Friday, January 9, 2015

ADORNit feature - Wall hanging with Art Play Paintables

On Monday, the design team at Mountain Plains Crafters participated in a joint blog hop with ADORNit; creator of all things, fabric, paper crafts and the all new Art Play Paintables, designed by artist Lindsay Ostrom.  We created sooooo many lovely things that I'm breaking it down in a more detailed format this week, featuring each of my creations in detail with tutorials. 

To see all the projects from the ADORNit blog hop, go here: 

Next up,  I've used the ADORNit 8"Pointed wood bracket panel to create a sweet wall hanging that would be perfect for a girls room.  I have all boys so I don't often have the chance to create for little girls.

I started by embellishing the flip side of the ADORNit blender paper "Pink Chevron" with a white paint dabber and glitter.  Next, I watercolored my image, which is from the Art Play Paintable "Love You" collection, with Tombow pens in Bright.  I cut an oval image of the quote with the Lil' Inker Design Stitched mat oval frame and my Cuttlebug.  I used the "Burnished Mustard" fabric from ADORNit to create a fringed, knotted hanging.  This panel is very thin so I used some small thumb tacks but be VERY CAREFUL not to go in too far or your nail will come through to the other side.  If this does happen, get a hammer (holding your wood secure) and lightly tap the exposed nail back in.  And yes, this happened to me, haha, but you can't even tell.  Whew!  Disaster averted!

I made some quilled flowers using the ADORNit blender paper, "Green Pixie Dots" and My Favorite Things Die-Namics rolled flower die, and even made some tiny leaves with the same paper.  If you've never quilled before, you will need a quilling tool.  They're under $5.00 and My Favorite Things has tutorial videos for instruction.  There is a bit of a learning curve but once you get the hang of it, it's so much fun!  I credit one of my design team member friends at Mountain Plains Crafters, MariLynn DeGroot, for inspiring me to try a new technique.  She's kind of brilliant.

Did I mention I did a little sanding on the paper?  I love giving the distressed look to something pretty.  Gives it a little edge.


Additional Supplies:  May Arts Ribbon green mesh, Ranger Tim Holtz distress ink dabber Picket Fence, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Ranger Glossy Accents, Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Runner, large doily from party supply store, DecoArt Glamour Dust, white gel pen, Tombow Mono Aqua Glue, scalloped vellum cut with Expression, Clearsnap Pinkalicious archival ink

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