Wishing I was "Abroad" Wall Hanging
I love when I can find things around the house to alter and make beautiful. Even better when they are gifts and free!! This (now) wonderful wall hanging uses Authentique's amazing new Abroad Collection. I just love that I can now look at this beauty and hang my keys, dreaming about all of the beautiful places that I could visit in the world.
Can you believe that this pretty thing once had it's life as this...
I was super lucky to find out that what I thought was a painting, really was a piece of watercolor paper, and was able to remove it easily. I used that shape to cut my insert paper from Travel, and left the cream paint as it matched the cream in the Abroad Collection papers.
I also yanked out the knobs, and put them aside until I could put the whole thing back together. To mark where they came from, I marked the bottom of the wall hanging with a pencil, knowing that I was going to cover the green paint with paper.
Once I got the shaped paper right, I used my Xyron 9" Creative Station to turn the paper into a sticker, and was able to place it in the space easily. I then placed a piece of Expedition through my Xyron, and placed it onto the front of the hanging, using a craft knife to trim the edges. I cut strips of Expedition, and repeated the process until all of the mint green was covered.
Once it was all covered, I lightly sanded the paper edges, making sure that there were no pieces that stuck out. I then used my Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap to cover the white edges, and give the piece a more vintage feel. I then stapled the ribbon to the back of the wooden piece, then tied a pretty bow using some May Arts ribbon. Lastly, I added a sentiment from the Titles and Phrases Cardstock Die Cuts. To finish off the hanging, I added a few pieces from my collection including: Petaloo flowers, Petaloo Hat Pin, and UmWow chipboard.
Authentique: Abroad Collection Travel, Expedition, Titles and Phrases Cardstock Die Cuts
Additonal Supplies: May Arts ribbon (454-15-03 Natural/Blue), Xyron 9" Creative Station, Petaloo Flowers, Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap), Petaloo Flowers (Teastaine Mini Mix, Teastaine Cream), Petaloo Beaded Hat Pin, UmWow Studio Layered Clouds Chipboard, dimensional foam, found hanging
Love this makeover!ReplyDelete
You turned the wall hanging into a gorgeous masterpiece!ReplyDelete
HOLY COW! This is fantastic!!!!ReplyDelete
That is fantastic! Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
This is very interesting and helpful..Super Glue or Cyanoacrylate.ReplyDelete