Saturday, 9 November 2013

Paperartsy Hanging

Hi Everyone
Today I would like to share a hanging I made:
My hanging is a 6x6 piece of mountboard.  I started by covering the mountboard with a piece of BoBunny newsprint paper.  I then added Paperartsy Fresco paint with a babywipe - I used Eggplant, French Roast and South Pacific.  I chose these colours as they are all translucent and would allow the newsprint to show through.  Next I added Grunge Paste mixed with French Roast and Mocha Mousse through a SplodgeAway stencil.  I created peaks on the Grunge Paste with my spatula to add further texture.  Next I took the cog stencil, also from SplodgeAway, and used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to create the cog background.  On a separate piece of card I stamped the sentiment in black versafine ink, I tore this and then inked with Vintage Photo and Tattered Rose distress.   
I stamped the image of the clock/lady three times onto card.  I cut one out in full and coloured using distress inks.  I cut the wings from the second image and coloured with distress inks, I curled the wings and added them to the first image.  On the third image I just cut the clock face out, coloured with distress and mounted onto the base image using foam pads.  I added glossy accents to the clock face to make it look it look like glass.  All the stamps were from the Paperartsy Ink and Dog ID10 plate.  Next I added two eyelets to the mountboard, curled some wire around a paintbrush add added it through the eyelets.  I then added the sentiment and the clock to the hanging.  I used Treasure Gold White Fire to highlight most of the hanging - it was added to the Grunge Paste, around the edges of the mountboard, on the wings of the butterflies and around the sentiment.
I would like to enter my hanging in the following challenges:
  • Paperartsy - Inspired by Alison - click HERE for challenge details
  • Our Creative Corner - Tic Tac Toe - I chose the line with texture, wire and letters, click HERE for all the challenge details
  • Country View Crafts Challenges - the challenge here is letters - click HERE for all the details
Thanks for stopping by today,
Claire x


  1. Your hanging is absolutely stunning, Claire!

    I love the wire and that worn looking background so much! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful make with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

  2. wow, this is so lovely, so many details, just gorgeous.

  3. Lovely use of the stencil - and the translucent paints over the newsprint look great. Thanks so much for joining in over at PaperArtsy and at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

  4. Oh Claire that's a beautiful hanging. Love the colours you've used and you are clearly an accomplished stenciller. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Jenny x

  5. Fantastic hanging and such a fabulous sentiment! Love the colours you have used too, great steampunk creation!
    Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner!

  6. A gorgeous hanging Claire and I just love that background print peeping through! Great colours and fab stencil work. It's also nice to be able to read how you made your piece - I'm a great fan of that as you know!
    Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner for this challenge.

  7. Great hanging Clare...I so love this style. TFS Crafty hugs Annie x

  8. Such a beautiful hanging Clare. I love the way you have used your stencils and transluscent paints over the newsprint paper - it looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing your hanging with us at Country View Crafts Challenge this month.