I knew from the very first time I saw the Birds on Key Set that I wanted to use one of them (you get two in a package) as a hanger of some sort. I also seem to have accumulated quite a few blank coasters over the years. So, I pulled them out, saw that they fit with the Key, and voila.
I inked the hinges with Versamark ink and embossed with Rustique embossing powder. To make the EP look a bit more orange, I added some Adobe ink to the edges, reheated the hinges so the ink just sinks into the hot EP. This was done to all three sets of hinges.
Here, you can see the front only is covered with the music paper, the hinges are glued down, and I also used the brads because I liked how it looks. I used an awl or paper piercer to mark the holes for the brads.
I used mixed media inks to color my chipboard this time. For tiny areas, I simply used one of these Fantastic brushes to color with the ink. To remove the ink and pick up another color from another ink pad, I simply dipped the tip into water and dried it off with a cloth or paper towel.
I used the Patina, Vintage, and Honey on the birds. A black ink pen was used for the eyes. The key was covered with the Delicate Gold and Silver ink, then a tiny bit of Adobe was randomly applied.Word Stackers 1 were covered with Vintage, watered down Leather, and edged with Mossy Green. The corrugated bottom pieces were all gessoed on the high spots, then either Schoolhouse Red, Patina, or Mossy were inked over the white gesso and spritzed with water to enable it to run into the crevices.
The tree was colored with Leather, highlighted with Honey, and Mossy with a touch of Vintage for the leaves. The bird was, of course, colored with Schoolhouse Red, and Vintage for the beak.
filigree frame that matches this solid heart as a template to determine where to make my cuts on the Texture Sheet - Flourished. Rather than cut in straight lines, I cut along some of the flourishes themselves, to get this more "flourishey " heart shape.
Birds on Key Set and hang it on the wall.
Gina's Designs Lasercuts Used:
Texture Sheet - Flourished
Leafy Trees Small
Bird Watching Shape Set
Word Stackers 1
Honeycomb & Bees ATC Sized
Filigree Frames Shape Set
Border Sticks - Hearts
Miniatures Shape Set - Ladies Choice
Other Supplies Used:
Blank coasters (4"x4")
Print Scrapbook Papers (Echo Park)
Mixed Media Inx (Adobe, Vintage, Mossy, Honey, Leather, White, Schoolhouse Red, Black, Patina, Pewter)
Delicata Golden Glitz and Silvery Shimmer
Rustique Tin Can Embossing Powder
In our busy lives, I sometimes think we need to stop long enough to live, laugh, and love a bit. So, I hope you are inspired by my wall hanging today and will give one a try for your home or studio. Be sure to stop by Gina's Designs Lasercuts, and visit the blog to see what the rest of the team are cooking up.
In the meantime, have a wonderful weekend and stay crafty, my friends.