Sunday, December 15, 2013

Assembled Snowman Wall Hanging

Hey - back with my crazy project I mentioned!  Its a small canvas that I recycled {former life: an Easter bunny painting}into a colourful holiday decoration which now hangs in our bathroom!  We have a really bright bathroom in a turquoise and white colour scheme, so I thought an upbeat decoration could go in there to perk us up first thing in the morning, right?

I slapped a very bright pink patterned paper over the canvas, and then had a ton of fun trying to stick a plastic mesh over top of that - I liked the mesh because it would add texture, and it is a bright sparkly white which is pretty. But it was dreadful trying to get it to stick down,...I managed with jots of sticky tape and a final brad to make double sure it stays in place. Where ever the sticky tape showed through the wide weave of the mesh, I sprinkled glitter, so it looks just fine.

Next, I used my Big Shot and dies to assembled one of my Tim Holtz "ASSEMBLED SNOWMAN" and cut a sparkly turquoise Fleur-de-lis using's Sizzix DECORATIVE ACCENT Die. The Fleur-de-lis acts as a background to the snowman because I going for a kinda off-beat design.

A few bits of this and that, and here it is!  It is hard to photograph this properly to show how nice it looks. It really does uplift my mood when I see it, and I'm glad I recycled the canvas because it was sitting around in a overlooked "things to do" pile - hope it inspires one of you to try doing a wall hanging, they're awfully fun! Cheers!



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