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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hydrangeas Triple Panel Wall Hanging


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Welcome to the Club Scrap Hydrangeas Collection Blog Hop! To return to the start of the hop here. This is a beautiful collection and I could see many possibilities.  I’m sure you have seen many wonderful projects so far on this hop. 


I got a little bogged down with possibilities and spent most of April on Pinterest collection ideas and techniques.  Check out my Hydrangeas Pinterest board.  In my exploration I discovered some new products like liked as well as many techniques. I was impressed with the variety of multi-tone options from Lindy’s Stamp Gang (or LSG) sprays, mica powers, and embossing powered.  I featured many of these products in my project.  I had a lot of fun trying different things and learning a lot, but it was not until the weekend before the hop that I got serious about a project.  I was immediately hooked on Gabrielle Pollacco blog at Such a Pretty Mess.  I choose this tutorial Mixed Media Butterfly Wall Hanging with video showing all the steps.  Above is my interpretation.


I started with three 6 inch squares of scrap cardboard.  The great tip I got from Gabriella’s video was to wet the cardboard to tear off the top layer and wet the edges of the heavy weight paper to curl it. The cardboard is dry brushed with gesso and inked with Distress Stain Shaded Lilac. The Hydrangeas lite kit came with large Doilies.  I painted one with LSG Magical Mica Power in Glory of the Seas Gold and added it in selection locations on the base layer. 




Next I select Hydrangeas Collection papers for each panel.  To them I added the one of the Club Scrap pattern basics papers in a blue green pattern.  I tore the edges, curled paper, and layered each piece. For the center panel I added the Hydrangeas yellow tulle ribbon with the curled center opening.  Each paper is inked with a combination of three Distress Inks: Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, and just a touch of Walnut Stain.   On top of each paper I added random background stamps: CS scrip from Neon Doodles in Memento Rich Brown and CS brick wall from Wisteria in Amethyst. On top I added random stencil accents (CS Cape Cod Burlap Stencil and CS Bugs Dragonfly Stencil) using light modeling paste and LSG Embossing Power in Madonna Robe Blue or Angel Wings Peacock.  These two tone embossing powers change with the background underneath. This double embossing technique is from a Jennifer McGuire Video.



Once the base was completed I made specific accents for each panel.  They are all tied together with the heat embossed Dragonfly (from CS bugs collection) fussy cut for each panel.  I used five separate embossing powers, three for each dragonfly to get multicolored wings, two from Kraft paper and one from black paper.  The each was sprayed with LSG Starburst in Shabby Turbine Teal to color gaps.

For the top panel I used a three step process with the Hydrangeas stencil to make a large flower.  First I created a colored background using LSG Starburst Sprays.  Second, I applied gesso through the stencil and when that was dry I painted LSG Magical Micas and water.  Third, I used the stencil with light modeling paste and LSG Embossing Power. Finally I fussy cut them, inked the edges, and mounted with foam tape. Below is the product list. The hanging loop is twine with Hydrangeas green tuft wire wrapped around it.

·         For the flower
o   LSG Starburst Blue Hawaiian Blue Spray
o   LSG Starburst Tibetan Poppy Teal Spray
o   LSG Magical Azure Sea Aster
o   LSG EP Madonna Robe Blue
·         For the Leaves
o   LSG Starburst Shabby Turbine Teal Spray
o   LSG Starburst Bells of Ireland Green Spray
o   LSG Magical Azure Sea Aster
o   LSG EP Angel Wings Peacock
·         For the Dragonfly on Kraft
o   LSG EP Midnight Sapphire
o   Wow! EP Violet Pearl
o   LSG EP Madonna Robe Blue



For the center panel has the dragonfly is the central image mounted on top of a circle made with Hydrangeas dollies pleated with the blue Hydrangeas seam binding.  It is inked with the Distress Stain in Milled Lavender.  I painted a blue Hydrangeas Tag with LSG Magical and inked edges and mounted with Hydrangeas white ribbon.   The quote, one of my favorites, from a CS Wisteria stamp in Memento Ink in Rich Brown. 

·         For the Dragonfly on Kraft
o   LSG EP Midnight Sapphire
o   Wow! EP Violet Pearl
o   Wow! EP Blue Pearl



For the bottom panel I made a dimensional hydrangea with a paper punched from the leftover paper sprayed for the large flower from this tutorial from Kittie Kraft, using the Martha Stewart 3 in 1 hydrangea punch.   The leaves are made from a circle punch and corrugate press as learned from Jennifer McGuire.  

·         For the flower
o   LSG Starburst Blue Hawaiian Blue Spray
o   LSG Starburst Tibetan Poppy Teal Spray
·         For the Leaves and stem
o   LSG Starburst Shabby Turbine Teal Spray
o   LSG Starburst Bells of Ireland Green Spray
·         For the Dragonfly on Black
o   LSG EP Midnight Sapphire
o   LSG EP Angel Wings Peacock
o   Wow! EP Violet Pearl

I had the best time making this and trying so many techniques. I was particularly impressed with the Lindy’s Stamp Gang products. I used here is a video comparing each type.   For more information on the products used and techniques with videos see my Pinterest board.  I hope you try a few.

For another version of this project using the CS Hydrangeas Collection see the talented Julie at Cape Cod Scrapper.

Your next stop is with the wonderful Janet from Dishing with Janet and the beginning of the hop is at Club Scrap Creates.

Thank you for reading my post and your comment are greatly appreciated.
Happy Crafting,

Debby H

24 comments:

  1. AWESOME, Debby, such a wonderful project. Love the colors and all the details. Thanks so much for explaning it all.

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  2. Fun project, I love the cardboard base...it's one of my favorite ways to start a project. All of the colors, mica's, sprays, etc....it all works beautifully together!
    TFS!

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  3. I can't believe you and Julie made the same project-that is hilarious!! They are both so different looking in the end but I love how BOLD yours is. It really leaps out at me!

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  4. Hey Debby, Great minds think alike!! I just love her amazing work!! Truly inspiring. It is so cool to me how we can all look at something and turn it into our own amazing artwork!! Well done, and love the dragonflies!!

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  5. Of ALL of the inspiration out there! LOVE both interpretations! Very, very cool. Bravo!

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  6. Debby, this is beautiful! This project certainly spoke volumes to you and Julie, but these are both representative of your individual styles! I love the amazing dimension you incorporated and the dragonfly is the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing - and I'm following you on Pinterest now too! :)

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  7. Beautiful colors and dimension!

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  8. I can identify with spending most of April on Pinterest, looking for ideas, LOL. I love that you were able to try so many new techniques and incorporate them into this amazing project. Even though you and Julie started with the same inspiration, you both ended up with beautiful pieces that are uniquely "you"!!!

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  9. Wow, really enjoying your artwork here! This will be so great hanging on your wall to enjoy!

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  10. Amazing art! I love it and all the details.

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  11. Very cool - love all the textures.

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  12. This is so beautiful, Debby. It's just so unusual that you & Julie were inspired by the same art pieces and yet your versions are so different and beautiful. Thanks for the list of supplies you used.

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  13. Incredible use of so many artistic elements. Love the dimension and colors. Very pretty!!

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  14. I love seeing two versions of a project. So many ideas - and obviously your great minds were thinking alike. Nice job!

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  15. Beautiful collage techniques.

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  16. Love how this turned out with all the layers and dimension, really neat.

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  17. All I can say is WOW - that is one amazing piece of artwork. I love all the textures and product you used. I wouldn't even know where to start.

    Love it

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  18. The color, the texture...terrific combinations! I like it and I thank you for posting your art project. -con

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  19. This is stunning. Thanks so much for sharing the step by step!

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  20. That is just so visually stunning. Beautiful.

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