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Friday, October 26, 2012

Graphic 45 Bird Song Collection Wall Hanging!

Sherry here with you today, and I’ve been working on a new chipboard wall hanging to show you.  Chipboard has become one of my favorite elements to work with and I’m quite happy to say that both 8.5x11 and 12x12 sheets of chipboard are now available at eclectic Paperie.  It comes in .022 thickness which makes it perfect to use with any of the thin format dies, which is why I absolutely love it!


For this hanging, a combination of 8x8 and 12x12 pads of Graphic 45 Bird Song Collection were used.  The base was constructed by die cutting 4 sheets of the 8.5x11 chipboard with Spellbinders Grand Labels One and gluing them all together with Inkssentials Glue N’ Seal.  A small shelf was made using wood hobby trim.  It was painted with black acrylic paint, highlighted with Antique Gold Buff n Rub, which was then wiped down with a damp cloth.  Once the wood was dry, a light coat of Walnut Stain Distress Stain was applied to the wood.  


The flowers were made using Spellbinders Blossom Five.   The edges were highlighted with ink, misted with water and Gold Perfect Pearls, shaped and then dried with a heat tool.  Once all the layers were dry, they were assembled with hot glue and a small black bead was added to the center.  GrungePaper was die cut with Foliage Two then covered with Forest Moss Distress Stain, to act as accents for the flowers.  The individual green leaves were die cut with Bitty Blossoms, misted with water and shaped while drying with a heat tool.  


The frame was die cut with Asian Motifs after the paper had been glued to a piece of chipboard.  The edges were highlighted with a gold leafing pen.  The image with cut out from the paper, glued to chipboard, and trimmed closer to the image.  


The sentiment “Dream” from Graphic 45 Bird Song Cling Stamps Set 3 was stamped on a scrap of the Bird Song paper, distress a bit with some one step crackle, sanded and then highlighted with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  

Here’s a photo of the wall hanging at an angle so you can see the depth of the project and all the dimension.


I’d like to point out, that if I have referenced any product that I have used for this project that you do not find in the store, please send Kim an email and I’m pretty she would be happy to order it for you. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

eP Signature - Sherry Cheever

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Kim said...

Holy cow Sherry...this is amazing! Seriously a stunning project!

butterfly said...

Those flowers look just sensational! What a great project...
Alison x

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

You make the most fabulous flowers! And I love working with chipboard, too!

Kim Lemear said...

Wow, I went to look at the Flower Die and i can't believe you made those from those die's. Beautiful, love it.

Willy's creations said...

Looks lovely.


IricksTreasuresAndTips said...

complex but with the right supplies and elements....possibilities abound