Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Coaster wall hanging

Hello ! It's Sue here and I'm very excited about being guest designer for the month of June ! Thank you so much Kim for inviting me ! I've been playing with the very versatile coasters and Distress Paints for my first project.


I decorated three coasters and for the one above I've used the Reverse Chicken Wire stencil with some Wendy Vecchi embossing paste. I then gave it a coat of Gesso before I started to apply the Distress Paints.


I painted some Grunge Paper with Broken China Distress Paint and cut the letters using the Tim Holtz WordPlay die.


I've used Broken China, Spiced Marmalade and Salty Ocean Distress Paints applying them with a baby wipe so that they blended easily. Once dry I used the brushes from the Tim Holtz Artful Tools set with black Archival ink.  The flower is a Wendy Vecchi Blossom Bucket embellishment and I've painted it with Spiced Marmalade Distress Paint and just tipped the edges with some coloured wax.


 For this coaster I used the Thistle stencil and Gesso, then applied the same colours of Distress Paints, again with a baby wipe. The Gesso resists the Distress Paint and lets the stencilling show through.


I painted some more Grunge Paper with Spiced Marmalade Distress Paint and die cut two butterflies using the Tim Holtz Mini Butterflies die.


I dabbed some more Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste onto the above coaster and when dry brushed some Broken China Distress Paint over it. I've used the Unity Stamp set called 'She Sprouted Wings' and stamped the text onto some Grunge Paper that has been painted with Broken China Distress Paint. The butterfly has also been stamped using the 'Be Brave' stamp from this set and I've added a spinner to the centre. The bottom piece is made using the Tim Holtz Mini Clipboard and Bottom die.


For the third coaster I've used the Thistle stencil again and this time used some more Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste. I've used the same colours of Distress Paints and I've also mixed some Broken China into some Distress Crackle Paint Clear Rock Candy and painted it over some areas. I've added the other butterfly and the text is again from the Unity Stamp set 'She Sprouted Wings'. I've attached the clipboad top with some split rings.


This is the completed project all linked together with split rings. I hope you've enjoyed my first project as much as I enjoyed making it !

Sue
x





23 comments:

toni said...

Hi Sue fabulous project! Love the colours, the gorgeous textures, the different embellishments ...in fact everthing ! Really lovely x

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic hanging with wonderful colours and textures!!

Tracy said...

Hi Sue...gorrgeous first project full of yummy textures (loving the chicken wire stencil),fab colours and love the text you added...oh I need to mention that stunning flower as well..mmmm!!
Hugs
Tracy
Xxxx

Redanne said...

Oh Sue, what a gorgeous project, I love the colours and the chicken wire stencil looks wonderful. A stunning make. Hugs, Anne x

Claudine C. said...

This is awesome, I really love every detail!!

Terry said...

Never thought I would use that clipboard mini! This is gorgeous, Sue! Love the texture and colors! You are an EP natural and congratulations on the GDT spot! Hugs!

Kim said...

Sue, this is just darling! So seriously sweet...great project, love the colors, linking the coasters together (brilliant!), and the textures...just amazing!

Pat said...

Fabulous project!

toni said...

just been having another look at this and love it even more ! x

Unknown said...

All of these are awesome Thanks for sharing:)

Erin Smetak said...

What gorgeous coasters, Sue!! You are starting off with a bang!! Loving all the colors and textures!

Teresa Jaye said...

beautiful Sue! Each one is so pretty but put together as a project it's amazing. What fun you had too!

Micki said...

Gorgeous. Really love how that chicken wire looks and the color is my fav.

Sandy said...

A beautiful and wonderful project - I really enjoyed reading how you did this!!
sandy

Peg Hewitt said...

LOVE this project!

Donna-Marie said...

Super duper cool!! Coaster who would of thunk it!!

Dolly LaBelle said...

This wall hanging is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Dolly LaBelle said...

This wall hanging is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Electra said...

This is gorgeous!!

butterfly said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love all those different uses of the stencil, wonderful textures, and the colours are fabulous!
Alison x

Katyoparty said...

Love, love, love this coaster! The texture, the colors, all of it! I am inspired!!

veronica said...

fabulous textures! this is really beautiful!

Wanda H said...

This is fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!