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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Believing

I made another altered hanging. This one was purely by accident. I started by painting a piece of watercolor paper that I intended to cut up and use in an altered book I've been working on. Once the piece was dry, I couldn't bring myself to cut it up, so I decided to use it as the background to something. It looked perfect for a fairyland sky, so that's what I dreamed up.

First, I distressed and painted a piece of cardboard and mounted the watercolor paper to this to give it a sturdy background.


I went through my scraps of paper and made a little house for the fairies. I cut the fairies from Graphic 45 paper. Then I started layering on the embellishments.

I tucked a flower here, a stamped bird there, and a flutter of butterflies that look like they're leaving the chimney.


I added a layer of paper and trim to the top-right as a background for the Tim Holtz Ornate Plate that frames the title "Home Sweet Home."


I added a couple of sticks to the top along with a dyed seam binding hanger and scrap of tulle. I had so much fun with my watercolors; I am definitely going to paint some more!

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4 Comments:

Blogger Audrey Pettit said...

This is adorable!! Love the rustic look of the corrugated cardboard and stick hanger mixed with the whimsical Graphic45 fairies. SO totally cute and fun!

May 4, 2011 at 6:32 AM  
Blogger Julie Boeck said...

This is so pretty! I love how it started from the paper you were going to use for something else! :)

May 4, 2011 at 7:42 AM  
Blogger Carla said...

That is very very pretty!

May 5, 2011 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger Sandy Ang said...

This is just such an amazing project. Love it to bits

May 7, 2011 at 7:34 AM  

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