Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Graphic 45 French Country Wall or Door Hanger

Hi y'all,
    I am really enjoying the holidays and being off for a couple of days before we hit the ground running for the new year.  I have been having an incredible good time using up the remnants of my Graphic 45 French Country.  Today, I want to share a quick little project.  I did a wall or door hanger using...you guessed it-FRENCH COUNTRY!  It took less than a day to complete the project.  I looked around on the internet for some ideas of how to make a door or wall hanger.  I had some idea of what I wanted my hanger to look like but just wanted to make sure my idea was headed in the right direction.  I could not find one good tutorial!  I found a lot individuals showing their finished projects and I also, saw a project completed on the Graphic 45 website but again no true tutorial.  So I set out on my own way! Products or supplies I used:  BLACK Gesso! Yes, black Gesso for those of us who did not know of it's existence.  Thank goodness for our small business Scrapbook and Paper Crafting stores.  I got the idea about the black Gesso from Carolyn at the Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie, TX.  I wanted the coaster to be black.  I started out trying to ink them but I got nothing but fatigue and numb fingers!  Then, I got the idea to use some Distress Stain but that wasn't doing the trick either.  The answer was Gesso!  I highly recommend this product.  I got a small 4oz container for $6. I used the Ranger brand but you could probably find it elsewhere (Liquitex might have some, my white Gesso is by Liquitex).  Other products included Pressed Petals Chip Chatter Tall letters (from JoAnn), you probably passed this letter pack every time you go in JoAnn's and unless you are a scrap-booker you didn't give them a second thought.  I bought these letters over 4yrs ago and stuck them down in the chipboard drawer.  Since, I don't scrapbook, I didn't think I would ever use them but they worked out perfect for my door/wall hanger.  I used a little Petaloo Sunflower, some black CS (Recollections Brand), the ribbon is 1/8th inch satin and 3/8th inch gross grain from JoAnn's, tassels are from the JoAnn upholstery dept., tiny metal Fleur De Lys and vintage queen bee from Hobby Lobby, I did some distress inking (Walnut Stain), and a little fussy cutting. I covered both sides (you know my motto).  Check out a few pictures below.  I will try to do show and tell (not a tutorial = teach and tell) on YouTube later.  Well, I hope you enjoy and give it a try.


Thanks for stopping by, hugz from me


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