Monday, January 25, 2010

GROW Altered Wall Hanging





Hello all, I hope this Monday has been a beautiful day for you and yours. I have been wanting to post this for about two weeks now. It is an altered wall hanging using a canvas turned around backwards like a shadow box. I painted the inside and the frame using acrylic paints. Then I added Webster's pp Nature's StoryBook:Grow Dreams. Using Tattered Angels glimmer mist sprayed on pp using the dragonfly screen and the tree screen. The grow letters are Rusty Pickle...I tore the cardboard off and used Tim Holtz crackle paints and applied a thin coat to them, and some ink. The lace around the frame is Prima Elegant Lace. The bumble bee, the dragonfly and two flowers on the alphas are SpellBinder's using the Wizard die cutting system, the dragonfly has a coat of Alcohol inks, the bumble bee is cut from Cosmo Cricket pp and inked. The blue flower is cut from handmade paper that me and the boys made one day..what a blast and they still will bring it up whenever I use it in a project. The pot is made using a crackle paint chip from the hardware store, using the SpellBinder's diecut.

The flowers on the outside of the frame are made using the SpellBinder's Sunflower die cut I cut the flower out then folded it into 1/8ths using the Tim Holtz tiny attacher (love this) stapled it on one side then attached to the homemade floral wire (I used to teach flower arranging for our local community college many many years ago) Yes I still have all my stuff....I know I get fussed at, about it all the time. Sprayed with Tattered Angels glimmer mist and wallah.....a flower vine. The leaves are SpellBinder's too. TFL!!! Thanks and Have a WONDERFUL afternoon. Dawn

9 comments:

flowerdisco said...

what a great idea. I am in love with it, tfs. If I make one, do you mind me posting a link to your blog to give credit where credit is due?

Jules said...

Wow this is just gorgeous love the background it looks very effective.

Sandy said...

Beautimus Dawn...I have done several canvas alterations and have seen the ones done from the back but have not tried that yet. I love what you have done here...just lovely...you grow girl!!!!!

flowerdisco said...

Thanks so much, this is great. I am loving your blog too.
Hugs!

Sandy said...

Hey Dawn...I just read your responses to the students post and I want to say thanx for the love you showed each of them. I know that as the mom of a big family you know how much this will meant to them....I can't wait for school tomorrow so I can see their reactions when they read your comment! Thanx so much for taking the time to do something so special for them and for me...big hugs GF!

Sherry said...

What an awesome idea! I love those letters! and those flowers...wow! the time you put into them! Beautiful as always :)

Brenda said...

AWESOME job Dawn!
hugs
Brenda

Leah said...

Geez I really need more time (never thought I'd say that!) but I hate to miss anything and I haven't been by to see you in way too long!
I LOVE this SO much!
I will have to go through your old posts and see what I've missed!
Hope you are doing well Dawn!

Leah

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