Jul 5, 2016

Using Stamps to Create a 3D Wall Hanging

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Today I am sharing a sea themed mixed media wall hanging created with stamps and stencils over at Anything But Cute.  When it comes to summer, my thoughts are solely set on being in the water!  With that in mind, I used an old collection of stamps by Christine Adolph to create this hangie from scrap mat board.

Summertime fun
Our challenge this month is hosted by the marvelous Anne, the sweetest of souls with an invincible summer in her heart.  Thank you Anne!  She says, "What does Summertime fun mean to you?  Spending time by the seaside, foreign travel, camping in the great outdoors or simply enjoying time in the garden?  Create a MIXED MEDIA project focusing on how you like to spend your Summertime.  Don't forget to tell us how your project relates to our theme."

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I'm sure you won't be shocked to know that I first gessoed my panel (on both sides so it wouldn't warp much) and then went to town creating a watercolored background with various shades of blue.  Her is my tip: Use scraps of papers and give them washes in your coordinating colors and use them for your dies and building of layers in your focal grouping.  You can see I stamped some of my paper with a map to add a different print in the mix.

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The background was stenciled with this script stamp using light modeling paste.  While the paste was wet, I added PSX Cobalt Tapestry embossing powder.

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I also embossed the row of starfish across the bottom in off white, and embossed the edge of the entire panel to create a "frame."

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 On this shot you can see a peek of the thick cardboard I glued between my layers to add heavy dimension.  The Tim Holtz die from his Christmas greenery set is used as "coral" and the long skinny die is from his new summer floral die.

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I wasn't too sure about using the same embossing powder for my focal, but everything else was too faint compared to the dynamic background with those striking powders.  Lastly, I added the sentiment made with my Dymo label maker.  This is a reminder to me to live in the moment and not stress about my busy summer schedule.  Thanks for looking and we would love to see your mixed media Summertime Fun creation linked to our challenge.

Karin-Guthrie
Finally, I want to share with you a friend's Summertime Fun rendition of my Bird Canvas Shadow Box Class.  Karin Guthrie created this beachy wonder and used netting in place of the wire.  Her combination of 3D elements with beautiful patterned paper against the amazing textured blue background make for one truly amazing project!  Well done Karin!  Your project is truly clever and inspiring.  <3
Friendship
I'm sharing my stamped wall hanging with:
(every single piece was from my scrap stash, down to the mat board)

36 comments:

Sara Barker said...

Lovely monochromatic beach themed hanging, Autumn! Ilove the embossed background and starfish along the bottom, as well as the "frame". Great sentiment on the label (just picked one of these up at a yard sale and that very same color tape was included! Can't wait to use it! I'm inspired by YOU! Very clever! Just a gorgeous, gorgeous piece! You rocked the Summertime Fun theme! Big hugs!

Petra Swart said...

Your wall hanging is simply gorgeous, Autumn!!! Wonderful texture and such a lot of great detail to admire!!! You have really done great with the sea theme and the colours are so beautiful!!!!! Wonderfully done, my friend!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Autumn, this wall hanging has just sucked me right in! All those fabulous tones of the ocean, the blues and aquas and white highlights, straight from the sea!! Your starfish focal image is brilliant and I love that the theme continues with that starfish border across the bottom, what a great flow you created!! I could wrap myself up in those soft swirly yarns, a wonderful addition and sort of reminds me of beautiful seaweed!! Thank you for putting together such a gorgeous project once again!! hugs :)

Vintagehandmade said...

What an amazing wall hanging you have created, Autumn! Beautiful textures, awesome blue tones and a fantastic design! Love those yarns on top and the netting! It's simply stunning piece, my friend! Big hugs to you! Branka xx

Wanda Hentges said...

Fabulous wall hanging, Autumn!!! Everything flows so well!! Just gorgeous!!

Redanne said...

I am completely and totally in love with your sea themed hanging - the richness of the blue and those fabulous pops of white with the starfish. And then the beautiful coral, the softness of the netting, the dimension, the texture - everything combined to create a stunning visual delight!! Love, love, love this!! Hugs, Anne xx

Virginia Lu said...

Inspiring work! Love the textures and colors for your wall-hanging! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Well done!

Remya Sreekanth said...

Cant take my eyes of this !! Beautiful !!
Hugs
Remya

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh my Autumn! This is incredibly beautiful! I love the shades of blue and green and the fabulous textures you have created! The touches of white have a true feel of being by the sea! Hugs, Chrisx

Lisa said...

This is absolutely stunning, Autumn!! The layers are amazing!! I love the colors!! The texture is spectacular!! I just keep scrolling back up to look at it...there are so many details to see and love!! The starfish is a beautiful focal point!! Magnificent my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

rachel said...

gorgeous colouring and fabulous layers - amazing work Autumn xx

Maxine D said...

Oh love this Autumn - the textures, the colours, the layering. Makes this dreary grey winters day that much more cheerful. Thankd ofr the tip to colour some 'scraps' with your background colours as a way to co-ordinate later layers and die cuts.
Blessings
Maxine

Brenda Brown said...

Utterly delightful wall hanging Autumn, I so love watery summer themes and your interpretation is fantastic xxx

Ruth said...

Saw this on Instagram and came for a close look, gorgeous details and just love the whole distressed, flotsam annd jetsam effect ...beautiful! Ruth xx

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

''Oh I do like to be beside the seaside'' and you really have captured the very essence of the sea, thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you in our future challenges x

Juliz Design Post said...

The details you have managed to gather together on your sea canvas is incredible. Another stunning project.
Julie x

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Beautiful! I like the texture of the cheese cloth and the little pocket for the tag!

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

This immediately made me feel like summer and sea and also a bit like gGreece. Don't know why Greece, but I think because i have been to the islands and mainland and love that country and its beautiful sea. A really wonderful creation!

kdguthr said...

Clap clap clap! Very nice! Even though beachy isn't comfortable for you, one would never know it! I love the colors!

crafty-stamper said...

WOW fabulous hanging love the sea colours and fantastic layers and texture-love all the embossing too
Carol x

crafty-stamper said...

Can't remember if I mentioned linking your projects to our new Mixed Media challenge blog -think you can have 3 entries--http://ainkymess.blogspot.co.uk/
Carol x

Paper Profusion said...

What a fabulous 'hangie' Autumn!! Gorgeously layers with terrific little details and truly oceanic! (Great tip about gessoing both sides - thanks!) Nicola x

Samra Leshinski said...

Beautiful wall hanging! Love all the texture and layering.
Hugs
Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Donna Ellis said...

Definitely feels like a walk on the beach, Autumn! Gorgeous project, with interesting fibers and textures! You have once again taken me on a marvelous journey! Hugs, de

Debs Smith said...

Stunning wall hanging! Thank you for sharing with us and joining in the fun at The Artistic Stamper July Challenge

Maria Lillepruun said...

Autumn, this is such a nice creation! Thank you from MMW!

Julie Short said...

I totally love these stamps...they are timeless! Your hanging is delightful Autumn. Thank you for linking to Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month.

Mimi said...

Just love this! That greenery die looks exactly like a coral or sea botanical! Excellent textures, and perfect reminder to actually relax during summer!!! (Are your kids going every direction like mine???)

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous entry for the Craft Stamper challenge this month; thanks for joining!
xxx Ellie Knol xxx
PS remember - only 1 project in your post!

Linda said...

Gorgeous wall hanging .... so much detail and texture. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

Coco said...

Gorgeous hanging Autumn, I love your "texture" made with your stamps and the gorgeous deep blue and green sea shades on this, a pure delight!!!
Stay Relax as much as possible, I try to do the same this week being on vacation for a few days... but it's hard teehee :D
Hugs
Coco xxx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful Autumn, what a fabulous colour palette and love the 'seaweed' foliage and flowers, they work perfectly! The white embossing around the edges frames it perfectly, thanks so much sharing it! Deb xo

Melissa L. said...

The is lovely, Autumn! I love your style. Hugs!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful wall hanging! The texture and layers you built in with the beautiful blues is lovely!

KAVA said...

I love It! Great color combination!

ElizabethR said...

I love that Autumn it's gorgeous, thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge, Elizabeth xxx

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