Mar 28, 2018

Prima Lavender Peeled Planked Wallpaper Tutorial


Hi friends!  It's time for a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie and our hostess Zoe has chosen the theme Bloomin' Marvellous.  She says, "As spring pokes it's head through the frozen ground, let's celebrate the season and create a vintage or shabby chic project with flowers as the focus and in vintage muted pastel tones, (no brights)."


I was soooooo inspired by THIS card I pinned from my Instagram feed.  I started out to make a similar card.  I used my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board to create a 3 x 4" envelope from the Prima Lavender collection.  I learned that you should orient your paper facing up on your first punch/score so that the inside pattern will not be sideways.  This is my first envelope and I'm soooo excited about the possibilities with this simple, but power packed tool.  :)


Next I tucked and tucked various Prima flowers and basket filler into my envelope until I had an exploding beautiful bouquet!  It was hard for me and my frugal nature to commit all of these beautiful blossoms to a simple card, so I switched gears and made a mixed media planked wood panel to use as my base.  I plan to hang this springy project in my cubicle at work now and enjoy it twice as much.


Using the back from one of my beloved watercolor paper pads, I cut the thick chipboard into a 7 x 9" panel, then cut the remainder into 1 1/2" strips and pieced together like so.  I glued them to the base then gave a wash of watery gesso.  Next I tore a strip of the Lavender floral paper and glued it to the planks in various places.  I tore some floral tissue tape and adhered as well.  Then I used Tim's stripe stencil with texture paste to make some wood grain texture.  Finally, I scraped on DecoArt crackle paste over the entire panel.  I applied the paste heavier in some areas and lighter over the torn paper.


When this was completely dry I mixed Dusty Concord Distress Ink with water and gave the entire panel a good wash.


I just love how those beautiful bits of floral paper peek through!  I got the idea for this from something on THIS post by Beulah Bee.  It worked out better than I envisioned and was super easy to produce!


I raised the envelope up quite a bit to get maximum dimension.  The basket filler adds so much texture.  And I was happy to use these leafy wired blossoms that I have never really known what to do with.


As a final touch I attached a die cut bow to my envelope and some Venice lace to the bottom of my panel.  I hope you've enjoyed reading about this process and will give it a try.  We'd love to have you play along with our current challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  If you don't have any paper flowers in your stash, I have a few posts on making your own HERE.  You can even used stamped flowers, just play along for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique.



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33 comments:

Jenny Marples said...

Love, love, love that clever idea for creating a wooden wall panel without the weight of real planks! They look so realistic and provide the perfect backdrop for that beautiful bouquet bursting from the envelope. Thank you so much for the tutorial xx

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

It's Gorgeous!

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful panel Autumn - I know what you are saying about being frugal with flowers :-)! I do love the totally feminine look you have achieved here. My mind went into overdrive when you stated that you watered down some dusty concord ink and 'gave the entire panel a good wash' :-)...
Blessings
Maxine

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

You did a magnificent job transforming that chipboard into a faux pallet. I was completely fooled and thought it was real wood. I love the basket filler in with the flowers! What a genius way to add texture. Your mixed media background is glorious. What a Bloomin' Marvellous project, Autumn! I just love it!

Sara Barker said...

I'm wondering how you are getting any work done with this in your work space! I'd be staring at it all day! Wow! Autumn, this has probably got to be my favorite Shabby Chic project I've seen! Gorgeous background panel, and so durn clever! And that bouquet is fabulously screaming 'spring'. Oh, how I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this wall hanging! Hugs!

Helen Gullett said...

😱😱😱😱😱
WOW... this is AMAZING wood sign, Autumn.
Love everything on it. You are an inspiration!
Thank you for the tutorial, too!

Darlene said...

WOW! What a beautiful design and idea! Just gorgeous my friend and amazing inspiration! WOW!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Autumn! Love all the details and texture.

Anita Houston said...

Oh how stunning! Gorgeous in every way!

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, spectacular!! Wow!! I absolutely love the cracked background!! The flowers tucked in the envelope - fabulous!! The lace along the bottom is a perfect touch!! This is so stunning, Autumn!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Redanne said...

A wonderful tutorial and what a gorgeous result! Those planks of wood are so cleverly designed and the bouquet of flowers are truly beautiful. LOVE that fabulous butterfly too! Hugs, Anne xx

TLady said...

HOW BEAUTIFUL, AUTUMN!!! I actually thought this was a wood plank when I saw your piece! LOL You did a WONDERFUL JOB on this! Just watch, the ladies at work are going to want one too! ;) I too LOVE how the florals peak out, & the white peeling of the gesso/molding paste! SO BEAUTIFUL & SPRINGY! ;)

Susan said...

Oh my gosh, This is fabulous! The envelope looks just like old tin and I thought the background was a wooden plank! Beautiful! You've outdone yourself.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a pretty panel Autumn, love your faux wooden background with its crackles and the envelope full of those splendid flowers is such a happy site to see. An amazing piece of mixed media hanging art. Thank you for sharing.
Big Hugs Tracey xx

wendy baysa said...

Oooohhhh I LOVE this and I didn't notice that it was an envelope in the F&F post until I got here, what a treat! The subtle crackle on the planks and dusty concord are gorgeousness! What an inspirational piece! xo

Jannet said...

This is so completely beautiful Autumn ! I don’t think I would ever be able to cut my chipboard backings.I always have to use them the size they are! It will certainly brighten up your cubicle.Wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter xxx

Linda Kunsman said...

ooooh this is so feminine, so pretty and just plain gorgeous!!

Kate said...

This is so shabby and pretty, Autumn. It really looks like peeled wallpaper. I love all that rustic crackle paint. Beautiful!
Kate

Becca Sadler said...

Wow! This is shabby chic perfection! And what a marvelous mixed media keepsake too. I need this for my lavender interior décor house or to use this has inspiration to make something similar!?!?!? add this to my to-do list. :)

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

The brief for this challenge (shabby chic, muted colours, blooms) is straight up your street and beautifully accomplished! So much creativity here. I love how you placed the flowers in the envelope - such a nice touch - and the plank texture with the collage and crackle is simply genius! The finishing touches as well (the lace border and the butterfly) spot on. You always find that perfect balance of not too little, not too much - just right!

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous! I adore everything! The backdrop made to look like a vintage painted and peeled wall. The envelope brimming with beautiful flowers! Gorgeous!

Mimi said...

ABSOLUTELY YES! This is so awesome, I almost want to cry. The worn-wood look so appeals to me, as does the showing-through floral prints... gorgeous, Autumn, I am shaking my head in wonder.

crafty-stamper said...

WOW absolutely stunning Autumn -definitely looks like real wood love the techniques and all the flowers in the little envelope
Carol x

Zoe Hillman said...

Beautiful Autumn! I just love the faux wooden plank background and that fabulous envelope filled with flowers! I love my WRMK envelope board too. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration for this challenge. <3

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Another wonderful project! I LOVE those Prima Lavender papers.. they are on my (never ending) wish list! I have to go back and read carefully how you made that paper look so much like real wood! And of course, the WRMK envelope punch board is probably my MOST favorite of all the tools out there! I could not live without it! So many explanation points but it's all worth exclaiming about! Marilyn

Hilo & Papel said...

That was super super cute!

Sheryl said...

I love this, it is just beautiful.
So glad it dropped onto the front porch at 613 Avenue Create.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

The Craft Princess said...

Wow this is absolutely fabulous!!! I love Love LOVE it!!! I'm with you....hard to add so many beautiful things to card...I would want to keep it for myself! Your project is beyond beautiful. Thank you for sharing your techniques...and....Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Hugs... Janie
DT
Crafter's Castle
crafterscastle.blogspot.com

Mac Mable said...

So enjoyed reading your post and learning new techniques. Absolutely gorgeous and stunning project. Lots of texture, pretty colours and fabulous flowers and a fun and creative idea with the envelope x Thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration x

Priya said...

Amazing project. No words to explain how beautiful it is
Thanks for joining us at The Creative Crafters
DT Priyadarshini

Martina Stoycheva said...

Love your style! Thank you for joining us at Scrapki-wyzwaniowo.

Marty Fishman said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, Autumn! I thought the background was wood, it's so realistic! What a great idea to use that TH stencil. Your flowers look so pretty, including the wire-stemmed ones, and I love how they're overflowing from your beautiful envelope. Another great idea. Love it...hugs!!

Barb Turpin said...

Very nice! This really looks like a wooden panel, love the 'white-washed' feel and your gorgeous flowers tucked inside the beautiful envelope!

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