Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Blueprints Blog Hop - Stenciled Wall Hanging

Welcome to my part of the Club Scrap Blueprints Blog Hop. If you've just arrived from Hetty's Craft Chaos, you are in the right place.

Wall Hanging Created With Club Scrap Blueprints Stencil
Have you checked out the Blueprints masking stencil? While it's ideal for creating terrific scrapbook pages, I also thought it had some nice potential for creating home decor.


I didn't have time to run to the craft store for the 8x8" canvas I'd envisioned, so I constructed my wall hanging from my stash of book board.

Using a small utility knife, I cut the book board pieces to create an 8x8" front and back and 1.5" deep sides. I even remembered to punch a nail hanging hole centered on the back.

I then used Bookbinding Glue to adhere the pieces and form a frame.

Once assembled, it was painting time. The sides were painted with black acrylic, and ivory on the front wall.

Once dry, I stamped the front of the frame with Black India Ink. Due to the lack of a firm stamping surface beneath the book board, sometimes portions of the stamped image didn't transfer. No worries! If that happens, simply fill it in with a smaller stamped image.

Next, I centered and held the stencil in place on the front of the frame and covered the entire thing with black acrylic paint.

When the stencil is lifted, the stamped ivory surface is revealed. Tah-dah! Depending on what type of crafter you are, go ahead and wash that stencil right away.

Next on the hop is Cathy at The Artful Gamut. She always has something fabulous up her sleeve!