Monday, 27 April 2015

Dabbling with Decor

When we decorated our bedroom a while ago we swapped the wallpaper we inherited when we bought the house for plain walls.  Our bedding is an eau de nil colour so I thought I would have a go at making something for the wall:

I started with a 12 x 12 canvas and painted it with a mixture of paperartsy fresco paints (but I now can't remember what combination I used - must do better at keeping notes!).

I used a Craftwork Cards large dress form shape (bought it at their warehouse sale as part of a job lot), painted it brown and covered it with paper which I stamped with a Hero Arts script stamp.  Next step was to make lots of paper cones using Theresa Collins papers and glue them on with a hot glue gun.  Her bodice is finished off with folded paper, lace and fabric roses and I stencilled around the edge of the canvas with grey paint.

Next job was a cheap white frame I bought in The Range:

I "distressed" it by painting it with gold acrylic paint and then wiping lots off,  I die cut lots of spellbinder butterflies from various papers, stuck them on a trimmed piece of cream card stock and put them in the frame.


kjjc said...

Fab. I love the idea of making your own home decor.Wish I had the confidence to do so. Im sure these two projects look great on your walls.

Michele said...

Wow - I love them both! What a great way of having unique art on your walls

Paul Browning said...

We have done the same, gone for a neutral paint on our walls, which leaves us free to add colour with hangings etc. Love your french style decor projects. They look like they've leapt out of the pages of a Somerset Studio mag :) P x