Thank you to everyone who left comments on my last post. Always lovely to hear from you.
I would like to share with you a little wooden hanging I made using stamps and some air drying clay.
I took this photo and it wasn’t until I was starting to write this post that I realised that it was a bit lost in the background so I took another photo which makes it look a bit stark but it shows up the detail a little better.
The details of how I made this project are as follows
Cut out a piece of 5mm thick of MDF 10cm x 19.5 cm approx and drill two holes in the top to attach the wire.
For the base of the Hanging
Base coat the piece with a coat of Gesso and leave to dry.
Apply a coat of Air Force Blue colored craft paint and leave to dry. (2 coats may be necessary depending on the paint you are using)
Apply a coat of One Step Crackle Medium and leave to dry.
Apply a coat of white craft paint and let the crackles forms.
Stamp the swirls and dotty pattern using a permanent ink.
Sand the edges with sand paper to distress
For the Balloon
Roll out a small piece (about half a golf ball amount) of clay to about 3mm thick.
Ink up your stamp with VersaMark and stamp into your clay and leave to dry.
Apply one coat of Gesso to your stamped piece and leave to dry.
Apply one coat of white craft paint and leave to dry.
Apply a coat of Navy Blue craft craft paint and work it into the stamped impression.
Before the paint is dry, using a piece of kitchen roll or baby wipe, gently wipe off areas where you want the White paint to show through and leave to dry
Putting it all together
Attach the wire and any embellishments thereto.
Attach the Clay Balloon using hot glue, strong PVA or similar.
Cut out a small tag and stamp a sentiment.
Cut a piece of string of the required length, thread the tag on the string and wrap it around the plaque and fix with a knot.
Thanks for looking