Up Up and Away – Wooden Hanging

Hi everyone

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.

FlorenceLangleyClayProjects3 041DI 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.

Flo Langley Fluttering Hearts 002Awm1

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.

Chocolate Baroque Stamps used:  Punky Hearts, Harlequin Fragments and Nature Fragments

Thanks for looking
Happy stamping

Florence x

11 comments

  1. Hello Florence… I’m catching up with blog posts which I’ve missed (still poorly I’m afraid. Wish they could find out what’s causing this!) … I LOVE this beautiful little wooden plaque. Everything you’ve done to it has given it such a wholesome feel. It ‘feels’ old – which is just beautiful.

    Well done, you clever crafty thing!
    Sending love, as always ~ Cobs. x

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  2. Oh, I love the clay balloon, Flo!! This could be used as a special Valentine, too 🙂 It’s just lovely!! I feel light and airy just looking at it 🙂 XOXO-Shari

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  3. This is amazing, Flo!!!! Such a great piece of art … and you can hang it on your wall! Simply stunning. Have a lovely weekend! Hugs Monika xxx

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