Boys Toys Lollipop Hanging

Hi everyone

I hope you are well.

I have been trying to do some crafting over the last couple of days but the heat is playing havoc with my stash.  Seriously, I have never known this happen before.  Everything is drying on my brushes, masking fluid is going hard before I can get it on the paper, paint is drying so quickly it’s not going on smoothly.  Even water coloring is proving a problem. Not wanting to wish the time away but I can’t wait for the autumn!!

Today I would like to share with you another little project, using wooden lollipop sticks, that I made for this months Crafty Individual’s Face Value Challenge. To see full details of the challenge and to join in the fun please click on the link above.

FlorenceLangleyCIJulyFaceValueLollipopProjects 002ATWMPlease double click the image if you want to see the detail.

To make this project

Base coat 8 lollipop sticks with Gesso.
Paint them with two coats of antique white craft paint.
Lay 6 of the lollipop sticks flat on some low tack double sided paper or similar, making sure that they are as close together as possible.
Stamp the little boy and train image and place a mask over it.
Stamp the script over the masked image so that it appear behind the Little boy and the train.
Stamp the post mark.
Color the image with ink and fix with a spray fixative.
Apply one coat of One Step Crackle Medium and leave to dry.
Dilute some brown craft paint with water (milk consistency) and using your finger tips rub it over the crackle surface.
Remove any excess brown paint with wet wipe or damp cloth.
Sand the edges of all of the lollipop sticks to distress them a little.
Using PVA glue, attach the two unstamped lollipop sticks to the reverse side of your stamped sticks.  This will hold them all together.
Clothes pegs are great for holding the sticks together whilst the glue is drying.
Attach the little flags (wooden cocktail sticks) using silicon glue.
Attach the a piece of string for hanging purposes.

Crafty Individuals Stamps Used:  Boys Toys CI 159, English Background Script 161 and Four Post Marks CI 124.

Thank you for looking
Happy Stamping
Florence x


    1. Florence

      You know Ali, I think we first met, back in the day, via the Crafty Individuals challenge. At the time, I think you made a project in purple with an owl on it. This is a great stamp isn’t it. One of my favs.
      Thank you for calling in.
      Hugs Flo xx

  1. coco

    Absolutely adorable!!! Thanks so much Flo for taking the time to give us all the details with the heat all around! That’s terrible!!
    LOVE to bits all your last samples, they are totally amazing!
    Good luck with the heat, hugs xxx

  2. Marianne

    Oh, I can empathize with you about the heat, Florence. It has been around 102 down here in SE Texas USA, making life a bit more difficult. I, too, don’t like to wish time away (except when I’m standing all bored out of my mind at work), but I do wish for cooler Autumn weather.

    I love your lollipop stick ideas – this one is terrific!! I like the crackle effect, as well, on this one.

    Blessings for more wonderful ideas,
    Marianne xo


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