Vintage Hanging

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well and settling down into the weekend. Apologies for not being in blog land lately. I am desperately trying to catch up and some of you will be aware of my erratic commenting. Things should be back to normal in the new year.

Today I would like to share a hanging I created for Crafty Individuals for their show on Hochanda yesterday. Fantastic demos from Jean Hardy and lovely samples from the team. If you didn’t catch the show it is worth watching on play back.

This may look a bit complicated but was really easy to make.

The base is a piece of ply cut to size with two holes drilled into the top for the wire hanging.

I base coated the ply with gesso, painted the board with brown paint.  I then painted (more like splodge around) some PVA glue and painted onto the glue with the sand coloured paint. I then left it to dry naturally and let the distressing work its magic.

I trimmed a piece of pretty paper and attached this to the back of the piece off ply.



For the front, I tore out a few sheets of paper from an old book, added a small amount of glue between pages. I added some paint splodges and distress inks to age the pages more. I then glued this to the base.

I stamped the postcard and tickets onto blank card stock, cut them out and  added some distress inks to age them.

I then assembled the piece, as seen, by gluing all of the embellishments to the book pages. I used gel medium for this but any strong glue would work.

To finish off, I attached the piece of wire for hanging purposes.

Crafty Individuals Stamps used:
Vintage Tickets and Ephemera CI 307
Vintage Postcard CI 477
Day Out Ticket CI 022
Silver Corner Protectors – I find these really useful
Scrapiniec laser cut piece “Always Follow Your Dreams. These are a new product to CI. Do check out the range in the Crafty Must Haves section. They are fab for mixed media projects or for your cards. They are delicate but quite robust. They take ink and paint wonderfully.

That’s about it from me. Have a fantastic weekend.

Take care all,

Flo x


25 thoughts

  1. Hi there Flo, beautifully designed plaque, so much detail to look at and lovely vintage shades.
    Two great shows from Jean and such wonderful DT samples, hope you are well, Kate x

  2. Wow! It’s a stunning piece Flo! I love the ripped edges!
    And thanks for following Beth’s blog. She’s having an amazing time! Did you see the links to her Instagram photos at the bottom of her blog? Amazing NZ scenery!
    Have a great weekend!
    Alison xx

  3. This is fabulous, love the layers and wonderful image
    Linda xxx

  4. How lovely is this! Love how you put together all the layers for doing this fabulous vintage look! The lace and the old photo give a feminine look to the whole design. A masterpiece fort the show on Hochanda!
    Hope you are well and warm. Here there is falling snow (and I leave near the sea!). It’s very cold in these days

  5. A gorgeous hanging, with so many elegant layers.I love the laser cut sentiment ! I enjoyed the shows on Hochanda, brilliant creations by everyone.

  6. So beautiful. Love the vintage style, so elegant! Really empathise with you on missing blog land, in the same boat. So we will be back together! Hugs Kim x

  7. This is gorgeous Florence, I love the distressed look and all the Vintage stamps and image! I did manage to catch up the shows, so nice to be able to see Jean!

  8. This is a delicate and wonderful vintage hanging, Flo.
    Perfect to showcase the beauty of our CI products.
    Do you know what?… Never tried yet the crackle way using PVA glue, thanks for the reminder, I absolutely need to have a go on this! ^^
    I loved your samples too for the shows, original pieces and beautiful as usual.
    Take care of you. Hugs xxx

  9. It’s marvellous, Flo! I love your colourful, crisp, vibrant modern pieces, but when you use your shabby/vintage magic wand, you made marvellous things, love love this, full of ideas ad inspiration. Thanks for sharing 🙂


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