Monday, 14 January 2013

Circus Girl Door Hanger by Deborah


I love circus imagery (although not real circuses) so choosing Oxford Impressions Vintage Circus (back in stock soon) was a no-brainer.  When I saw the image of the acrobatic circus girl I thought she would look good climbing from the door handle hole in a plywood door hanger. First of all, I sanded the edges of the door hanger to remove any rough edges with an Idea-ology Sanding Grip.

Searching through my stash of papers, I found waste paper I’d used when dabbing Distress Stains through a Crafter’s Workshop 6x6 template. Using the door hanger as a template I drew round it onto the paper and cut it out. I glued it to the door hanger with Mod Podge: Matte, then used a scalpel to carefully cut round the inside of the hole.

I stamped the girl straight onto the door hanger using Ranger Jet Black Archival, then stamped her again on paper and coloured her in with a Sunflower ProMarker and coloured pencils. Once I’d cut round her (ignoring the hair and rope) I glued her in place.

To finish, I stamped the circles from Vintage Circus in Hero Arts Neon Blue dye ink. I used the same ink to stamp the flags (off the block) from My Mind’s Eye – Follow Your Heart – Be Amazing and the sunburst from My Mind’s Eye – Indie Chic – Ginger – Pictures around the hole. Then inked around the edges of the whole piece.



  1. Fun image for a door hanger - looks great!

  2. A really lovely bright and zingy creation Debs and the girl look very acrobatic hanging on like that!
    Fliss xx

  3. this is brilliant... i love this set of stamps and the whole artiness of the hanger.

  4. Oooh, I love this! What wonderful colours you have used,

    Lucy x

  5. Such fabulous colours, and a great idea to have her hanging off the door hanger!!
    Alison x

  6. love the idea how she is hanging down from the loop

  7. Love the textures and the colour mix. Fab tag...

  8. Stunning! I love it ... even better in full.

  9. Oh absolutely wonderful, and it's good to get the details of how it was made. This is very clever stamping and colouring.


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