Friday, 22 March 2013

Sweet Pea By Fliss Goodwin



Hello there, I’ve a rather rustic wall hanging for you this week and a new technique to share which came about by accident as quite a few of my backgrounds do – I think I should be renamed Serendipity lol. Some lovely warm shades too which we all need in this freezing weather!

Here’s What You Need: 

Stamps Used:

Distress Stains – Tattered Rose, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry,                          Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn
Olive Green Card
Corrugated and Plain Recycled Packaging
Natural Garden Twine
Sponge Applicator (for Pan Pastel)
Masking Tape

Here’s How To: 

·       Cut a piece of watercolour paper approximately 16cm square. Apply patches of Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade and Tattered Rose Distress Stains to the craft sheet. Spray the paper lightly with water and press into the stains to pick up colour. Repeat the pressing, adding more colour as necessary until the paper is roughly covered.

·       Tape the stencil over the top of the dried paper with pieces of masking tape. Using the sponge applicator, apply the green Pan Pastel in the stencil apertures by pouncing lightly. Repeat as necessary to ensure that the flourish pattern is strong enough (see my photo). If you want a stronger effect, just layer more Pastel on top.

·       Stamp the Sweet Pea image on watercolour paper with the VersaFine green ink. When dry, paint with the Tattered Rose, Picked Raspberry, Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn Distress Stains using a paintbrush. I did this by applying dabs of stain to a ceramic plate but you could use the craft sheet (the only reason I didn’t is my tendency to get ink everywhere!). Sponge a little Shabby Shutters Distress ink over the top of the painted image and trim to a rectangle.

·       Trim an 18cm square of recycled plain packaging and pierce or punch holes at the top. Stamp the dictionary text all around the edges with the Rich Cocoa ink. Tear a strip of corrugated card to fit across the back panel, then pierce a hole at each end and tie garden twine through to leave a knot at the left side.

·       Distress the edges of all the papers, trimming a mat of kraft card to fit the Sweet Pea panel and distressing the edges of this too.  Die cut some flourishes from the olive green card. Assemble the wall hanging as shown, knotting twine through the top to form the hanger.


  1. Great technique with the stains and pan pastels, Fliss. And a real sense of the sun's warmth (which I can just about remember LOL).

  2. Your background has the appearance of a textile panel, so gorgeous and definitely brings a touch of warmth which is much needed!


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