Wednesday, 15 October 2014

In The Garden Door Hanger by Alison Hall



This week I've been using DecoArt Media paints, together with Prima Art Basics mediums to alter a plywood door hanger.


Here's what I used... 

Prima Art Basics - Soft Matte Gel and 3D Matte Gel
DecoArt Media Acrylic Paint - Cobalt Teal Hue, Yellow Green Light & Quinacridone Gold


Here's what I did...


1. I started by using the black Archival ink to stamp images from the Artistic Outpost 'Bluebird' set onto a 12ins x 6ins piece of ivory tissuestock. 

2. Next, I used Soft Matte Gel to glue the stamped tissue to the door hanger, wrinkling it to get some nice texture. I sealed it with the Soft Matte Gel too.

3. I used my finger to add some white texture sand around the edges, for some more texture. Once this was dry, I applied a thinish coat of white gesso, dried it, then added a coat of cobalt teal hue. The Deco rt Media paints are transluscent, so you can still see a bit of the stamped tissue. Next came a watered down wash of Yellow Green Light, then once this was dry, a watered down wash of Quinacridone Gold, to give it a nice rusty look. I love how it settles in all the nooks and crannies.


4. I added some of the lovely Botanical Remnant Rubs to the hanger, then gave the whole hanger a coat of the Americana Matte Varnish. This helps the rub ons to stay in place, and also makes the edges of them disappear. I finished off with some metal flower embellishments, glued in place with the 3D Matte Gel. The flowers were painted with Quinacridone Gold to give them a rusty look.


I hope my project inspires you to get altering.


Until next time,


Alison xxx


  1. Beautiful hanger, Alison. Love the luscious teal and gold background - and a great tip on using the varnish to hide the edges of the rub-ons.

  2. Stunning! Love the gorgeous textures on this and a great colour!!

  3. Beautiful - rich in colour and texture.


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