Thursday, 18 February 2016

Spring Doorhanger by Debs Wainwright


Hello everyone, Debs here sharing another crafty make. The week sometimes goes so fast it's hard to catch up with what day we are on. Now that Christmas is well and truly so last year! It's time to look forward, with Easter just round the corner, and delicious Spring  soon follow my thoughts again turned towards flowers.





Here’s what I did


I chose to make a door hanger as they are just the right size for a small creation, and unlike Tags can take much more of a pounding. Also, they are handy little gifts to give to family and friends.

I started my background smooching green, pink and light creamy brown together. I didn't blend the colours just brought them together or layered them.






Dried this off and brayered over the top with white. To add some interest I stamped script randomly in light grey ink. Still on the background, using Olive Green ink I added some flowers. 

My focal point is the centre cluster of flowers stamped with black ink, but for balance I added some more tiny flowers and the butterflies. Painting the flowers white was going to give me the spring feel I was after. I gave two coats of acrylic paint, and being opaque it hid the detail of the flowers, 






not wanting to put them back with pen, I used a black pencil. Once dry I gave it a coat of spray sealer in gloss. As this dried the black lines from the ink started to show through. I didn't like it, so attempted to rescue it, which worked out okay!






I finished off the flowers and with a white ink pen gave colour to many of the tiny flowers. I used a black micro pen with a fine nib and outlined the flowers, to complete it. 





What I used




As I'm writing this post I'm thinking to myself how cold I am, thoughts of Spring are fading fast. I hope wherever you are, you are warm and cosy. Take care, I'll see you next week!

Hugs Debs xx

5 comments:

  1. This is lovely Deb very pretty

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  2. I LOVE this.....so much so that I've just pinned it ;)
    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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  3. Oh wow Debs this is so lovely sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  4. Beautiful Debs, come on Spring we need you, brrrrr
    Love
    Amanda x

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  5. Really lovely Debs and definitely a much needed breath of Spring on there too.
    Fliss xx

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