Cogs Hanging by Alison Hall


Hi everyone, Alison here today, with my cogs hanging sample that I made for the recent That's Crafty! Hochanda TV show.

Here's what I used...

DecoArt Media Paint Misters - Yellow Green, Orange, Primary Magenta, White, Turquoise
Seth Apter Spellbinder Dies - Coffee Ring, Splatter Proof
Book Page
Black Soft Pencil
Yellow String
Circle Punch - 1 inch

Here's what I did...

1. I began by sponging black gesso all over the panel and cogs.

2. Next, I sprayed the panel and cogs with Yellow Green, Primary Magenta, and Turquoise, finishing up with a light spray of white.

3. I die cut a few of the Seth Apter circles and splatters, then embossed them with the Aged Gold Frantage.

4. I painted a thin layer of white gesso on a book page, then stamped a few of Dina's Boxed Faces. I punched out the eyes with a circle punch. I also die cut a face with Seth's Coffee Ring die.

5. I glued the circles in place on the panel and cogs, linking them as I went, and adding the punched eyes and die cut face.

6. I finished off with some splatters of orange and black paint, and some sprinkles of Aged Gold EP, then used yellow string to hang my pieces. I also added some shadow around the face, eyes and circles with a soft black pencil.

I hope I've inspired you today, 

Alison x

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  1. Oh so good. The die cuts pop so well off the background. And love the danglies!

  2. love it! am really impressed with your neat knot tying, too!!

  3. Fabulous painty background and I love those golden coffee splats!
    Alison x

  4. Fabulous project and wonderfully designed Alison.
    Flo x

  5. I soooo love this
    Amanda x

  6. A stunner Alison, amazing texture and love the whole design too, so clever.
    Fliss xx

  7. Love the way you've used the die cuts x

  8. Love this one, didn't realise they were the Dina stamps, what an ingenious way of using them!
    Donna xx

  9. Brilliant and such great use of the elements.


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