I know that I am Home by Samantha Read


Hello! Next month I shall be celebrating living in my home for 26 years, I love my home and what better way to celebrate the anniversary than by making a lolly stick hanging.

What I did

I started with 6 large lolly sticks and applied texture sand paste through parts of the Daisy Frame stencil, then without any priming with gesso, I painted the sticks red, using my fingers I added grey paint followed by white to the stenciled flowers. I used an ATCoin stamp for the flourishy background. I stamped the houses and hearts on white card and coloured using distress inks. Once everything was glued in place I added some washi tape from my stash and some black paint splats and silver chrome pen dots. To finish I added a little text, my house number and highlights to the windows with white gesso. Finally some white ribbon to hang.

What I used

That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paints (Christmas Red, Grey and Metallic Black) 
Ranger Archival Ink Pads - Jet Black and Watering Can

(From my stash - Large lolly sticks, ribbon, number stamps and washi tape).

I do hope you like it, thanks for looking, I hope you have a lovely day, Sam xx

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  1. I love your beautiful art panel Sam. The rich colours are beautiful and the soft grey and white elements are so lovely on here.
    Fliss xx

  2. It's the love not the lolly that makes a home. And love blooms in the garden of your heart, making a home for peace and joy. Your crafty creation sings of the joy and inspiration in your heart Sam. Marvellous. Ray. xx

  3. You do such amazing things with lolly sticks Samantha, this hanging is beautiful, I love how you created the background, it is a wonderful setting! Anne x

  4. This is so cleverly done, and a lovely celebration of your home :)


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