Saturday, June 19, 2010

Shabby Chic Wall Hanging

I want to share a project I made this weekend using the June Kit from Treasured Scrapbooking, Antique Pearl Buttons from Gecko Galz and Helmar Crackle Medium (along with some tips on using the crackle medium). A complete supply list will be included at the end of this post.

I began with a $1 frame from Michael's. After cutting my patterned paper to size, I adhered it the wood frame using the Helmar Acid Free Glue. I then sanded and inked all of the paper edges. Next I applied Helmar Crackle Medium Step 1 - apply a nice even coat and allow to dry for about 30 minutes. Next, apply a REALLY THICK coat of Helmar Crackle Medium Step 2 using a foam brush. Go ahead a brush on a couple of coats - then you will need to allow your project to dry overnight. The next day, I poured some linseed oil (available at craft & hobby stores) onto a rag and rubbed down the entire frame, this removed the tacky residue and made the crackles really stand out. To make my crackling stand out even more, I rubbed an inkpad all over the frame several times, and wiped off the excess ink with my linseed oil rag.
Here is a detail of the crackling:
Buttons were stitched onto a scrap piece of muslin and all embellishments were attached with Helmar 450 Quick Dry. I stapled grosgrain ribbon to the back of the frame for hanging. I think this will be a super cute accent in my sewing/craft room!

Details of embellishments and buttons:

Complete Supply List for Shabby Chic Wall Hanging:

You might also notice that I finally figured out how to update the slide show of my projects over there on the side of my blog!

I will end this post with a few of my current faves! Thanks so much for stopping by!

10 comments:

JuliesAddiction said...

gorgeous girl!!! Love the crackle medium and what a fantastic idea to frame some special buttons...gotta lift that!!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Very pretty!

Tracy said...

Very pretty.
You are right that would look beautiful in a sewing room

Suzanne said...

Shelly! That is so COOL! Love the flower! :-)

Ulrica... said...

Hi there!

Wonderful works, you are very creative! =) Welcome and visit my blog.

Hugs Ulrica

Elisabeth said...

OMGoodness, this is just darling!

Mary said...

Oh my goodness I just discovered your blog and LOVE your projects....I am a "follower" now! Just getting into the shabby chic & vintage designs, so trying to set up my craft room with that theme....Mary L; http://www.doggandponyshow.blogspot.com

lovethatonephotography said...

That is freakin' adorable!

deb famularo said...

Hey Shelly! Wow girl, this frame rocKs! Love that! Glad to be following your blog!!!! xOxO deb

jonaks said...

this is really gorgeous Shelly!