Saturday, June 1, 2013

Damask Wall Hanging

Hi Friends-
Tonight I would love to share with you my newest Sizzix project, a damask wall hanging.  I used lots of Sizzix dies and vintage ephemera to create.  With lots of layering and use of color, this makes for a very vibrant piece. 

To create, cut the embossed red paper to fit the oval frame.
Next die cut 9 baroque ornamental shapes out of handmade aqua paper.  Die cut 2 of the ornate frames out of aqua metal & the Italy map paper from Cavallini.  To create the embossed bracket, die cut the hanging sign out of copper sheeting.  Emboss the sign using the Subway embossing folder by Tim Holtz.  For the last die cut, create a rosette out of black paper from Melody Ross' Artsy Urban Collection. 

Once all the die cuts are made, round up all the vintage ephemera and ribbon.  Aside from the 18" tall frame, the vintage items I used are a bingo card, lots of cigar labels from Retro Art Cafe, a milk bottle cap and a black/white flower, with the perfect bling in the center.

Now is the fun part, assembly! I wanted the backgrount to look like vintage wallpaper.  To create great dimension, place foam dots behind the baroque ornament die cuts. Next, start layering everything in the center...starting with the bingo card, then the copper hanging sign, and then the ornate frames X 2.  To create the prize ribbon, after creating the rosette start folding cigar labels around the outer edge and adhere.
Fanning out 3 labels at the bottom, I added the red seam binding, aqua & black/white ribbons.  Once complete, adhere the prize ribbon to the very center of the frame.  Add the milk cap and the black/white flower for the finishing touch.
For me, the project was such a fun project to create and I am happy with the finished project.  I hope you like and I have inspired you to create!  :)

Supplies used:
Paper:  K&Co Holly Vine Red Blind Embossed Paper, Mark Richards Aqua Jadestone Paper, Cavallini Italy Map Paper & GCD Melody Ross Artsy Urban
Ribbon:  May Arts black/white, Webster's Pages aqua/white & red seam binding
Vintage:  Brass oval frame 18" tall, bingo card, lots of cigar labels from Retro Art Cafe, milk bottle cap & black/white flower
Other:  aqua metal, foam dots, copper