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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Never Give Up Wall Art

Designed By Cindi Bisson - Behind These Eyes™

I love the new line of papers from Ken Oliver’s Hometown Collection - they are a wonderful collage of vintage & historical photographic images from his actual home town - and they truly appeal to my vintage loving side!   The background paper I used to create this decorative wall plaque has so many interesting elements - I wanted to pull from those elements themselves when creating and choosing embellishments for the finished piece.  Which lead to me making a casted resin piece from an actual piece of iron fence finial (to mimic the iron fence in the paper), satin roses with Makin’s Clay® leaves to accent the flowers in the bicycle basket, and the round decorative brads almost perfectly match the embellishments in the corners of the clock on the paper.   The ADORNit!® Art Play Wood Shaped Surface and Family Rules print paper were the perfect companion pieces for the project. 


Ken Oliver Hometown Collection - Main Street 12" x 12" paper
ADORNit!® - Art Play Wood Shaped Surface
           - Family Rules Print 12” x 12" paper 
ETI Castin’ Craft® - Easy Mold® 
              - Easy Cast® Clear Casting Epoxy
Ranger® Tim Holtz Distress Ink™ - Vintage Photo
DecoArt® - Metallic Lustre™ - Iced Expresso 
        - Amercana® Decor™ Chalky Finish Paint - Carbon 
Makin’s Clay® - Olive Green, Leaves Push Mold 
ART Mechanique™ 2" Satin Ribbons - copper, dark brown, bronze 
Beacon® Adhesives Tacky Glue 
Westcott Brand® Titanium Bonded Non-Stick Scissors
Bronze jewelry chain 
Decorative brads 
Metal fence finial 
Foam tape 
Sanding block, craft sponge, pen/pencil, paintbrush  


Trace Shaped Surface on to Main Street patterned paper.  Cut out. 

Cut 3 verse strips from Family Rules paper.  Distress edges and ink with Distress Ink. 

Cover entire surface of Shaped Surface with Tacky Glue.  Mount Main Street paper, let dry.  

Use sanding block to sand off edges of paper around Shaped Surface.  

Sponge edges with Distress Ink.   

Mix Easy Mold® according to manufacturer instructions.  Place iron fence finial in molding compound and let set. 

Mix Easy Cast® resin according to manufacturer instructions.  Fill mold and let cure.  

Paint resin finial with black Americana® Decor™ chalky finish paint. 

Use foam tape to mount two verses near top left, and one near bottom right. 

Open Makin’s Clay®, use leaf push mold to make 5 leaves.  Place unused clay in zip lock bag with damp paper towel or baby wipe.  Let leaves dry.  

Apply Metallic Lustre™ to dry clay leaves. 

Use satin ribbons to make coiled ribbon roses.  Arrange roses, leaves, resin finial and decorative brad around top left edge.  Mount with Tacky Glue. 

Apply Metallic Lustre™ to entire outside edge. 

Arrange bronze chain accents as desired and mount with Tacky Glue.    

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