I hope you enjoy my wall hanging and that it inspires you to play along with us this week.
I begin to create my American flag background by brushing Candied Apple Distress Ink all over my 5- 1/2" x 6" piece of white chipboard.
I quickly cover the entire panel with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder before the ink dries.
I flick off various areas of the embossing powder from the panel by taping the back of the panel. Then I go over random areas of the front of the panel with a soft paintbrush and my finger tip.
I heat the entire panel with a Ranger Heat It Tool. Because the white chipboard piece is textured, you can see areas where the ink did not completely cover the panel. This is exactly what I want and will result in a very cool background.
Go over the entire area with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The areas where the embossing powder has been rubbed off will accept the ink and the areas where the powder remained will resist the ink and stay bright red from the Candied Apple Distress Ink.
To create the stars for my flag, I cut a piece of white chipboard and add stars from the Tim Holtz Stars stencil with Wendy Vecchi Translucent Embossing Paste.
White the embossing paste is drying, I create the stripes for my flag. I cut three strips of white chipboard and stamp them with the script stamp from the IndigoBlu Tasty Textures stamp set with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.
Now that the embossing paste is completely dry, I go over the entire star panel with Faded Jeans Distress Ink using a mini blending tool.
I adhere all the pieces to my red background to create a US flag using 1/2" Scor Tape.
I cut a heart from Bazzill Red Hots card stock and stamp the center of the heart with the IndigoBlu Ink Splat Butterfly stamp
I distress the edges of the heart with the Prima Distressing Tool and go over the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink.
I cut another heart from chipboard slightly larger than the size of the red heart. I cover this piece around the edges with vintage lace and adhere it with a glue gun. I will then place the red stamped heart in the center of the laced heart.
I create my sentiment by embossing the Tim Holtz Alpha Grunge background stamp onto Bazzill Whirlypop card stock with Versamark Embossing Ink and Ranger White Embossing Powder and set the embossed letters with my heat tool. I then cut out the letters I needed for my sentiment.
After cutting out the letters, I arranged them on a piece of double-sided Scor Tape. This makes it easy to place all the letters next to one another to form the word without them moving around.
Before adhering the heart and sentiment onto the flag I edged the entire flag with Black Soot Distress Ink. I clipped the panel onto a Tim Holtz Display Hanger and added some metal pieces with a piece of chain link attached to the hanger. I added some mirrored stars to the center of the hanger and called this piece done.
I hope you enjoyed seeing how I put together my "Freedom" mixed media panel and that you join us this week for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp. I can't wait to see what you create!
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