Paper

New Beginning Wall Art

By  Michele Boyer 

size: 6-3/4"x8-1/2"

  • New Beginning Wall Art

Materials

  • Frame with 4”x6” opening
  • My Favorite Things Cardstock: Primitive Cream, Factory Green, Pink Lemonade, Hot Chocolate
  • Brown pearls
  • White string

Tools

  • Die-cutting system and My Favorite Things Die-namics Dies: Spring Wreath, Trellis & Vine, Pierced Rectangle STAX, Rectangle STAX 1
  • My Favorite Things Inspired by Spring Stamp Set
  • My Favorite Things Clearsnap ColorBox Hot Fudge Premium Dye Ink Pad
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Imagination International COPIC RV10 Marker
  • Acrylic paints: putty, brown
  • Ball-end stylus
  • Adhesives: liquid glue; X-Press It High Tack Double-Sided Tape, High Tack Foam Tape

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, scoring tool, scissors, ruler, pencil, foam paintbrush, heat tool, paper plate, newspaper (to cover work surface)
  • 1. Apply one coat brown paint to frame; let dry. Apply two coats putty paint; let dry.
  • 2. Cut 4"x6" cream cardstock panel; adhere to cardboard frame insert using double-sided tape.
  • 3. Die cut four green wreaths. Adhere to cream panel with glue, layering and slightly offsetting circles for full look. Gently bend some leaves forward. Die cut additional branches to fill in around wreath center, if desired.
  • 4. Die cut eight pink flowers; shape with stylus and adhere pearls to center. Adhere to wreath.
  • 5. Cut and dye one 6" and three 18" string lengths with marker; see Tip. Loop 6" length around top of wreath for hanger and tape ends at back. Tie remaining strings into loopy bow; adhere to wreath.
  • 6. Die cut two 23/8"x11/8" pierced rectangles from cream cardstock; stamp and emboss sentiment on one. Adhere rectangles together. Die cut slightly larger dark brown rectangle; adhere below wreath. Adhere sentiment block with foam tape.
  • 7. Insert assembled panel in frame.
  • Tip
  • 1. To dye string, place on surface beneath chisel end of marker and slowly pull string beneath tip.