22 May 2013

Carol Quance beaded hanging

Carol is the GD over on the Paper Artsy blog this week and on day one she did a beautiful beaded hanging...you can pop over and see it here.

Now I didn't have any hanging boards left in my stash and I didn't have any fibre paste good start eh? so I had to improvise..

I started off by cutting up some thick grey board and gluing four pieces together..(it's not very straight). I sanded the edges to smooth it out and saw there was a lot of fibers from the grey board on my mat...so I mixed it in with some grunge paste and voila fiber paste!! (well not quite but nearly). I used the diamond stencil down the side as Carol did and then stenciled some wording randomly over the rest of my piece.

I painted it all in honey dew and then started adding layers with haystack. pumpkin soup smoked paprika limelight and hey pesto..

I used part of a stamp from Lynne Perella 008 onto crackly tissue with black archival. when it was dry I painted on the back using snowflake for her face and a mixture of the other colours for the rest of it.

I glued the image to the board and added some lace and gems to the bottom. I stamped a small script stamp randomly using olive archival and then stuck some beaded curtain trim around the base and lightly dusted some olive bronze and copper treasure gold around the edges. I didn't have beads for the top so twisted some green and gold ribbon together and tacked it to the sides..

Thanks for stopping by...


  1. beautiful Lin. it's lovely to see it in different colours too. wonderfully cheerful.

  2. Fab improvising and I love that you put fibres in your grunge paste

    Great beading too

    Sam xxx

  3. Love the different colourway! Despite the hassle with the beads I did enjoy this one...

  4. Gorgeous, love the colour.

  5. This is brilliant improvisation. Really resourceful to put the fibres in the GP. It turned out beautiful too - love the warm colour of it. x x.

  6. This looks amazing Lin! The colours are great too!
    Alison xx

  7. This is gorgeous! I love the colours and the way you put the fibres in the grunge paste. And you have used one of my favourite LP stamps. Love the beading and the stenciling and text. Perfect!

    Lucy x

  8. It worked out great - it's beautiful!

  9. Brilliant Lin, chipboard was a cunning plan!

  10. Well done on your improvisations Lin! They all worked out fab and adding the fibres to your Grunge Paste was brilliant. The whole tag is fabulous!

    Lesley Xx


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