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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Monday, 5 October 2015

The Mirror Crack'd - Challenge 14 - Wall Hanging or Tic Tac Toe

Well - back again this afternoon, as it is also time for the latest mixed media challenge at The Mirror Crack'd. And yet again, this is another sad post, as I am stepping down from this team too. I've had a fabulous year since the team first started, and have loved creating the mixed media projects - another big thanks to Lin for letting me be part of this wonderful team.

So, the theme this month is Wall Hangings or Tic Tac Toe.
I decided to go with the wall hanging, and add in the time and textures element from the middle row of the tic tac toe.
I used an old box canvas that had been used for another project, and painted over with white gesso. I then used Deco Mache papers (Pink Roses, Red Roses and Crackle Brown), applied with Matt Mod Podge.

Over the top left and bottom right corners, I used That Special Touch Cogs Mask. With a stencil brush, I applied Pebeo Deco Matt Burnt Umber bottom right, and Ash Pink top left.

For texture, I mixed Dreamweaver Metallic Gold Embossing Paste with Burnt Umber paint, and applied through That Special Touch Distressed Dots folder over the bottom cogs. And then similarly with Ash Pink paint over the top cogs. I then splodged more of the texture pastes over other areas of the canvas. Once dry, I applied a little Pebeo Renaissance Gold Gilding Wax over the top. A strip of hessian across the middle added more texture.

The time element comes with the deconstructed clock - cut with Spellbinders Circle die, embossed with Crafter's Companion Textures Distress Folder, and highlighted with Pebeo Renaissance Gold gilding wax. The numbers are CC original 1" number dies, and I cut out the clock hands with scissors. This links with the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Just Thoughts sentiment - " Learn to pause ...... or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you." 

The other piece laying on the hessian is made from pouring Pebeo Light Plaster over Papermania's Square Urban Stamp - Beautiful Time Pieces. Once dry (and it really needed to be left overnight) I painted it with Pebeo Deco Matt Ash Pink paint, with Burnt Umber and Antique White splodged over the top. I finished it off with more gilding wax.

Be sure to check out all the fabulous inspiration from the team over on The Mirror Crack'd blog.

And as for me, I will be having a pause and hoping, for the minute, that nothing else quite catches up to me........



  1. Gorgeous card Carole lovely design.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  2. Hi Carole, loving your wall hanging. Great colours and textures.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

  3. Hi Carole, what a fun wall hanging. I really like the textures and love the stencil, I used that on mine too! Jan x

  4. Your wall hanging has so much texture and I love the colours.


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