Hero Arts Merry Christmas Wall Hanging

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Today is my post day on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m super stoked to share a DT inspiration project using the Hero Arts Color Layering Holly stamp set and coordinating Hero Arts Color Layering Holly Frame Cuts. I created a fun and frosty mixed media wall hanging for the holidays. I can’t tell you how much fun this was… I was totally in my element and oblivious to everything around me, lol!


I started by brayering red and green acrylic paints onto a 5×5 Gessobord. I then applied texture paste over two different stencils on several areas, splattered black gesso mixed with water over the piece and let dry. I mixed white gesso with a little water and brushed it over the entire piece to mute the colors a bit. Once that was dry, I played with some red and green watercolors, letting some of it run and splattering some of it. I also inked the edges.


I stamped the sentiment in black StazOn on vellum, cut flag ends and set it aside. I then stamped and die cut 16 holly leaves, arranged them to form a wreath (staggered in three layers) and adhered them to the Gessobord. I added shiny red sequins for berries and a multi-loop bow with a double loop of cording beneath it and a brad in the center. I rolled up some script paper and adhered the tubes in the center of the wreath for some interest, then affixed the sentiment. I finished the piece by smearing grit paste on a few areas and splattering Copic Opaque mixed with water. I also added some thick cording for a hanger.


Happy to enter this project into the following challenges:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin: October – Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Creations: #353 – Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #98 – Use A Sentiment
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #68 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenges: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #306/307 – Anything Goes

a2z products used:
Hero Arts Color Layering Holly stamp set
Hero Arts Color Layering Holly Frame Cuts
Hero Arts Pop Pattern Stencil

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: 65# vellum, green/white script paper
Ink: Liquitex Naphthol Crimson, Cadmium Red, Deep Green, Phthalocyanine Green Acrylic Paints; Black StazOn ink; Memento Cottage Ivy ink; Ranger Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles Distress Ink; Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink; Hunter Green and Scarlet Lake Peerless Watercolors
Dies/Punches: Crop-A-Dile Big Bite
Accessories:  Ampersand Art Gessobord, Studio White Gesso, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Butterfly Collage Stencil, Ranger Opaque Matte Texture Paste, Hard Rubber Brayer, Liquitex Black Gesso, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Doodlebug Design Red Sequins, Prairie Bird Boutique Wrinkled Red Ribbon, Hemptique White Cord, DMC Red Memory Thread, Christmas Brad, Ranger Distress Grit Paste, Copic Opaque White

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Our challenge is Watercolor this month and we’d love to see what you create! Remember that we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner, and this month it is the “Go Wild” Digital Kit. And to sweeten the pot, if you are the randomly-chosen winner and you have used Hero Arts products on your project, you’ll ALSO win a $20 gift certificate to the store! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking storeAND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

3 thoughts on “Hero Arts Merry Christmas Wall Hanging”

  1. Hi Leslie, a beautiful wall hanging love the new stamp and the wreath you created with the leaves… Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends… good luck in the prize draw… have a wonderful weekend… Megan DT LPoCF


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