Life is a Journey wall hanging

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Today is my post day on the Paper Wings Productions blog and I’m happy to share a DT inspiration project using Art TexturesBig Art TexturesWriting Backgrounds and Kind Words stamp sets. I created a mixed media wall hanging. This is my last post for Paper Wings Productions and I wanted to create something really neat! Life is definitely a journey and we need to make the most of it! I’d like to thank Carrie and the rest of the design team for having me along this term. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself!


I started with a 5×5 Gessobord and then added a torn piece of corrugated paper, a piece of fabric mesh and a rusted metal heart attached to a swivel clasp.


I applied some crackle paste as well as some distress grit paste with a stencil. From there, I added an assortment of gears, charms, a book clip, buttons, beads, flowers, and sea glass, and then covered everything in white gesso. Several of the items were repurposed- the fabric mesh, a pop-top and a hard plastic ring.


Then came the fun part of inking it up with red, pink, orange and yellow India inks, spritzing with water and letting it run. I rubbed gold acrylic paint over all the surfaces and then I did some random stamping with black StazOn ink. I splattered watered-down white Gesso over the entire piece with a fan brush.


The final step was adding the pieces of paper straws, the sentiment and the twine for hanging. Loving how this turned out!


Proud to enter this mixed media wall hanging into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #273 – Anything But A Card
Crafting By Designs: December Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #356 – Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Challenge Blog: #33 – Anything Mixed Media Goes
More Mixed Media Challenge: Anything Goes with Optional White

Paper Wings Productions products used:
Art Textures stamp set
Big Art Textures stamp set
Writing Backgrounds stamp set
Kind Words stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink, Black StazOn Ink
Dies/Punches: We R Memory Keepers Cropadile Big Bite
Accessories: Ampersand Art Gessobord, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Ranger Distress Grit Paste, Ranger Texture Crackle Paste, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Butterfly Collage, Studio White Gesso, Liquitex Gold paint, Funkie Junkie Boutique Rusted Heart, Tim Holtz Elementary Flashcards, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Swivel Clasp, Tim Holtz Bouquet, Yellow Thick Baker’s Twine, Webster’s Pages Paper Straws, assorted charms, buttons, book clip and sea glass

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps and other goodies at Paper Wings Productions! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

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

6 thoughts on “Life is a Journey wall hanging”

  1. Wow..Gorgeous. Love the bright colors…..Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal


  2. I love mixed media and yours is fabulous! Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenge and hope to see you again.


  3. A fabulous project. Wonderfully warming colours and fabulous textures.
    Thank you for joining in with our December challenge “Anything Mixed Media Goes” at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Happy New Year and good luck x


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