Hey Southern Ridge Trading Company fans, Katelyn here and I'm back on the blog today to share with you some Christmas inspiration. To start, I want to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Today I get to share with you my Believe Wall Hanging that will be sure to inspire you to recreate it for your own home. Grab a cup of your favourite Christmas beverage and learn how to recreate my wall hanging at home.
To start, take the Believe Flourish Sign out of the package. You'll need the back piece first. Apply one coat of White Gesso to the entire sign. Once the gesso has dried, apply two coats of Titanium White Acrylic paint over the entire sign. With the white paint dry, run Walnut Stain Distress Stain over the entire sign. Before the stain dries, wipe off a bit of the stain to allow the white paint to show through. Once the stain has thoroughly dried, apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the script word stamp and randomly stamp over the back piece. To finish off the back piece of the sign, lightly apply Ground Espresso Distress Ink over the entire sign. Set the back piece aside.
Now you'll need the believe portion of the sign. To start, apply one coat of White Gesso to the entire sign. Once the gesso has dried, apply two coats of Titanium White Acrylic paint over the entire sign. With the white paint dry, run Gathered Twigs Distress Stain over the parts on the sign that don't have the snowflakes. Before the stain dries, wipe off a bit of the stain to allow the white paint to show through. Once the stain has thoroughly dried, apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the script word stamp and randomly stamp over the believe piece. Lightly apply Ground Espresso Distress Ink over the believe sign that is already brown.
For the "Believe" word, apply Emboss It Ink to the entire Believe word. Sprinkle Charred Gold Embossing Powder over the entire word. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. For the snowflakes, apply Emboss It Ink to each snowflake. Sprinkle Fractured Iced Embossing Powder over each snowflake. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.
To add some highlights to the believe sign, add some White Gold wax over the entire sign with your finger.
Adhere the Believe part of the sign to the back of the sign with glue.
From the Snowflakes 714 package, you'll need all of the snowflakes. For the large snowflakes, apply two coats of Brushed Pewter Distress Stain. Set those snowflakes aside to dry.
Take out five Snowflakes from the Snowflakes 712 package. Apply two coats of Brushed Pewter Distress Stain to each snowflake. From the same package, take out five snowflakes and apply Emboss It Ink to each snowflake. Sprinkle Fracture Ice Embossing Powder over each snowflake. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.
Adhere the three of the small snowflakes around the believe word. You'll want to layer the large and small snowflakes and then adhere them onto the larger snowflakes.
In the bottom right hand corner of the sign by the snowflake adhere four aqua roses, two dark brown roses, two light brown roses and three cream roses.
In the top left hand corner of the sign by the "B" in believe adhere two aqua roses, three dark brown roses, one light brown roses and three cream roses.
To finish off the top of the wall hanging, punch two holes and tie ribbon through.
Here are a few close up shots of my Believe Wall Hanging.
And here's the finished Believe Wall Hanging.
Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:
- 10mm Roses: Aqua and Dark Brown
- 15mm Roses: Light Brown and Cream
- 20mm Roses: Cream
Other Supplies Used:
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Charred Gold Embossing Powder and Fractured Ice Embossing Powder
- Ranger Ink: Emboss It Ink Dabber and Jet Black Archival Ink
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Stain - Brushed Pewter, Walnut Stain & Gathered Twigs, Distress Ink - Ground Espresso and Blending Tool with Foam
- Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous: Papillon Stamp
- DecoArt: White Gesso, Antiquing Cream - Titanium White and Fluid Acrylics - Titanium White
- Prima Marketing: Art Alchemy Metallique Wax - White Gold
- Hug N' Snug Seam Binding Ribbon: Light Brown
- Tombow: Mono Multi Liquid Glue
- Misc: Heat Gun and Spray Bottle
Until Next Time!