Friday, February 12, 2016

Love Wall Hanging on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog

I'm back on my blog today to feature a Mixed Media  Love Wall Hanging for Southern Ridge Trading Company. Our Monthly Challenge this month is all about love, which gave me the perfect amount of inspiration for my piece. Have you joined in in our Monthly Challenge yet? If not, there is still time to add your link to your piece. To view all the details about the Monthly Challenge and how to enter, head over here. With that, I'm excited to share my Love Wall Hanging and how I created it, so that you can create it at home.

To start, I needed to get my Mat Board base ready, so I primed it with a coat of White Gesso. Once the White Gesso was dry, I covered the Gesso layer in a layer of Ruby paint. After the paint was dry, I wanted to add more to my background. To get the script background, I applied Candied Apple Distress Ink to the entire script stamp and stamped onto the background. I continued apply ink to the stamp and stamping until I reach the end of the Mat Board. Before the ink dried on the stamped background, I cover the entire background with Onyx Frost Embossing Powder, then I heat embossed it. 
To add some extra dimension to the background I took my Heart stencil and applied Texture Paste to the middle top left corner and to the middle bottom right corner. Once the texture paste was dry, this came the fun part of getting to spray the entire background. I started with a layer of Abandoned Coral, then a layer of Black Soot, then a layer of Candied Apple and to finish, I added a layer of Perfect Pearls. 
Once the sprays were dry, I took Picket Fence Distress Paint, Worn Lipstick Distress Paint and Penny Paint and splatter them over the background to add some extra texture with a paint brush.

Once my background was done and the splatters were dried, I started working on the Rope Heart. For the rope heart, I covered it with a layer of Candied Apple Distress Ink. Once the Distress Ink was applied, I covered the rope heart with a layer of Candied Apple Distress Paint. After the Distress Paint had dried, I added some highlights of Black Soot Distress Ink to the rope heart where I desired. My rope heart needed some more texture so I added a layer of Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. Once the crackle paint dried, I applied VersaMark Ink over top of the heart and then sprinkled Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Powder over top of the entire rope heart. Once the rope heart was covered with embossing powder, I heat embossed it so that the embossing powder just melted, leaving some bubbles. 

The Love Word was quick and easy. I added a couple of layers of Worn Lipstick Distress Paint. Once the Distress Paint was dry, I covered the entire love word with VersaMark Ink. Once the VersaMark Ink was applied, I covered the entire love word with Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Powder and then heat embossed it. 

For the Wood Adore Tag, it was another quick and easy piece. I started by covering it in a layer of Picket Fence Distress Paint. Once the Distress Paint was dry, I took my blending tool with Black Soot Distress Ink on it and went over the entire Adore tag to highlight the word. 

My large coral and red flowers needed a highlight, so I covered them with VersaMark Ink and then sprinkled Iridescent Shimmer Embossing Powder over top of them. Once the flowers were covered with embossing powder, I heat embossed each one.

Some finishing touches for my wall hanging included adding a variety of smaller black, white, red and cream flowers around the larger coral and red flowers. The other thing I added were the metal key charms amongst the flowers as well as the "Love with all your heart" sticker to the bottom left of the rope heart. 

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:
-35mm Red Flowers
-40mm Coral Flowers
-15mm White and Black Flowers
-Red Roses

Other Supplies Used:
-Ranger/Dina Wakley: Paint Brushes, Palette Knife, White Gesso, Ruby & Penny Paint
-Ranger/Tim Holtz: Candied Apple Distress Ink, Black Soot Distress Ink, Distress Crackle Paint: Rock Candy, Candied Apple Distress Paint, Worn Lipstick Distress Paint, Picket Fence Distress Paint, Black Soot Distress Spray Stain, Candied Apply Distress Spray Stain, Abandoned Coral Distress Spray Stain
-Ranger: Ultra Thick Embossing Powder: Clear, Texture Paste, Perfect Pearls Spray
-Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Onyx Frost Embossing Powder, Iridescent Shimmer Embossing Powder, Metal Charm Keys
-Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous: Heart Stencil, Papillon Stamp Set
-Tim Holtz/Ideaology: Heirloom Roses, Small Talk
-Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: VersaMark
-Hug a Bug Seam Binding Ribbon: Red

I have added this project to the Anything but Cute Challenge - Grungy Love:

Thanks for taking the time to check out my Love Wall Hanging. Stayed Tuned for some more inspiration next week!

Until Next Time!


  1. Awww! I love that TH stamp you used in the background, one of my faves. And your mesh heart is a many splendid thug! Awesome sauce reds and grungy details! ~Niki

  2. Katelyn, what a brilliant and grungy Valentine's wall hanging! I love the depth you've achieved on the background with all the color and textures. The mesh heart looks great on top, and the shimmery flowers and 'love' just pop off that in contrast to the darker layers beneath.

    Please consider adding this to our Grungy Love challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs!

    1. Thanks Sara! I will definitely add it to the Grungy Love challenge!

  3. Gorgeous work!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute "Grungy Love" challenge.
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  4. I'm back! Thank you for joining our Grungy Love challenge with this awesome wall hanging! Hugs! Sara Emily (DT hat this time!)

  5. Awesome work! Love that rope heart! Thank you so much for joining in our Grungy Love challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DT