Amazing Paper Grace DOM April 2022: Mixed Media Watering Can Bouquet Wall Hangings
Hello, Friends! Today I have a trio of Mixed Media Watering Can Bouquet Wall Hangings to share with you. Why a trio? Because sometimes I have so much fun making a project that I decide to just keep going and going and going! That’s what happened when I started to play with my Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace April Die of the Month. This watering can die simply captured my imagination to the point that I ended up making FIVE of them. Each one employs a slightly different mixed media technique. If you’d like to see what I’ve been up to for the past few days, then read on!
Rusty Watering Can Wall Hanging with Patterned Paper Coneflowers
This was the project that got my creative juices flowing. First I die cut the watering can from a scrap of 110# white cardstock. Then I thought, “what if I ink this specimen up with Distress Vintage Tea Dye Ink?” That looked pretty cool, especially after I spritzed it with a little water. But then I thought, “What happens if I heat emboss this with a little Seth Apter Taos Sunset Embossing Powder.” And then…what about Vintage Beeswax Embossing Powder? And as you can see…I ended up with this wonderfully rusty, pitted watering can. Which I proceeded to fill with all kinds of coneflowers cut from scraps of Stamperia Garden. So. Much. Fun.
I just had to make another one.
Chipped Watering Can with Coneflowers
This time I started my adventure with a piece of silver hammered metal specialty paper. First I die cut and assembled the watering can. Then I cut out a big stack of coneflowers from patterned paper and plain cardstock. I ended up not liking the shiny finish on the watering can. So I heat embossed it with more Taos Sunset. But then I did a second layer with Stampendous Frantage Spoonful of Rust Embossing Enamel. This has bits of mica flakes and other textures in it. After the can cooled, I was able to crack the embossed watering can, ink it with Black Soot Distress Ink, spritz it with water and heat dry. As the ink dried, it actually sank down into the embossing powder and created a really fabulous chipped/rusted/aged effect.
Even more fun than the first experiment! Why not give it another test drive?
Embossed Watering Can with Cardstock Coneflowers
This time I started with a piece of pewter embossed specialty paper. First I heat embossed with Patina Oxide Baked Texture. The finish was pretty, but a little more shiny than what I wanted. So I sprinkled on more of the Taos Sunset and gave it another coat. I really like the way this ended up looking like aged copper.
Watering Can and Coneflowers Tutorial on YouTube
If you’d like to get acquainted with this wonderful die, learn how to assemble it, and get some ideas for shaping those delightful coneflowers, I hope you will enjoy this Make & Take Tuesday Tutorial on YouTube.
OK…true confession time. I had so much fun with this die, I ended up making two cards, too. I’ll be back tomorrow to share those with you!
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Thanks for stopping by!
- Amazing Paper Grace April Die of the Month
- Stamperia Garden 12×12 Paper Pad (out of stock)
- Peppercorns, Mustard Seeds, and Prills
- Hangers from my stash
- Embossing Powders
- Taos Sunset
- Patina Oxide (out of stock)
- Vintage Beeswax (out of Stock)
- Stampendous Frantage Spoonful of Rust