Fairy Coaster Wallhanging

Firstly, just for PEP – the list of colours used in the tags in the last post.


Now I thought I’d written on the back of them all, but I didn’t so I’m going on memory here, but I think I’ve remembered them correctly (click on the image for a larger view).  For more on the tags, see the previous post here.

fairy-wallhanging On to today’s blog – I made this little coaster wallhanging last year with Lesley – she was teaching it as a workshop and I was inspired to make one too as she prepped her class sample.  (Lesley’s has since been published, you can see it in the March 2014 issue of Craft Stamper).

I painted each coaster with a mix of earthy tones with just a tiny hint of aqua here and there.  Over the paint I have some subtle stenciling using Cell Theory and Art Is Crafter’s Workshop stencils.  I then added a layer of stamping using water based dye inks like Memento and Adirondack.  They sink into the paint and dry back fainter than they first appear.  The final layer of stamping is done with Versafine which sits well on top of paint and retains its crispness.  I used stamps from Winter Fairies, Nature Fragments and Royal Fleur de Lys

I added some metal embellishments which I’d painted with Vintaj Patinas then punched holes and connected the pieces with some brown book rings that I’ve had in my stash for ages.  I used some Tim Holtz trinket pins at the top and added a couple of charms and pearls to finish it off.

The coasters I used are made from mountboard, normally used for picture framing.  They’re great because they don’t need any prepping, they’re topped with a lovely smooth, matte card which can be inked and painted and of course it’s ideal for stamping.  Last time I looked, we’d sold out of them all in the shop, but we will get them back in.

I’m off out to enjoy the unexpected sunshine, but I am making an effort to get back into some kind of regular blogging schedule, so will be back soon with some ‘experiments’ to share.



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7 thoughts on “Fairy Coaster Wallhanging

  1. Thank you for the answers – I didn’t get many of those right. Amazing how they blend together, still you made me really think & look very closely so it was a brilliant exercise. The wall handing is a lovely pretty piece & I love the subtle colours beautifully enhanced by those embellishments. Thank you too for your info about how the inks behave, much appreciated. I particularly like the order in which you’ve positioned those fairies: the bottom one is stationary on the ground, the middle one is tripping along just above the ground & your top one is in full flight!
    Paula (PEP)

  2. Beautiful wall hanging Glenda, the background effect is gorgeous – I love the way the paint and ink have combined. .I’ll have to give that a try. I adore those fairy stamps

  3. A beautiful piece of art, such a wall hanger would be an eye catcher in any room Glenda. I’ve enjoyed reading your post about the colour challenges….beautiful results and must be fun to do! xMiranda

  4. Love, love, love those tags and I am going to have to get my Distress IP’s out to play with. I adore that gorgeous hanging too – stunning. We have a local framers shop so I will check to see if they have any mount board pieces xx

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