Friday, September 23, 2016

Hanging Panel Made from Recycled Packaging

My project in this month is a hanging panel created using a part of the packaging of an old product. This quote was taken from a short poem written by Erin Hanson. This is one of my favorite quotes and I have been planned to use it for a long time. It is incredibly meaningful to me personally because I constantly second guess my dreams and am sometimes afraid to take chances. Many can relate I am sure. Hope you will like my project. So let’s see how I have created this little hanging panel step-by-step!

Stencils I used: Daniella Woolf’s Succulents Stencil and Traci Bautista’s Journal Words Stencil
1.                  I took an old product packaging which I have bought a few years ago and pulled out its little ‘drawer’ from the box. Luckily it originally has a ribbon hanger. I realized that it will be a perfect base for a wall hanging panel. So I have decided I will recycle the ‘drawer’ of the packaging. First I wrapped the ribbon hanger with washi tape (as a protection), then I painted the back of the ‘drawer’ with a light layer of gesso.
2.                 For the second layer I covered the whole surface with torn pieces of pages I teared from an old book. I used gel medium as glue.
3.                  A background need some texture, right? So I took the white crackle texture paste again and Succulents Stencil and covered the pattern of the stencil with texture paste and let it dry.
4.                  Then I wanted to color these beautiful stenciled flowers so first I used mists then alcohol inks in the same shades of colors (vanilla, hollyhock and ginger) and painted them.
5.                 Next I gently swiped the edges of the panel with black gesso. You know, I love making contrast of colors.
6.                  The final step of creating the background was tracing the word ‘imagine’ with a black sharpie of the Journal Words Stencil. Oh, how I love this stencil!

7.                  So as I have finished the background, I have built up my composition: used the above mentioned quote, a photograph of a young girl, paper butterfly wings and a metal embellishment.

Here you can see the finished project and some close-ups.
Hope you liked my project and will try these techniques in the future! Thank you so much for visiting me here on StencilGirl Talk. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding this project. You can contact me through my blog or on Facebook.

Hello, from Hungary,
Brigitta Budahazi aka Gigi :)


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  2. Thank You! I want to add art to my walls and will try this technique with photographs I have.


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