Friday, November 27, 2015

Basket Wall Hanging Tutorial by Carol Wiebe

How about another tutorial from 
StencilGirl Artist, Carol Wiebe, using her new stencil designs from StencilGirl!!!!

Take it away Carol!!!

Basket Wall Hanging Tutorial
I love creating decor, and stencils are perfect for it. I have an old woven wall hanging, and I wanted a new version for my recently renovated bathroom.

1--I found a cheap plastic tray that I liked the shape of. I covered the indentation with cardboard. The roper is a very soft one, used for making upholstery piping It is quite cheap. I just started at the centre and hot glue gunned the shape together.   

2--The form is completely covered.

3--I gessoed the form to give it a harder surface for applying paper mache.

4--This is probably an optional step, but it adds great strength to the form. I used copy paper (ripped into strips) and gel medium to add on top of the gesso. 

5--This needs to dry completely.

6--I painted the paper mache white, then started placing my stencilled images. Due to the ridges in the basket, it is easier to stencil onto a piece of paper (copy paper, again) and collage it where I want it. You may choose to stencil the image directly.

7--I decided to extend the border onto the basket further, so I taped the stencil in place and sponged on black paint.

8--I love the look of dimensional paint, so after the image was totally dry I outlined everything with dimensional paint. I filled the border that looks like small rocks in completely.

9--Now the dimensional paint has to dry. I usually wait overnight. Disturbing partially dry dimensional paint makes an awful mess, and requires intervention measures.

10--I decided I wanted a black basket. 

11--After the black was dry, I played around with white and black, deciding that I liked the wabi-wabi look.

12--Painting is done. The minimalist palette suits my bathroom decor. If anything, I may add some silver onto the black border, and highlight those “stones.” We will see. It is easy to punch a hole through the top of the basket (use an awl or similar tool). A simple piece of twine or cord will provide a hanging device.

You can find all of Carol's stencils on our  StencilGirl website!!

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1 comment:

  1. This stencil is SO beautiful!!! And the basket artwork is too.


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