Sunday, 10 August 2014

Home Made Wall Art - How it was made.

You know how it is.... You search for something to finish the room off but just can't find exactly what you want wrong colour, wrong size, wrong shape etc...

So in my head I knew what I wanted and kept trying to explain it to Chris but couldn't get the vision across to him.

 

So I started by cutting out some wording in vinyl on my Silhoette Portrait in two colours and then went in search of some planks of wood.

I used a roller to paint on my darkest colour of Matt paint and then left it to dry.

Once dry I retreated to my craft room and started brushing on the PVA Glue

Before it dried I painted over the top with the lighter shade of paint.

The the magic begins, using my heat gun I started to heat over the glue and paint and before your eyes it does this brilliant crackle effect.

 

Making the planks of wood look all distressed. Now for adding the wording once the paint is dried, I kept the backing paper on my vinyl until I was happy with how it looked.

Once I was happy I applied the vinyl then started to rope up my creation.

 

With the finale knot being tied it was ready to hang on the wall.

As you can see, I'm a tad proud on my new wall hanging.

 

 

 

 

36 comments:

Ali said...

Brilliant!

sue card maker said...

Thats great Jak love it xx

Debbie said...

Wow Jak this is amazing.Beautiful too.Fab creation.Hugs x

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Mad Mary said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jak, i love it xx

My'scardcorner said...

No wonder Jak it's lovely and looks perfect on the wall well done you and Christ lol
Myrax

Sheila Wigfield said...

Beautiful, love the wording x

Jackie said...

fantastic Jak.. I love it, well done you :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow fantastic, great crackle effect

Maryann Laursen said...

And you have all the rights to be very proud indeed, cause it´s absolutely gorgepous Jak. You´ve done an amazing job on this, and the result is just amazing. I could ccertainly use one like these in my craftroom too, it would look perfect out here. Have a great week ahead now and lots more fun, I hope.

Pam Mc said...

That's flippin brilliant Jak x

Rosietoes said...

Brilliant!

hollis58 said...

Absolutely amazing Jak I love it x

Mau xx said...

Wow! its gorgeous Jak, no wonder you are chuffed with it...well done xxxx

tilly said...

well done, it's beautiful........ now where's mine?? lol
Tilly

Mosie said...

This brought back many memories for me. My mother always quoted this and it is so right x

applejack cards by sue said...

This is stunning! A real WoW! factor! I think you should be very proud of your art.

crafty-stamper said...

wow absolutely brilliant x

Mags said...

Absolutely Fabulous, Love it, Love It, LOVE IT.

Mags xx

Crafty_Kitten said...

And so you should be proud of your handiwork, it's fantastic! Very well thought out. Is it ok to copy your idea? L xx

Janette said...

Really lovely Jak..xx

Heather Mcloram said...

Beautiful x

Heather Mcloram said...

Beautiful X

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Jak this is fabulous! I love the sentiments and decoration.
Hugs
Linda xxx

XxJULESxX said...

Wow Jak it's brill! top of the class for you!

Sandra H said...

WOW..........This is absolutely fantastic x

Beverley Barlow said...

Lovely! So clever - saved yourself a fortune too! x

maggiemac said...

Wow, that is really very good.

lycar123 said...

That is fantastic Jak. It would have cost you an arm and a leg to buy.
Lynne T.

Tammy said...

You should be very proud, your creation is wonderful!

mim said...

Beautiful Jak!!

Marion Bull said...

Fantastic Jak, I really must have a go at that! Thank you!
Marion B xx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous Jak! I love the words!
Love your wall art too!
Hugs
Dawn xxx

Wilma Brown said...

Stunning Jak just the instructions I need to try a smaller version of something similar. I have been a bit scared of trying wall art but after reading this I have found the confidence to give it a try.

Wilma x x

Mary Horner said...

Love it so simple yet beautiful wish I live in England so I could attend one of your classes

Yvonne B said...

jak that is just brilliant and it does prove we don't need men to do these things for us.............but its nice having them about...lol