Sunday 1 February 2015

La Toilette

Hello all again...

My first project of today was an altered slate wall plaque. I decided to a make a door hanger for my downstairs loo and thought this would do the job nicely.

It was sweet as it was,  but not for me. I gave it two coats of white Gesso and once dry gave it all a coat of Crackle Glaze from Paper Artsy . I dried the glaze with my heat tool and laid down a generous coat of my go to white,  Chalk Fresco. I love this colour and was so pleased to hear from Leandra's video that it is now one of their staples colours. I was worried that with the new limited editions colours Chalk would be discontinued so was thrilled it's staying. Yah!

I forgot to take a picture as I was so excited by huge cracks I was hoping would appear. I wanted it to look more like peeling paint than cracks.

Below I have added some tissue paper sent to me Massofhair and once it was dry,  rubbed in Antiquing Cream in Burnt Umber and this gave me just the look I wanted once dried and surplus rubbed off.

I love this look but lost it as I got carried away, (another day). Using Potting Shed Archival Ink I stamped a large Butterfly from IndigoBlu. 

I wanted the hanger to have a title but not one that stood out so stamped it randomly.

I wanted to add some flowers but wanted them to look as if they were part of the plaque rather than stuck on but also wanted to layer them so couldnt stencil them on. So I came up with this.

I used Grunge Paste through. JOFY stencil and while still wet added Shabby Blue Frantage embossing power onto Kraft coloured tissue paper. One these were heated up and dried they were very solid. I cut round the flowers leaving a tiny piece of the tissue around the edge. I used Golden heavy bodied Matt Medium to stick these onto the plaque. Unfortunately in my excitement I placed then right over the tissue paper. On reflection I think this was ok as it may have Looked too much with flowers as well. 

Anyway here is the finished Plaque.

This is it hanging on the door, lights not too good but you can see the string I used to hang it up. 

Thanks for popping by take care and I'll see you soon Debsxxx



  1. I really like this!!!! Those flowers are wonderful that way!!!!

  2. Fabtastic door plaque, glad you liked the tissue paper it looks so pretty under your amazing flowers. Brilliant project:-) xxx

  3. A brilliant transformation - love the technique you've used for the flowers xx

  4. A brilliant transformation - love the technique you've used for the flowers xx

  5. Very nice Deborah. Some great layering. Just perfect! Xx

  6. MUCH better.....everything with French writing always is lol
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx


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