Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Mixed Media Wall Art {VIDEO TUTORIAL}


Hello my lovely friends! Today I'm excited to share with you all a home decor project! It's no secret that I'm a big fan of the shabby-chic style, and I while I love this style for scrapbooking, today I thought I'd take it off the page and into the home. For my project I used a variety of Maja Design papers, some of my favourite Dusty Attic chippies and some really lovely embellishments that I got from my friend Angelica's Little Scrap shop (I'm in love with her Vintage Butterflies and that cute Victorian frame I got to use in the middle panel!)    I made a video step by step on how I created this project, so grab yourself a cup of coffee, kick back and enjoy!



I hope you enjoyed my video tutorial. Here are some individual shots of the each of the panels in this decorative wall hanging....


I used Vintage Spring Basics (4rth of April) as the base of this panel. I also added clocks from the Vintage Autumn Basics (XVI) paper to decorate the panel. The chipboard is from Dusty Attic Designs (Cherry Blossom Branch) and the butterfly is from Angelica's Little Scrap Shop. I used home-made texture paste and a Crafters Workshop stencil (Mini Time Travel) for the clock designs.


I did a fair bit of layering with my patterned papers for the middle panel. I used a pretty blue paper from Crea Diem (Leva och växa) for the top layer, the next gingham layer is from Ska vi ta en Fika? (Två fröknar - bs) and then a bright blue layer from Crea Diem (Skapa dagen). I needed a lighter layer for my stamped quote (Tim Holtz stamp), so I used a scrap piece I had left over from my last project from the Vintage Spring Basics (6th of March). The stencils I used for this one were Crafters Workshop 'Art Is' and 'Brick'. The stitch I used was from Prima. The cute lil frame and the butterflies are from Angelica's Little Scrap Shop.


For my final panel I used another part of the Crea Diem paper I used in the middle panel (Leva och växa) and created a peek-a-boo tear showing a strip pattern paper from Vintage Spring Basics (4th of April-bs). I again used a Cherry Blossom branch from Dusty Attic and the 'Art Is' and 'Brick' stencils from Crafters Workshop. Here are a couple more views of the panels...




I hope my little project has inspired you to give home decor projects a try using Dusty Attic chipboard with vintage/shabby chic papers. Thanks for taking the time to watch my little tutorial! xo

35 comments:

Kathy Grigas said...

Absolutely stunning.

Maggie Phillips said...

WOW ~ this is an amazing project!Thanks so much for the video tutorial and the written instructions.Maggie x

Anne Lise said...

I get so inspired by everything you create. I'm a big fan.

Petra Zr. said...

What a beautiful spring-like colors. A wonderful job with great attention to details of. I like quite wonderful to me.

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely love all the techniques. Thank you so much for the video!! When you started did you have a clear idea in mind? How long did the project actually take? Ready for the next one---XO XO Elizabeth in Montana

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to watch the video - TFS :-)

Марина Толоконникова said...

Один сплошной восторг!!! Браво! Спасибо за мастер-класс! Обязательно попытаюсь повторить!

paperwoman09 said...

This is beautiful just like all of your other things. I will never tire of watching your videos. You inspire me.

Angelica said...

This is absolutely stunning, Gabi!! You totally rocked my butterflies!!!Thank you ever so much!!!!!!!!

Tata said...

I loved it! so beautiful!

Carolyn Stephenson said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love your video, thanks for sharing

Eva Olmo said...

¡I love it! as Kathy says it's absolutely stunning.
Thanks for the video.
Now I look forward to the next tutorial.
A hug!

Dangina Martinez said...

Fabulous designs. Thank you you for the tutorial. I really want to try it.

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Thanks for all the sweet comments! Elizabeth, I have to smile at your questions, if you only knew how crazy this project was! Yes, I did have a basic design in mind but partway in my battery on my camera died and I didn't realize so parts of the project got done without it being filmed! So frustrating LOL! (I can laugh now :) ....but I would say the whole thing took about 2hours real time. (not including my having to take breaks to recharge the camera! :)

annekescardart said...

Wonderful piece of ART. Great tutorial. Thanks Anneke.

Romy said...

Oh la la, this turned out just fabulous! I absolutely love your mix of products and the pretty butterflies.

Karen Otterbacher said...

AWESOME! Beautiful decor piece!
Thank you for such an inspiring video.
Please know I always learn so much!:)
And you crack me up! - - have you ever watched one of your
video's as if you were one of us?
I'm goin' "Gabi, aren't you gonna cover that ink? (watch your
elbow...) Gabi, I never see you use an acrylic bock when you
stamp; it's like..hmmm.. ok, just ink & stick...is that glue cap on
tight?..." LOL! anyway,
You are so entertaining (ha ha)But really, you are such a
sweetheart to take time to educate and inform. You are special
& it is amazing. ~Thanks so much~

Patty O'Malley said...

Wow! Beautiful! Love the tutorial.

Dodie said...

Simply lovely. So soft and gentle and beautiful. What an inspiration you are! Thank you so very much for sharing your creativity.

Светлана Коптилова said...

This is beautiful!!!!!!

Bev Hayne said...

Oh my, this lady is a "super woman!" ... three projects in two hours ... incredible!! Thanks so much for your video tutorial Gaby.

Lizzyc said...

You always inspire me! Imagine the base is just card board, and then you work your magic and transforms those pieces into elegant and beautiful wall art.. really loved watching your video too.. I love how you dont over load your work, but place each element so wonderfully and it looks so good.. love it..

cathylynn said...

I'm a huge fan of your art and this wall hanging is magnificent! Thanks for sharing your video too. You are very inspiring! I love your attention to even the slightest detail.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Liz's creative corner said...

OMG this is awesome, love all your fab detail and your beautiful design and layout, so wish I had your talent!!!!!, hugs Liz xx

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

ROFL!! Karen, so true! Half the time I'm working away and thinking, jeepers why is my black inkpad so dry!....I'm always racing my camera battery so I cut corners and forget to lid inkpads and cap bottles! ...BUT! I do take the time to wash my stencils right away LOL! ....and my ratty brown ink pad, not sure I'll ever retire that one :P

Juliz Design Post said...

Gabrielle, that was such an enjoyable video to watch even with your batteries dying on you....I still think you deserve an Oscar !! Thanks for the tips and as always such stunning work. Julie x

Sandy West said...

Hi Gabrielle, that was such an amazing project, I loved it even in the still shots but to watch you make it in the video, you make it look so easy and to take you 2 hours - wow - it would take me days! I think I am going to have watch it again just to try and remember everything you did!... You are amazing and I am so glad that I found your blog!! Hugs Sandy x

slywalker (Lesley) said...

You are so extremely talented, I'm a big fan of your layouts and this shows how deep your talent goes, great video and appreciate you sharing your techniques, can't wait to try and make something similar and I hope Dusty Attic keep you on for a long time to come.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Absolutely divine wall art Gabrielle!! Love the techniques, the papers, the colours and those butterflies are so gorgeous!! Simply magic!! ox

Lynn said...

Really stunning, must have a go.

Lynn x

Baroque duJour said...

Thank you for the tutorial, stunning work of art and so inspiring. Went looking for those paints you were using but can't find them for sale anywhere except store in Aus., which doesn't ship international - do you know where we can buy them? I love following your blog.

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Baroque du Jour,...I realize you probably can only get the Dusty Attic paints in Australia, but you can use any brown acrylic paint in the same way I used the Dusty Attic brand....just water it down a little with water :)

Sve4ka said...

Amazing project! Thank you for sharing!

Geena Wixom said...

Love it!! :) Enjoy your blog too!

Ronda La Duke said...

Great Tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing! Beautiful work!

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