Today we are sharing a guest post from Casey Nelson, an incredibly talented mixed media artist and blogger at Junquemail Contessa. In this tutorial, Casey shows how to create a boho wall hanging using Tattered Angels paints on simple textures like muslin and lace. She completely WOWED us with the paper beads she created using TA Seersucker paper and glaze. Here’s her story:
I started this wall hanging by spraying strips of muslin and small pieces of lace using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.
While the fabric and lace were drying, I moved on to making the paper beads. I took a sheet of Tattered Angels Seersucker Mistable Pure Paper and cut it into 3/4 inch wide strips. Different colors of Glimmer Mist were painted on each strip using a paintbrush.
After cutting the strips down to 2 inch long pieces, each piece was wrapped around a skewer with the end of the paper glued to secure it in place. One 12 x 12 sheet of paper makes over 90 paper beads. Once all of the beads were made, I put them on skewers and added shine and stability to the beads by coating each with Tattered Angels Champagne Glimmer Glaze and let dry. I don’t have a bead drying rack, so I used 7Gypsies Gator Clips and made a DIY rack that worked perfectly. I repeated the glazing and drying 2 more times.
The Glimmer Glaze gave the paper beads a beautiful glass like appearance. I threaded them through muslin strips, made easier by wrapping a piece of Scotch Tape on the end of the fabric strip. Tapered to form a point, the tape acted as a needle.The lace, leftover paper beads and fabric beads made from scraps of muslin were sewn onto or strung from the fabric strips. The strands of paper beads, the embellished fabric strips and some sari silk yarn were glued to the inside of a wood pants hanger.
This project was a lot of fun to create. I named this Boho Hanging “The Fairy Godmother” because while I was in the process of making it, I found my godmother (who I had not seen since I was a baby) and she is an artisan jewelry designer. I told her she gave me the best godmother gift ever…the love of creativity. Peace, friends…I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. xoxo
We have a fun challenge to introduce this week! We are excited to be working with StampNation’s team of talented designers. Each designer was sent a bundle of assorted products from our new Tattered Tangles line and will be posting their projects throughout the remainder of the week. Be sure to follow along with StampNation here!
We will be rewarding one lucky entrant with the entire Tattered Tangles line PLUS an assortment of paints. Entering is easy: use the Rafflecopter widget below to like Tattered Angels and Catherine Pooler’s StampNation on Facebook and you’re entered to win. One lucky winner will be announced on 3/20!
To read more about Tattered Tangles, view our most recent post on the collection: http://bit.ly/1cM6Qz8
Or, follow along with our Tangles Pinterest board: http://bit.ly/1a81gqU
We’re hosting a handmade flower frenzy from March 3- March 26, and you’re invited!
We’ve been seeing a lot of handmade flowers around the blogosphere lately and think it’s the perfect way to invite Spring into our homes, layouts, mixed media, etc. For the month of March, we are hosting a flower frenzy to share ideas and inspiration with our Tattered Angels community.
Here’s how to get involved:
1. Create a handmade flower using one of the following: Tattered Angels paints and/or Tattered Angels Mistable Papers (note: feel free add your flowers to your favorite layout, mixed media piece, home decor, greeting card, etc.)
2. Post your handmade flower project photos to our Facebook wall.
3. Follow our “Tattered Angels Flower Frenzy” pinboard. We’ll pin your flower there!
4. Create your own “Tattered Angels Flower Frenzy” pinboard and pin your favorite flowers from around the web.
One lucky participant will win our entire line of Mistable Papers and a hefty assortment of glaze, glimmer, glam and chalkboard mists. We’re looking forward to seeing what everyone creates!
Questions? Contact Camille at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s the moment we have ALL been waiting for–Tattered Angels is proud to release our newest addition to the TA family, Tattered Tangles, a collection of papers that inspires coloring inside of the lines and thinking outside of the box.
When we were thinking about our newest line under the Tattered Angels brand, we had two objectives in mind:
1. Create a line that served as a starting place, but was open enough to let one’s creativity run free
2. Keep the line versatile enough to allow one’s personality to guide the direction of their project
Complete with (6) 12″ x 12″ papers and (6) Tattered Tangles packs (sizes vary), the papers were designed to work with any color palette. Wether it be bright, pastel, muted or vintage, Tattered Tangles makes it easy to personalize projects to reflect your personal style. The entire collection has a multitude of fun themes, making it easy to create travel books, gratitude books, journals, etc. in one sitting.
To give you better insight into this new line of papers, we sat down with TA designer JoAnne Doshier to hear her thoughts on the making of Tattered Tangles.
Q: What was your inspiration for creating Tattered Tangles.
A: When creating, it’s often helpful to have a place to start. I’ve always been very interested in the repetition of designs and free flowing patterns. When I was playing around with our Mistable Papers, I realized that are each so unique when paint is added. As a result, we combined the idea of a uniquely finished paper printed with black and white art and Tattered Tangles came to life. We wanted to make this line a starting place for creativity that is ideal for the beginner but fun for artists at all levels.
Q: How did you decide on the themes included in the Tattered Tangles line?
A: As we designed the line, the team requested items that not only support the themes that they love to work with (travel, creative, grateful, love) but were general enough to fit their personal style. Starting with black and white, the papers can be transformed into any color scheme. The general themes make it a perfect line to create projects coordinated with the colors of life events such as the colors from your wedding or the waters from your cruise. The themes can be very personal or very general , from expressing your emotions to capturing a favorite vacation, anniversary….
Q: What kind of paper is Tattered Tangles printed on?
A: We experimented with all 21 papers to find the perfect match for this line. We ended up selecting a “Tattered Angels Mistable Paper -Leather” because it made all the colors pop and worked the best with every one of the Tattered Angels Paints.
Q: Can you use all Tattered Angels paints on this paper?
A: Yes, that is what is so exciting. Glimmer Mist and Simply Sheer act as a mist and a watercolor paint; Chalkboard and Baseboard can also be used as a mist and more semi-opaque water-color; Glaze was a wonderful surprise as it is a wonderful dimensional paint that just pops withe color. Glam, High Impact and Stained Glass also work wonderfully.
Q: What makes you so excited about this new line?
A: I love how the line came together capturing the the themes and design and all the pieces work great on their own and wonderfully together.. It excites me that you can put as much or as little into your projects and they’re still going to look great.
Q: What does the future for Tattered Tangles look like?
A: Our plan is to start with the 6 Tattered Packs, 6 12″ x 12″ papers and a Tattered Tangles book filled with Mistable papers and ready to house the beautiful Tattered Tangles creations. The line works wonderfully with all of the Mistable papers and coordinately beautifully with all of the Canvas Home Basics Black and White papers. The options are endless.
This new line hits stores in March, so keep an eye out. Follow our board on Pinterest to keep up with all of the Tattered Tangles products and we will be updating with new projects. We’d love to hear your thoughts on our new line and how you plan to use it! Send us links to your projects, as we would love to add them to our Pin board.