Thursday, January 28, 2016

Boots Chaps and Cowboy Hats Western Wall Hanging

Hey there Paper Peeps! I'm dropping in to share a very Western inspired Wall Hanging. It's not my normal style....kind of a walk on the wild side...but I had so much fun altering the Gypsy Soul Laser Cut chippies and adding layers of patterned papers and embellishments.

Here's how I altered the Chipboard.....
With a small detail brush add a layer of Gesso to the chipboard. This Gesso I've used is canvas primer Gesso and it's just a bit thinner and won't get gummed up in the intricately cut areas.
Using dimensional Bisque colored  Liquid Pearls add detail to the Barbed Wire Frame. Add Dark Chocolate Liquid Pearls to the outside ring of the Dreamcatcher.
Add another layer of Gesso to the frame.  While I was working with the Gesso I added some to the fussy cut images.
 Using a metallic silver paint cover the Barbed Wire Frame and 8 point stars.

Working in small sections add black acrylic paint and wipe away with a dry cloth leaving the shading in the dimensional areas.
 Begin adding color to the center of the dreamcatcher with Spectrum Noir Markers.
Add shading by using a darker color of the marker leaving the center white.

Finish the Dreamcatcher with complimentary glitter glues. This will not only give a richer color...but also seal in the alcohol inks.   I've finished the feathers with the same steps as the Dreamcatcher shading with dark on top and blending to light. I finished the feather tips with a bit of flocking held on with the litter glue.

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Chipboard~

8 Point Star Shapes Waiting Release

Other Supplies

Ranger Perfect Pearls~Bisque & Dark Chocolate
Ranger Distress Ink~Walnut 
Ranger Stickles~Waterfall
Studio G~Clear Glitter Glue
Canvas Primer Gesso~White
Art-C ~Metallic  Silver Paint
Spectrum Noir Markers~B2 & B9
Folk Art~Licorice Paint
Canvas Corp Brand~Patterned Papers and Images

For a complete list of supplies please visit me at Polly's Paper Studio.
That's all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative :  )


  1. Thanks so much for showing us how you worked on the barbed wire feature...very interesting. I have learned so much from you...Thanks!!

  2. This is absolutely incredible! I love seeing all the amazing details and how you achieved them!! Now I can watch and copy your talents to try and make something half as stunning!!!