Monday, 26 October 2009

Twilight Zone Wallhanging: A Crafty How-To


This is a Twilight-inspired wall hanging that I made to hang in our office for Halloween... to go with my Alice Cullen costume. It'll reside in my bedroom after Halloween's over. (This can also easily be adapted to suit any theme)

This is a pretty simple project, but it is quite time consuming. It's also inexpensive, with all of the items found either at the dollar store, or laying around my craft room.

Supplies:
1 Wooden Plaque (Found mine at Dollarama for $1.25)
Scrapbook & Tissue Paper (stick to red/black/grey/white tones for something Twilight related)
Gems, Glitter, Sequins, etc
Computer printout of Cullen Crest/Twilight font
Mod Podge
Sandpaper


Here's how you do it:


Start with a dollar store wall hanging. As soon as I saw this one that said Vampire Zone, I had to buy it... but then as I kept looking at it, it just seemed too boring, like a project waiting to happen.




Sand the wall hanging down, so that the glue can grip a bit better. It doesn't have to be perfect...

Also, it would probably be better to detach the wire at this point... but I was lazy and decided not to.


Begin layering your paper. I started with the tissue paper, then began layering scrapbook paper on top.
I'm not sure what the deal was with that grey/black diamond paper, but it really buckled a lot & the grey rubbed off as I glued.
It wasn't a big deal, just something to be aware of.

You'll notice that all my letters and embellishments are already cut out... this is important for placement purposes.

As you continue layering, you should have an idea in your mind of what you want the final hanging to look like. Occasionally, you should check the positioning of your letters/embellishments so that you can make adjustments.
(For instance, I realized in between the last step and this one that black would look better behind the "twilight" layer, so I started adding some black scrapbook paper)

Once you're happy with your paper decoupaging, glue your letters into place.

Then add embellishments like glitter, sequins & rhinestones (you can see those in the main/final image above)

And you're done! From boring dollar store sign to fab Twi-decor ;)

(Note: This project was also crossposted at cutoutandkeep.net)

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3 comments:

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Looks like it was a fun project! Thanks for sharing.

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Huckdoll said...

OMG, that is so cute!

You are obsessed my dear! I love it :)

Katie said...

Haha - totally obsessed! I've been re-reading all the books again, and it's refueling the love! You should see my halloween costume... and the treats I'm baking for Halloween for work!

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