Altenew Mixed Media Springtime Wall Art

Welcome to Treasures in Letters.

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To make the flowers and leaves I used the ink smooshing technique. The tools I used were Altenew watercolor cardstock, Altenew Rose Petal Re-inker Set, Green Valley re-inker Set, and Green Valley mini ink pads. On my craft mat I put a couple of drops of each color from the Rose Petal re-inker set, added water using a water sprayer and then smooshed the watercolor cardstock into the inks. I dried the watercolor paper with a heat gun and then repeated the process until I was pleased with the colors.

To make the sheets for the green leaves, I used the same process as above except that I started by smooshing ink from the mini ink pads before repeating the process with the re-inkers. Make about five 5.5”x 5.5” sheets. Once the sheets were dry I sprayed some of them with Altenew Antique Gold ink spray.

Once the pink and green sheets were dry, I used the Altenew Poinsettia 3D Die Set to die cut 3 sets of pink flowers (die cut the small centers using Altenew Warm Sunshine Cardstock from the Summer Afternoon Gradient Cardstock Set). I cut another 10 small pink flowers and Warm Sunshine centers. I used a shimmer pen, outline centers of flowers and leaf lines.

Cut a variety of green leaves using the largest dies from the Poinsettia die set and about 5 of the smallest of the Poinsettia die (to put behind the small flowers).

Behind each pink flower piece glue very thin wire to the center of each petal. See photo. If necessary, hold down the wire with low tack tape until the glue is dry, then remove.

Using Altenew Moonrock cardstock and Altenew Just Leaves Die Set, cut six sets of the largest leaf die. Stamp these die cuts using Altenew Silver Lake crisp dye ink and Altenew Birch Forest Stamp set. Using the same large die, cut six more sets out of the green inked water color cardstock.

Using Altenew Bold Alphabet Die and white cardstock, cut out four sets of the words: live, love, laugh. Layer each letter four times.

Using a stained wood frame (from any craft store), splatter with white paint. Once the paint dries lay out the words, live, laugh, love, so that they are centered. Glue down using liquid glue. Layer the stamped leaves over the green leaves, making six sprays. Glue down using liquid glue.

Arrange the sprays into a circle around the words. Loosely glue down. You want the sprays to be loose and look free.

Make three flowers from the die cuts. Arrange the flowers at bottom of wreath. Glue in place. Arrange large green leaves under the flowers and glue in place.

Make six small flowers from the die cuts and glue together with centers. Place around the wreath using a few small green leaves around the flowers. Using liquid glue, glue in place.

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Altenew Pure White Ink Spray
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Altenew Poinsettia 3D Die Set
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Altenew Bold Alphabet Die
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Altenew Just Leaves Die Set
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Author: Patty

Welcome and Hi there! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. To give you a little background about myself, I am a Christian, have been married for 33 years to my wonderful husband and I have two beautiful, adult, married daughters who are dear to me. I love to craft and find it relaxing, challenging, and a way to express a deep desire to create and make things with my hands. In the past my greatest joys in creating came from cross-stitching and sewing (I was a design major in college). But now I find it in paper-crafting, more specifically in card making. My other passions are bike riding, weight training, chocolate, and ice cream.

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