Monday, February 25, 2013

Key Hooks

I started this projects many months ago, but never seam to be able to get it the way I wanted so into the 'finish it latter box' it went.

While cleaning up my room yesterday I stumbled back onto it, so time to finish

I started off with a plan metal hook rack and picked out some chipboard pieces, as you can see I changed my mind on the centre piece I originally started with, for some reason I just couldn't get it to work and maybe it was the one thing that i needed to change those months ago.

I brought these metal hooks from Target for $15

I used texture paste along the metal tree branch, while it was still wet i used a tooth pic and make some patterns into the paste to represent a normal tree, once dry I dabbed my finger in  Mix'd Media inxs and rubbed them onto the texture paste to highlight the lumps and bumps

Large Key and lock have been treated with rusting powder

Name plate was painted and the swirls also treated in rusting powder, letters have been embossed with mix'd media embossing powder.

Gates also treated in rusting powder. Each of the metal birds have been covered in paper then Green Tara mulberry paper and mod podge used to create the wings, then a light coat of gesso was added.

Grass border was cut in half and each piece was painted in 5 different colours of green then a little mix'd media inx added to the edges, to tops have been coated in flower soft.

Birds nest also treated with 3 different colours of mix'd media inx

Twiddlybits house made into a bird house, covered in paper and decorated with supplies from my garden lol.

Products used

Target metal hooks
Mix'd media inx - truffle, leather, honey & jassmine
Mix'd media inx embossing powder - Jassmine
Prima marketing flowers
Kaiser paints
Ranger Gesso
Mod podge
Paper off cuts
Dusty Attic - grass border, name plate, gate, birds nest, mini birds, keys & locks
Twiddlybitz - rusting powder, house & groove alphas
Flower soft


  1. oh this turned out just amazing love it!

  2. Looks great Linda,I love the rusting powder look,great use of the flowersoft


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