Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Home Decor Dream Catcher


                           Sometimes an idea brews away until you just HAVE to go with it.
        The first time I saw the Feather  Together Stamp set, I knew I would make a dream catcher.

I had been hoarding the beautiful background paper from Serene Scenery with the beach scene, and always had a home decor piece in mind. Rather than buy a glassed frame, I wanted something more beachy to go with our home decor (we live on the river that runs out to sea at Cronulla Beach and I have a love of seashells and all things nautical).


I picked up a set of 4 primed canvases from Kmart for $5.  The canvas measures 7 3/4" square by 1/2" deep, and I cut the Designer Series Paper to 6" square. I adhered it to the canvas with Tombow Multi adhesive, then flipped it over and pressed firmly from the back to ensure a good grip.


                                Now I could go about the dream catcher construction process!

The Lace Doilies from the Falling In Love suite were the perfect size and I loved the detailed design. I started with some thick twine and wound it through the outside of the doily, then tied it in a knot from the back.
Next I tied some doubled Linen Thread to 3 places on the doily that would provide room for 3 of the feathers to hang from.
I stamped  the feathers on Very Vanilla using Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo ink, then fussy cut them, adding some extra cuts to the sides to mimic a feather shape.
I also flossed the edges of the Linen thread where I had tied the linen thread to the feathers.



                          This photo shows the cuts I made down the sides of the feathers.
I coloured some pearls with my Copic Markers (you could use sharpies for this if you don't have Copics). They look like beads threaded through a woven dream catcher! How cool is that!
I used Foam Adhesive Strips to mount everything...that stuff is super convenient for round shapes like this, and it all came together really quickly.

My Dream Catcher now has pride of place on our fireplace mantel in the Living Room, and I am one happy stamper!


Supplies used:
Serene Scenery DSP #141642
Feather Together Stamp Set #141597
Foam Adhesive Strips #141825
Linen Thread #104199
Pearl Basic Jewels #119246
Lace Doilies #142793
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755
Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo Inkpads
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Canvas and thick twine from Kmart

 Thanks so much for shopping with me!  Vicki  x 💝



2 comments:

  1. This is genius!

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    1. Thanks. I was really happy with how it turned out. The beautiful background paper is the star of the show!

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