Tuesday 29 December 2015

Door Hangers for Boys Part 3

Going in order of age from oldest to youngest, the third door hanger was for my nephew who is really into cycling.  As I didn't have anything suitable for decorating it, I had to order a couple of items (a stencil and a stamp) to make this, but as I loved the result it didn't really matter.
This time once the two coats of gesso were dry, I used gold acrylic paint for the top layers.  As you can see from the photo, one layer of gold was not enough; a second coat produced a more even finish.  Unlike the other door hangers, I decided to decorate both sides of this one.  
I kept the back simple; black texture paste through the Tread Carefully stencil by Andy Skinner.
The front was decorated using the Worn Text stamps by Tim Holtz.  I was originally going to stamp 'Busy planning a route', but there were too many 'n's in planning to line up the word in one go, so I changed it to 'sorting' as I could stamp that in one go.  The bicycle stamp, which I ordered the previous week, arrived just in the nick of time to complete the hanger.  Once again I used black Archival ink for the stamping and heat embossed using clear detail embossing powder.

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