Sunday 27 December 2015

Door Hangers for Boys

I decided to make my sons and nephew their own personalised door hangers for Christmas.  I already had suitable stamps, so it was just a case of deciding on the background colours.  Today's door hanger was for my eldest son who has several game consoles and supports the local football team; they play in red and white, so the background colour was an easy choice!

I started by giving the MDF door hanger (one of a set of 5 by CleverCut) two coats of white gesso. 
As I didn't have much bright red acrylic paint, I used Rose Madder acrylic for the first layer of top coat.

Once dry I added a top layer of bright red acrylic paint - a much better colour.  The Video Boy stamp by Penny Black fit the theme that I wanted to use; stamped using black Archival ink and heat embossed using clear detail embossing powder.  
The message was made up using the Worn Text alphabet by Tim Holtz and Stamper's Anonymous.  I deliberately used words without repeating letters as I wanted to line up and stamp a whole row of text at the same time - the message was also supposed to be somewhat tongue in cheek.

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