Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Black & White & Red All Over Wall Decor

The Black & White & Red All Over tutorials continue!  Here's the tutorial for the Window Valances.

First, I would like to give special wink to local artist, Wanda Roe.  *wink*  She has so many credentials, I am afraid to list them.  This is one of her original works and I love it. 

There are four white dogs with black spots.  Wanda says their spots are falling off and laughs like only Wanda can laugh.  To me it looks like four dogs playing in the snow.  I hope you get to meet her.  Wanda Roe is lovely. 
Near Wanda's art is this grouping.  It gets a lot of compliments. 
The canvas pieces are from Day Spring.  What a great company!  The three framed pieces were made by me! Here's how to do it! 

You need:
12 x 12 inch Frame
12 x 12 inch Scrapbook Paper or Cardstock
Wall Pops Wall Art  (I had a pack of four 13x13 stickers and a roll of border that was 6.5 inches x 16 feet)
Small Pointed Scissors
Great Big Pink Scissors
For the top center frame, I took one of the 13 inch x 13 inch stickers and used small pointed scissors to cut away parts of the white areas.  I'm not sure how long that took.  It felt tedious at the time, but it is my favorite of the three. 

Once I was happy with the cutting, I peeled off the backing and carefully centered it on scrapbook cardstock.  Any edges hanging over were just stuck to the back of the cardstock.  Then it was tucked in the frame.
For the bottom two, frankly, I was tired of cutting.  My eyes were crossed and my hand was cramping.  So I stuck with cutting squares using my favorite pair of great, big pink scissors. 

For the one on the left, I cut one square from the border and slapped it carefully placed it at an angle on the cardstock.  For the one on the right, I went back to a 13 x 13 sticker and just stared at it for a while.  I cut a couple of squares that seemed interesting to me and placed them on the cardstock.  Both were then tucked neatly in their frames. 
Here's one more picture so you can see it all together.  I love it!  
There's a little bit of Wanda, a little bit of Day Spring and a little bit of me.  Thank you for sharing my joy!

8 comments:

  1. What great ideas! I love the black white and red look! I love your framed art work!

    Thanks for showing off!

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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  2. I love the black and white, Marci! And, great idea using scrapbook paper for wall decor...looks great!! Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.

    xoxo
    Denyse

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  3. The one which looks like a rose is my favorite. An interesting idea - especially considering the amount of left over scrapbook paper I have.

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  4. Oh how pretty and so creative. Love the collage. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

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  5. Hey Marci,
    I love the way this came out. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link party.
    Debi and Charly at Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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  6. Wow, I so love it, and the colors are awesome.

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  7. Love it! Thanks for linking this wonderful post up to my “Themed Blog & Shop Hop!”
    Angie
    godsgrowinggarden.com

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