Monday, 21 March 2016

Vintage Family Memories - Tutorial Post

Hi everyone and welcome today to my tutorial post, it's Julie here from Juliz Design Post. I created this wall hanging which measures approx 14" x 6" excluding the hanger using products and bespoke MDF all available at Lisa's shop. You will find all the links at the bottom of my post.

So let's get started.  

I ripped book pages into strips and glued in place with Mod Podge and applied crackle paste through my mini heart stencil. Once dry I sprayed over with Antiqued Bronze Distress Stain and wiped back with a baby wipe, to highlight the crackles.

Using Craft Consortium's English Garden Paper pad, I tore layers to reveal the white core and glued in place.

You will notice I marked off the area I wanted to keep blank on my MDF so it would all glue in place neatly and level.

I used a mixture of Embossing Powders and Glass Glitters around my frames to draw the eye into the picture and for an extra added vintage look.

I tattered layers and built up my frames for my images adding in lace, pearls and cheesecloth.

My MDF Pocket Watch from TCP comes with the clock face heat set onto it. I embossed with an Old Gold powder and white washed the clock face, gluing in place and adding a generous layer of Glossy Accents, a Metal Tassle and a touch of bling.

My main image I fussy cut butterflies from Craft Consortiums Gypsy Gypsy Pad and added to my image. Layering on lots of pearls, lace and my floral bouquet. 

My flowers were made using Cheery Lynn's die - B338 Black Eyed Susan Strip. For the MDF heart I used Tattered Rose Distress paint and added a small key from Craft Consortium.

The little twigs you get in a small bundle available from TCP are great for accents and Witches Brooms, this time I rolled them in my Versamark ink Pad and heat set with a Bronze powder adding on some pearl beads. 

I used TCP's Film strip on this side, painting it Black, adding some small Sepia coloured pictures behind and a layer of glossy accents on top.

I finished off by getting my husband to drill a couple of small holes in either side and thread through a metal wire which I threaded with pearls from an old necklace. And finished my centre circle with a strip of pearls around the outside.

All products used are available at That Craft Place.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and feel inspired to incorporate these techniques within your craft projects.

Look forward to you joining our Current Challenge which is Anything Goes.

Crafty Hugs, 

Julie x

Links you need to know.


  1. What beautiful work Julie...Gorgeous vintage wall hangings and a great tut. Well done xx

  2. Absolutely ELEGANTLY FABULOUS Julie. OH my goodness... it must have taken you hours - it sure looks like it. CREATIVE GENIUS at it's best. Love the metals and chain. Your wall hanging has it all - texture, dimension, layers, luscious colors, variety, intrigue and heartwarming loveliness. XXj

  3. Oh wow Julie, like Joi has said, it must have taken ages to make but it was so worth it! I just love the crackled pink heart and the images you used are beautiful. The pearl hanger is such a wonderful finishing touch. Love this! Hugs, Anne xx


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