Saturday, January 23, 2016

I {heart} Poetry

I really enjoyed making my Poe-inspired book box & keychain for Lost Coast Designs' Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop & Challenge, but I wanted to try something a bit more out of my comfort zone. Here's my Poe-try wall hanging:

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I started by inking a piece of watercolor paper with purple inks. The I stamped a feather & inkpen (both rubber stamps) onto tissue paper, tore out the middle to create a frame, and glued it onto the textured paper with Mod Podge. I added more ink, some glitter spray, a sprinkling of bronze enamel, red embossing powder, & mica chips to finish the background. I made the eyelashes for the googly eye form black paper. The anatomical heart stencil was cut with my Silhouette, inked onto the background shape with red ink, and heat-embossed in red powder. The Poe Bust by Ikesart was printed on shiny cream paper and backed with white cardstock. The tree stamp was stamped onto Shrinky Dink plastic with green distress ink, shrunk in my toaster oven, and inked with a lighter green. I also made Shrinky Dinks with the inkpen & feather stamps. I handmade the tiny book, using a scoring to create "pages" on the top portion. TO hang the piece, I tied on some string with help from a small branch.

Lost Coast Designs: EAP Appreciation Day (2nd entry)
Quoth The Raven #52: Anything Poes

Thank you for visiting & may your days be filled with poetry,

Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop 

Main link-up is at Lost Coast Designs. Wow, can you believe all these gorgeous Poe projects?!


  1. Love all the elements of your project! GREAT project!!! It has been a long time since I have used Shrinky Dinks! I need to pull some out! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Lovely wall hanging and thank you very much for using one of my digis on there :-D
    Thank you for coming to play at QUOTH THE RAVEN :-)

    IKE xx

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  3. Fabulous! I also love that our hop got you pushing your boundaries!
    Thank you for playing along with us for Poe Appreciation Day! See you again in 2017 ;0)
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  4. Wonderful wall art... love that you pushed your boundries.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Quoth the raven this month. BDx


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