Hello, crafty friends! We have the amazingly talented Joy D'Souza back here with us as our March Guest Designer. Joy will be sharing a beautiful DIY wall decoration with us today!
Get to Know Joy
Hey there, my crafty friends. I am Joylita D’Souza, an avid card maker. Though I love making cards, I occasionally do make DIY home decor and enjoy making various unique projects. Altenew’s products have been my favorite since I first came across them in my card-making journey. I have always loved how unique and stunning each of their products is. Needless to say, I am extremely thrilled and honored to be a guest designer at the Altenew Mixed Media Blog. Today I made a DIY wall decoration for my friend using a few of my recent favorite products by Altenew. I hope my project inspires you, and I can’t wait to see your lovely creations.
Joy's DIY Wall Decoration
First, I placed the Mini Rolled Rose Die Set on light pink cardstock and ran it through my die-cutting machine. I repeated this process two more times. Then, I inked both sides of the die-cut pieces using Heart Beat Crisp Dye Ink and a detailed blending brush.
Next, I spritzed water on the die-cut panel using my Fine Mister. The paper should be slightly damp. Since I wanted the petals to be opening outwards, I turned the cardstock to the wrong side and shaped each petal using an embossing tool.
After that, I stuck 2 of the die-cut panels together and cut the last petal of the top cardstock. I rolled that petal and stuck it to the first petal using 2 in 1 Precision Glue. Then, I rolled the rose and assembled it using a hot glue gun. I cut a few petals from the third die-cut piece and stuck them randomly on the rose to make it look fuller.
Next, I die cut the frame from Jet Black Cardstock using the Thin Frame 3D Die Set. To create the woodgrain effect, I placed the die-cut pieces in the Deck Planks 3D Embossing Folder and ran them through the die cutting machine. I then used an embossing tool to re-score the fold lines. After assembling the frame, I inked a sponge dauber using Embossing Ink and lightly dabbed it on the frame. Then, I sprinkled Antique Gold Embossing Powder on it, and heat set it with my heat gun.
To create a sturdy backing for the frame, I cut two pieces of Jet Black Cardstock to 4 1/4″ * 5 1/2″ and stuck them together. I then stamped a sentiment from the True Friends Stamp Set and embossed it using Antique Gold Embossing Powder. Lastly, I stuck the frame, and the rose on it using 2 in 1 Precision Glue.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have an amazing day.
WOW, Joy! This looks so gorgeous!! Love the gorgeous rustic, gold look of the frame and that pop of the red bloom against the black cardstock. Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer for the month of March and we hope you will be back soon!