Gorjuss wall art

Posted by jobo, 08 Aug, 2017

Aim high and craft yourself a truly special piece of home décor. You’ll need an 8 x 8" shadow box frame to act as the base of your project; these can be found almost anywhere, and are so easy to decorate. With a paper pack and a couple of dies on hand, you're all set.

Select a large design from the Santoro 6 x 6" paper pack – there are several other ‘gorjuss girls’ to choose from other than this one – or stick with the artwork that we opted for. Pair ‘gorjuss girls’ such as ‘Piracy’ and ‘Little Fishes’ with nautical motifs and anchors galore, or artworks like ‘Spring At Last’ with pretty flowers and fluttering butterflies… There's no restrictions! Now it's up to you to pick a design and have a little fun.

1. Lightly sand an 8 x 8" shadow box frame. Paint a base colour with Artiste Acrylic Paint in Periwinkle blue. When dry, paint a coat of matt varnish on top.

2. When completely dry, paint the top coat of Artiste Acrylic Paint in Blanc. Include two to three coats to ensure a good coverage, leaving drying time between each.

3. Lightly sand the edges of the frame to reveal the base colour paint beneath, to give it a soft, distressed look. Paint a layer of Artiste Matt Varnish over the top.

4. Mount the 6 x 6" ‘Fly Away With Me’ paper onto a piece of white Craft Planet Funky Foam. Fix centrally on a blue cardstock panel, cut to fit the frame.

5. Die cut various sized clouds from white textured cardstock. Stamp embossing ink and heat emboss half the die-cuts with clear embossing powder and half with seafoam white.

6. Stamp a name on a ½" strip of white cardstock and heat emboss with clear powder. Snip the ends into fish tails, mount on yellow cardstock and trim a border.

Projects and how-to instructions by Jo Boland. Project originally published in issue (82) of docrafts Creativity magazine.

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