Paper wall hanging
Posted by AishaLGreen, 22 Sep, 2017
Geometry is still very much a thing of fashion; no matter how much we craft with it, we can’t get enough! The new Capsule Elements Wood collection is inundated with striking patterns and gorgeous textures – it’s the perfect range to incorporate into an on-trend piece of wall art!
1. Select a variety of shapes, based on the nesting dies you have in your stash. To recreate our design, die cut 11 circles from two colours of cardstock, and eight triangles from a light Elements Wood paper. (Use the diamond nesting dies to cut two triangles). Trim six circles and four triangles from white Craft Planet Funky Foam.
2. Cut two more circles from a copper metal sheet and more funky foam, using the next smallest nesting die. Snip ﬁve of the large circles and both smaller circles in half, measuring very carefully to ensure the two halves are even.
3. Use a craft knife and a metal ruler to cut eight pieces of wood-textured paper to 6 x 2cm. Make from two different designs, cutting four from each. Cut two more from turquoise cardstock. Repeat, cutting ﬁve pieces of funky foam to back them. Take the three plainest rectangles and stamp a long design from the Geometric Neon stamp set across the width. Sprinkle over seafoam white embossing powder and set with a heat tool.
4. Layer two geometric stamps together; the set has several designs that can ﬁ t smaller ones inside. Print a hexagon combination on each of the semicircles, slightly overlapping the edge. Heat emboss with seafoam white powder. Combine two circular stamps and repeat on three of your large circles, embossing with copper powder.
5. Fix a paper piece to each funky foam shape with double-sided tape. Mount your metal semicircles on top of the foam semicircles and stick one on top of each triangle. Position the shapes in order. Use a screw hole punch to make holes at the top and bottom of each. Secure jute tassels through the bottom of the triangles and stick in place with tape. Thread a length of the thinnest natural jute through each row of shapes, securing each one with tape at the back. Sandwich the jute with your remaining pieces and tie the ends to your hanger.
Project and how-to instructions by Aisha Green and Lorna Slessor. Project originally published in issue 80 of docrafts Creativity magazine.