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“Home is not a place… it’s a feeling” – Altered key hanger for Finnabair CT

“Home is not a place… it’s a feeling” – Altered key hanger for Finnabair CT

Hello lovely people,

I’m back on the blog today with a project I hope you will love with its bright and colourful layers of Finn’s Impasto paints. I really can’t have enough of them and like so, my Muse is kept happy and creative! ?

So for today, I have for you an altered wooden key hanger I bought a good while ago and for some reason,it stayed forgotten on a shelf… until now! ?

“Home is not a place… it’s a feeling” – Altered key hanger for Finnabair CT

I started by covering up my wooden key hanger with a generous layer of white heavy gesso. When it was dry, I took out my beloved Art Alchemy Impasto paints and started to paint the little cute houses, adding some texture to them by using a selection of stencils (you can see all the products I used in the list bellow). I didn’t paint the roofs, as for them I had another plan ?

While the houses were drying, I began painting two mixed media papers with Impasto paints and different ink sprays. To embellish them further, create more layers and to add more interest and depth, I used a selection of stencils and cling rubber stamps.

“Home is not a place… it’s a feeling” – Altered key hanger for Finnabair CT

Now, going back to my houses, I cut and collaged pieces of my handmade pattern papers on the roofs of the houses using 3D matte gel.

Using a fine grade sanding paper I sanded all the edges and then inked them up.

Next, I did a bit of background stamping using a Finnabair text clear stamp and black Archival ink.

When the ink was completely dry, I added a few circles using white heavy gesso and a stencil. Then I stamped and cut out the same amount of circles (and roughly the same sizes) and collaged them with 3D matte gel.

“Home is not a place… it’s a feeling” – Altered key hanger for Finnabair CT

I continued embellishing my tiny houses by collaging different shapes I cut out from the painted papers, shading around them with a black charcoal pencil and adding a bit of doodling with white and black pens.

As a finishing touch, I added two pieces of fussy cut ephemera, a cute butterfly, three mechanicals and two stamped words.

“Home is not a place… it’s a feeling” – Altered key hanger for Finnabair CT “Home is not a place… it’s a feeling” – Altered key hanger for Finnabair CT

I hope you enjoyed and got inspired by my new project and you are ready to create some magic of your own. ?Here is my video where you can watch my creative process and see all the products I used. Enjoy and have fun!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Have a great day, my friends and don’t forget to check out my popular Online Workshops, great for both, beginners as well as more experienced artists. And did you know I am now offering my Art Journaling and Beyond Workshop as Lessons a la Carte? This means you can buy now each Lesson from this Workshop separately! ? I’d be delighted to see you in the classroom! 

Much love,

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2 Comments:

  1. Love this and what a great difference! I would be proud to hang my keys on there. I do love your work and enjoy all your video’s!!!
    New fan in Victoria, BC Canada.

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