Monday, February 15, 2016


Hello, my dear crafty friends, and welcome to my February ARTplorations tutorial. This time I decided to alter a wooden door hanger from the craft shop -- the one you buy for a few cents and with some paint, stencils, die cut and a lot of imagination you can alter it to a fairy tale art piece.

My inspiration for this piece was this old and well known kids tale about the Frog Prince and about being beautiful from inside and not just from outside.

1. Paint the  wooden door hanger with green  paint  and let it dry for a couple  of minutes.

2.  Add texture with Texture paste and Artplorations Retro Circles stencil. This time don't let it dry.

3. Add a mix of micro beads into the wet texture paste. And now let it dry. How obvious is this?

4. In the mean time make a frog die cut using Die Versions die. I made it from green textured cardstock, but the color was too mute. So I just painted over the die cut with a mix of Iridescents paints and with a bit of the same green paint that I used over the wood piece.

 This is how it looks now. Much more interesting.

5. Arrange the die cut over the stenciled hanger and glue it with Gel Medium. Add a bit of highlights with blue paint over the circles and embellish with a couple of sequins. Stamp the sentiment from Fond Expressions 2. I stamped with green pigmented ink and heat embossed with clear powder. Arrange the sentiment and add a couple of ribbons on the top.

Look how perfect is this sentiment for the theme of this piece? Even if it is a frog, for you it's a prince and he is totally perfect just the way he is.

Now you can give this door hanger to your own Frog Prince. 


  1. Thank you for the step by step. Such fabulous colours and textures. Loving the micro beads on top of the paste x

  2. Oh wow - I love the micro beads in those retro circles - such a fun Artplorations stencil! GREAT texture! Your froggie is DARLING. This is just a HAPPY FUN door hanger. I have a package of hangers... need to play with them!!! Super inspiration Irit! j.


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