First the hanger was painted in pine green mixed with white to lighten it. I then dotted some of the green (without the white) onto the hanger and brushed it in roughly giving a marbelled effect. I then painted the word Cherish in the original green and the two hearts and pegs in crimson;
Once it was dry I stamped on the hanger with picket fence distress stain and the red distress ink from the winter's special editions collection. I also inked all the edges with Walnut Stain distress ink;
I dabbed some of the picket fence distress stain on the hearts and then wiped with a dry baby wipe to lighten the effect. I then stamped some swirls onto the hearts in Walnut Stain distress ink which does show up very well irl.
I also die cut the bird from the Caged Bird Tim Holtz die in grunge paper and coloured it with the distress stain and then covered the biord, wing and Cherish word in rock candy crackle paint;
Once the crackle was dry both bird and Cherish were coloured with Walnut Stain ink and the wing glued on and an eye added. my crackle paint always seems to come out in clumps so I need to practice (this is what we tell hubby anyhow lol);
Once everything was fully dry it was all stuck together with strong glue and the pegs under the hearts are now holding my kids certificates they recieved from school Friday for good work :)