Friday, September 23, 2016

Queen of the household

I love this quote.  What a great reminder to those of us that run the day-to-day operations of a home that really we DO make an impact!


  • I made a 2x2" box "canvas" out of some heavy duty packing cardboard, then coated it with matte Mod Podge and adhered an old encyclopedia page.
  • Texture was added by pasting some Pebeo Medium Gel Texture: Yellow Sand through a stencil made by using a Tim Holtz harlequin die
  • When dry (overnight), a heavy coating of sample house paint (Behr Flat Starless Night) was added over the textured area
  • When this stage was dry (overnight), some DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Gold Rush was wiped over the textured area
  • The exposed text was lightly scribbled on with Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, and Antique Linen Distress Crayons, then blended with a scant amount of water to further age the old pages
  •  A Tim Holtz crown and ringed brads were inked with gold Adirondack alcohol ink mixative; the crown was adhered to the panel with E-6000 glue and the brads were attached to the sides of the box
  • The fabulous trim came from the local quilt show last month
  • The sentiment is a typed quote by Jill Scott.  I used the "goldest" color of DI I could find: Brushed Corduroy, to ink the edges. I added her name to the bottom of the box in order to give credit where credit is due.
I plan to share this at Try It On Tuesday, and my two colors are blue and gold.  (I'm hoping the neutrals of the page don't count!

Happy Friday!


  1. WOW! This is simply stunning! I love the quote too! Thanks bunches for sharing your masterpiece with us at TIOT this time.

  2. Tim Holtz Harlequin??I have it too yaay...your canvas is stunning..this can be for woman or man.
    I love the look Mimi n the texture..

    Try to catch up..mama is back in Indonesia..I have a bit time hehe...hope you like to see my flower card (post nr. 2)

  3. Great little canvas and love the texture. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

  4. This is fun and elegant - love it! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  5. Uber cool! I'm not the queen of this household, but what a fab project indeed!