Wall hanging tutorial & Giveaway #5

Here is the rest of last week's tutorial:

Step 1
So you have the piece that you want to make into a wall hanging. The next step is to mount it onto cardboard. Glue your art onto cardboard. I use glue stick and make sure to glue the corners as well as all over the back of the image. Lay a piece of clean paper over the image and rub with your hand to make sure it adheres well. Now use a steel ruler and craft knife to trim around the piece. TIP: If any of the cardboard is visible at the edges simply color over the grey with paint or pastels!

Step 2
Next use a ruler to mark two holes equal distances from either side. I made mine at about 1 1/4 inch in from the side. Use a drill or dremel with a 7/64" drill bit to make the holes.

Step 3
To give the holes a finished look glue eyelets into the holes. I used gel medium here, but any semi liquid glue would work like Modge Podge or even Elmers school glue. Leave them to dry for a while (longer dry time for these semi liquid glues).

Step 4
Trim a piece of 24 gauge wire about 6 or 7 inches long. I always cut it longer than I need just in case I make a mistake or decided to curl the wire or something else decorative.

Step 5
Put the wire through one hole. Fold it up on itself and twist it back on itself to secure. Bend it over to the other hole making an arc and secure it to the other hole.

And Viola! Wall hanging. Once I was done I decided that this piece needed something more so I added the 'dream' Rub On to the edge:

Well now this wall hanging is in it's new home with Katie of The Nesting Spot. She picked it as her prize last week and was so sweet to post her win on her blog, thank you Katie for the shout out!

Which leads me to this weeks giveaway:

Today's giveaway winner, chosen by the Random Number Generator, is -

Rowena of Warrior Girl


Pick your prize from the choices below (click on image to see a larger image) and post it in the comments. I will contact you via email so you can send me, privately, your physical address.

Choice #1 - A printed canvas fabric glasses care with satin ribbon strap

Choice #2 - A butterfly on balsa wood with soldered charm that reminds you to 'serve lovingly'.

Choice #3 - A pair of brown soldered earrings that say 'believe' and 'truth'.

For everyone else - Please check back in next Saturday to see if you win something. I will offer a new set of prizes. I will try to offer a range of things in the hopes something will appeal to you when it's your turn! And thank you for being a part of 'An Artful Life'.

And of course, if you are not listed as following this blog, you are welcome to do so! Join in the fun.


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