Monday, February 9, 2015

DESIGN OF THE DAY.........Teresa Hall

Today we are pleased to show off designs by
Design Team Member
Teresa Hall


3" Wide Paint Brush
Pretty Victorians Collage Sheet- Gecko Galz
Coquette Digital Stamp Set- Gecko Galz
French Connection Stamp Set- Gecko Galz
Elastic Lace Trim
Vintage Buttons
Scattered Straw & Picket Fence Distress Paint
Pearl Trim
Beige Trim
Paper Flowers
Hot Glue Gun
Homemade Mod Podge-(Elmer's Glue & Water)

I altered my paint brush using Gecko Galz New February Coquette Kit, and Pretty Victorians Collage Sheet. 
I printed them out on light yellow paper instead of white card stock. Working with paper makes it easier to apply when creating a collage on a shaped object like a paint brush.
I tore different sized pieces of paper from the collage sheets, using a mixture of Elmer's glue & water to adhere to paint brush in a collage fashion. I let that dry, and added the Pretty Victorians ladies.

I used distress paint in scattered straw, applying it to the bristles of brush and randomly on my background collage paper, to give it more of a vintage ephemera feel! I burned the edges around the paper to outline the words "Coquetry" & "Vintage" (I love the look this gives to a vintage themed project!)
I wrapped an elastic lace trim piece on brush handle & adhered it with a hot glue gun. The fun part...embellishing! I used found items from my stash.
A lace mesh material was tied to create a hanger.


Materials Used:
Lg. Kraft Tag
Coquette Digital Stamps- Gecko Galz
French Connections Digital Stamps-Gecko Galz
Black Soot Distress Paint
Pop Dots
Grunge Board Piece
Black Yarn Material for Hanger

I created a collage for my tags background using the different digital stamps from Gecko Galz New February Coquette Kit.
Black soot distress paint was brushed on to create a background shadow, before placing the elegant image of the french woman down. This was done to make her stand out more.
Pop dots were used on the Paris Sign & Paris London 1912 stamp. 
I applied a small piece of grunge board colored with black soot distress paint to use under the sentiment, (Style is a simpler way of saying complicated things).
 The entire tag was then inked with black soot distress paint.
Black yarn material was used for tags hanger.


  1. Wonderful projects Tee! The altered paintbrush is outstanding. The tag looks very striking done in black and white!

  2. Awesome projects!!! The paintbrush is gorgeous!!!