Do you love the farmhouse style? I am Peggy Lee Baker and let me tell you… I sure do, but sometimes wall decor can be pricey. I knew I really wanted a windmill wall decor piece and I knew I could create one. I gathered up supplies and my favorite colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and got creating.
Here is a simple tutorial for you to follow along with me. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy.
Materials used by Peggy:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Graphite, English Ivy, Curious, Boardwalk, Mint Julep, Bahama Blue, Sun Sisters, Key Lime Pie, Dragonfly, Snowy Pine, Bronze
Tattered Angels Baseboard Mist – Blue Bird, Leaf
Tattered Angels Simply Sheer – Imperial Blue, Baby Blue
Wood Grain Pattern Papers, Chipboard, TinFoil
Sizzix-Tim Holtz Embossing Folder-Carte Postale
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel-Platinum
Ranger-Embossing Powders-Princess Gold and Silver
Ranger-Tim Holtz Distress Oxide-Walnut Stain
Viva-Ferro Special Effects Paste-Graphite
Aleene’s Tacky Glue, 3-in-1 Beacon Glue, 3D Foam Tape
Hot Glue, Heat Tool, Hot Glue Gun
Sand paper, Scissors
Creating the pattern panels: I hand drew my own pattern, but there are patterns/coloring pages to use online just pick one that you like. Next I traced the pattern onto chipboard and cut it out (I did 7 panels). Now glue the chipboard panels down onto tinfoil (yes you heard me right TINFOIL). It’s amazing what you can create with chipboard and tinfoil together.
Once you glue the chipboard to tinfoil cut around the chipboard panel leaving a 1/4 inch boarder all around. Wrap the tinfoil around the chipboard with glue. Next I covered the back with piece of tinfoil to fit.
Dry Texture- Embossing: Grab your favorite embossing folder and carefully run the chipboard panel through the embossing machine. I had to run it through a couple of times to cover the whole panel I love how tinfoil looks embossed. Sand down the top of the chipboard panel after you emboss it, this will help the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to stick to the tinfoil.
White wash the chipboard panels with Gesso or white paint. (white wash-brush on paint and wipe it off with a baby wipe, etc.).
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist-Coloring the panels: I started by spraying the lightest color down first and worked out to the darkness. Now it’s a good idea to let the mist pool together and blend…dry in between the layers of glimmer mist…you don’t want mud color to happen. I think I sprayed and painted with a brush to help move the color, I used a heat tool and paper towel to dry and dab off the excess of color. (I used many different colors of glimmer mist, you can use two or four colors. It’s really up to you and the look you are going for.)
Here is what the windmill panels look like once the Glimmer Mist is dried. I just love the old time feel it gives using tinfoil.
The windmill blades needed more texture so I grabbed a few embossing powders and I added a few layers over and over. Sanded down the melted layers to take away the shine and give tooth for the glimmer mist to hang onto.
Here is the back of the windmill – to help give depth on the canvas, I added chipboard pieces around the windmill.
I created a backdrop onto a canvas using chipboard strips cover with wood grain pattern papers. Distress edges with Oxide Ink-Walnut Stain..glue down, off set the paper slats. To give the faux wood grain look to the background.
After the windmill was attached to the canvas and hung on the wall I could step back and see where the piece needed more texture. I used Metallic-Rubs-ons colors brushed onto with my fingers, highlighting the textures to help bring them out.
Here is a collage of my windmill wall decor, popping the windmill up off from the canvas helps give the piece depth.
How do you like it? I’m curious to hear your toughts – make sure you leave them in comments below.
April 29, 2018 @ 2:17 pm mandy Leever
This is incredible! Such a great idea and such great textures and colors and grungyness.
Love love love it!
May 1, 2018 @ 10:05 pm Peggy Lee Baker
Thanks so much Mandy, it’s so fun to create I know you can do it!
April 30, 2018 @ 8:36 am Julia Cotrim
Your windmill wall decor turned out really awesome!
May 1, 2018 @ 10:06 pm Peggy Lee Baker
Thanks Julia, it’s awesome for sure now to think of what next I can create to go with it?
April 30, 2018 @ 2:14 pm Karla Yungwirth
Looks incredible!! Thanks for the lovely tutorial!
May 3, 2018 @ 7:46 pm Peggy Lee Baker
Thanks Karla, hope you give it a try!
May 2, 2018 @ 1:51 pm Nerea
Ewelina Gryglak, thanks a lot for the article post.Much thanks again. Fantastic.abracadabra video atlanta
May 7, 2018 @ 8:27 am Jennifer Scull
I saw this the other day, thought about it, thought about it some more, and then came back to tell you just how truly remarkable it is!!! you really made a beautiful project. thank you for taking the time to show the step by step photos. 🙂