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Step into my Gypsy parlour!

Hey everyone – it’s Cathy Frailey with a fun little project that’s different and shows off your gypsy spirit! I had a couple of rusty grain scoops and I knew I needed to make a gypsy parlour out of one!

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It’s a cozy little tent-like parlour that has come to life with the help of 7gypsies!

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Materials used to make the Gypsy Parlour:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Coffee Shop
Architextures™ Findings – Found Glass Bottles Collection and Painted Candlesticks
Architextures™ Treasures – Stacked Wicker Trunks
Architextures™ Junque Pack – Parlour
Architextures™ 12×12 Paper – Old Window and Ornate Frames
Canvas Corp – Scrap Burlap/Canvas
Cheesecloth, Silk ribbon, Skewers
Ephemera/jewels/doo dads for embellishing
Mini wood blocks, Rusty wire, Battery-operated light string
E6000 glue, Scissors, Needle and thread
Old metal scoop as your base (you can also use a plastic one and distress it yourself)

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Take 2 skewers and cut them in half; stick them through the 2 holes in the scoop (cut side down) and glue with E6000, both around the top hole and on the base. Don’t worry about glue showing/dripping – your embellishing will hide it!

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While the glue was drying, I cut out my seated Gypsy from the Old Window paper, folded her along the rug line, and added some burlap underneath for more realism.
I scanned the Ornate Frames paper (pictures of the gypsies) and made them smaller in Photoshop, then printed them out.

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I then cut a couple pieces of cheesecloth and doused them in Glimmer Mist for vintage coloring.
Just figure out how much you want hanging around the overall piece; you’ll be layering/draping them to look tent-like.

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Next, I worked on some embellishments.
I added pieces of wire to the jewels for hanging and some burlap to the back of the Architextures bottles to make them stand out better. I made a rough little pillow from scrap fabric and a long footstool by gluing mini blocks together, then covering with burlap and wire. I cut part of a piece from the Parlour Junque Pack and used a lighter to age the edges a bit for the rug.

Then it’s time to put everything together the way you want it!
I mounted the pictures with a foam square, hung my stones in various places, and placed my chosen Architextures and doo dads. And don’t forget the lights!

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It was fun staging it!
I think the lights add a touch of reality – sitting in your tent-like parlour with a string of lights hanging around, surrounded by your bottles, trunks and junque!

Happy gypsy crafting!!!

 

Cathy Frailey
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Working with Canvas Corp Brands, the home of Tattered Angels, 7gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics), since Jan 2017 and loving every single minute of it!!!


'Step into my Gypsy parlour!' have 2 comments

  1. July 16, 2018 @ 11:42 am Evelyn Walter

    Oh my! This is utterly gorgeous! I love everything about it! <3

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  2. July 17, 2018 @ 2:47 pm Jean Marmo

    Such amazing details in this!!

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