Home Décor DIY: Paper Leather Fox Wall Hanger

Home Décor DIY: Paper Leather Fox Wall Hanger

Hello everyone! It is Anna-Karin here with you today. With only a few days to Christmas , I can't believe how fast this year went by. I hope you will have some time for craft projects over Christmas, and here is a cute wall-hanger that won't take much time.

I used new dies by Lori Whitlock and I always enjoy using her dies, because they are so versatile and can be used both for cute projects and for more artsy and distressed projects. My wall-hanger is somewhere in between. We recently borrowed a book about foxes from the library and my son and I have enjoyed learning more about these interesting animals. That's why I was happy to find the Fox #2 die and make this project for his room. The entire wall-hanger is made from Paper Leather.

Home Décor DIY: Paper Leather Fox Wall Hanger

Start by smearing Distress Inks on a craft sheet, mist with water and press white Paper Leather into the ink. The Paper Leather takes ink beautifully. You can also do the project with, for example, watercolour paper.

Home Décor DIY: Paper Leather Fox Wall Hanger

Die cut in your Big Shot or Vagabond using this sandwich: Cutting Pad, die facing up, Paper Leather, second Cutting Pad. I used brown Paper Leather on the photo here.

Home Décor DIY: Paper Leather Fox Wall Hanger

Die cut the fox's body from the red coloured Paper Leather. Die cut the face, stomach, tail and legs from white Paper Leather. Colour the top part of the legs with the red inks. Die cut the ears from brown Paper Leather and the nose and eyes from black Paper Leather.

Home Décor DIY: Paper Leather Fox Wall Hanger

Cut the head of the fox apart as shown, and cut out the centre part of the ears.

Home Décor DIY: Paper Leather Fox Wall Hanger

Place the fox on a cutting board, or even better, on a softer surface, such as the back of the Stamper's Secret Weapon. Make impressions to create the texture of fur. The Paper Leather is very durable.

Home Décor DIY: Paper Leather Fox Wall Hanger

Emboss the tail and the stomach in the Dot-Matrix folder.

Home Décor DIY: Paper Leather Fox Wall Hanger

To add texture to my fox, I used Tim Holtz's Spritzer Tool and Distress Markers.

Home Décor DIY: Paper Leather Fox Wall Hanger

Ink the edges of the fox with Ground Espresso ink and glue the parts together as shown. I used foam dots for the stomach and the tail. Use a Ground Espresso marker to add some shading and definition between the parts.

Home Décor DIY: Paper Leather Fox Wall Hanger

For the background, emboss a 6 x 6 in brown Paper Leather sheet in the Happy Texture folder. This is a Big Shot Plus folder, so you can emboss the whole background in one go.

Home Décor DIY: Paper Leather Fox Wall Hanger

Mist the paper slightly with Gathered Twigs.

Home Décor DIY: Paper Leather Fox Wall Hanger

I wanted my fox to be in a pretty natural landscape and used a gorgeous stencil from the Crafter's Workshop. Place it on white Paper Leather and mist with Distress Spray Stains, adding a little blue to the sky area afterwards.

Home Décor DIY: Paper Leather Fox Wall Hanger

To embellish my panel, I used the great Arrows, Frames, Key and Notebook Paper set and the Pocket, Cards and Tabs. These sets are both so versatile and contain great shapes.

Home Décor DIY: Paper Leather Fox Wall Hanger

Die cut arrows and words from Paper Leather, using this sandwich: Sizzix Magnetic Platform, Cutting Pad, Paper Leather, die facing down, second Cutting Pad.

Home Décor DIY: Paper Leather Fox Wall Hanger

I die cut two tabs to use as hangers for my panel. Punch a hole and set an eyelet. The panel was stitched together on my sewing machine, which also works great on the Paper Leather.

Home Décor DIY: Paper Leather Fox Wall Hanger

Glue the embellishments to the panel, or you could stitch them too.

Home Décor DIY: Paper Leather Fox Wall Hanger

I love the cute little legs. The texture added with the paper piercer tool and with the spritzing make the fox look more interesting.

Home Décor DIY: Paper Leather Fox Wall Hanger

The fox is so cute and can be customized in many different ways, to fit with your project.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

And a very Merry Christmas from me!

Anna-Karin

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Other Materials Used:

  • Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Barn Door, Ground Espresso
  • Distress Spray Stain: Pumice Stone, Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, Gathered Twigs
  • Distress Markers: Ground Espresso, Antique Linen, Festive Berries, Fired Brick
  • Stencil: The Crafter's Workshop - Mini Mountain View

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