7Gypsies meets Tim Holtz!

Hi crafty friends. Today I am here to share with you a wall hanging I created for Canvas Corp "Friday with Friends" segment. This project was featured last week on the CCB blog , so I thought I should probably share it on my blog as well. 

I have been a fan of Tim Holtz probably as long as I have been a fan of 7gypsies. They both play so well together that it is easy to mix and match to create wonderful vintage projects. 

While shadow boxes can be a bit of a big project to take on, I decided to share with you a faux shadow box using some great products from the 7gypsies Architexture line along with some idea-ology from Tim Holtz. 


Cut paper to 9″ x 9″ and distressed edges with Distress ink – Walnut stain. Adhere it to 12 x 12 Canvas Corp ~ Postal printed cardboard.


Add 8 x 8 paper from 7gypsies Architextures paper pad, to create the faux vignette boxes.


Add ephemera, 7gypies Architexture Findings and elements from 7gypsies Architextures Junque Packs


Use Distress Collage medium to adhere ephemera and paper items.


Add 7gypsies Architextures Treasures ~ Sunshine Coffee Jar to create a great focal point. Then, add paper doll from the Tim Holtz idea-ology collection. Stamp images and add 7gypsies Architextures Coins for added interest.


Use distress crayon – walnut stain to edges of Canvas Corp printed cardboard and add a knob at top 

This was a fun project to create. I got to play with lots of my favorite products and ended up with a really fun wall hanging. 

I have include links to the products I have used in this project it you would like to give it a go. Good luck!

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