Saturday, June 07, 2008

Guest Designer, the fabulous Jackie Bonette

Meet Jackie Bonette our Guest Designer this month. She looved our coffee cup shape and created a fun and whimsical wall hanging.

I've been a long time admirer of Jackie's work since seeing her work in Autumn Leaves' Designing With series of books as well as visiting her gallery over at Two Peas. Read on to learn a bit more about her and enjoy her tutorial and creation...

Hi there!
I am Jackie Bonette, born and raised in small town southern Alberta, and still actually on a farm near that small town now....wife and mom to 3 wild-and-crazy kiddos and a new golden retriever puppy thrown in there too just incase life might get boring. :)
I don't know if it's our busy schedules but I seem to have a difficult time actually scrapbooking these days but love to do fun little decor crafts & projects so I was so excited that Deb asked me to do up something for her! I hope you like the coffee cup wall's really easy even though my tutorial and all the pics make it look like it's a big's not. Dive in and I hope you enjoy. :)

{Coffee Cup Wall Art

{To create this quick & easy piece, I used the following supplies but please feel free to substitute whatever you might already have lying around:

- Coffee Cup wooden cutout shape from DamboiseDesigns
- 12x12” corrugated cardboard
- several different patterned papers
- acrylic paint and sanding tools
- flower rub-on
- small heart stamp and red ink
- several types of black sticker letters and rub-on letters
- red script-y sticker letters
- paper wire or similar (for the ‘steamy swirls’)
- black patterned book binding tape
- scalloped paper edges
- adhesives, hot glue gun, stapler, ModPodge

1. Start by selecting paper strips of varying widths to cover your background cardboard with and another couple of prints to cover the coffee cup. Adhere papers to cardboard and
trace right side of coffee cup to back side of the patterned paper that you are using to cover it with; cut coffee cup shape.
2. Paint only the edge of the cup with a complimentary colour of acrylic paint; allow to dry.
3. Adhere paper to cup using ModPodge; allow to dry thoroughly and then trim/sand off any excess paper edges.
4. Finish off the art background (the cardboard) by adding scalloped edges to 2 sides and book binding tape to the others. Add sticker & rub-on letters to create the coffee, coffee, coffee strip; inter-space with tiny red heart stamps. Add a bit more texture with staples here and there. (I still can’t do anything without adding staples somewhere!!)
5. Further embellish the cup with other bits of pattern at the bottom, a rub-on flower and ‘coffee love’ sticker letters. Adhere to the background using hot glue applied directly to the cup and then placed.
6. Lastly, add small steam swirls by twisting small bits of paper covered wire around a finger or pencil; add a wet adhesive to the non-twirled end and stick it in behind the cup. Staple the swirled ends to secure.






You can find your own COFFEE CUP shape in our shop right HeRE!


*Nikki* said...

this is very cute!!!

Anonymous said...

This is sooooo cool! What a great idea... and I love the tutorial!

LaurieStar said...

Wow - I love this! Love the colors and the "steam" coming out the top. I also love how she incorporated it into a wall hanging. Very nice!

Julie Ann Rachelle Interior Design said...

Genius work!!!!! TFS!

kari and kijsa said...


kari & kijsa

Anonymous said...

That is adorable. Love the photos of the steps too. Very nice! :) Love my coffee too!

kari and kijsa said...

That is the finished project!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Robyn Weatherspoon said...

Love,Love,Love this!

Sugar Bear said...

Fabulous project! The results are so much fun.

*Beatriz Jennings* said...

OMG! Love this creation! :)

Jolene said...

What a super project! Thanks for the clear tutorial, too.