Hipster Wall Decor or Upcycled Embroidery Hoop

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Altered Art, Stamping


When I was looking at my new Fiesta Stamp Set I all of a sudden was thinking of those paper cut silhouette wall decors of the 18th century and I started thinking about how this could be translated into a modern form.

Here is how the stencil and the masks look like :

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And the idea was born for this Hipster Version 😉 I mono printed the background by placing the two masks that are included in my Fiesta Stamp Set on top of the Mono Printing Plate and then rolled different colors on top and printed several times also imprinting the stamps themselves to give some texture.


using Liquitex Iridescence Gold Acrylic Paint I stamped the Fiesta Stamps over the masks.


I spray painted the embroidery hoop in black – which was easy peasy and fast and then cut out the paper so it would fit to the back of the hoop. Using a Journaling Pen I started loosely writing text into the silhouette figures. To make sure that I would really write loosely but not overwrite the edges I placed the stencil for the men and the woman on top to protect the background.


I adhered the Paper to the hoop with double sided tape and voila ….done 🙂 That was fun.


Here are the supplies I used


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hope you like the Hipster Wall Decor 🙂 

Have a gorgeous day



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Comments (8)

  • Profile photo of windinn



    Love the fun and modern take with these stencils – it’s a beaut!


  • beverly


    We like to get messy in Mississippi. Love the background paper.


  • D.Ann C


    What a cool silhouette variant and I’m in LOVE with that sumptuous background!! Sunny greetings from FL


  • Sue D


    Very cool hipster version!
    Sue in Ohio


  • Viki B


    This is such an awesome look! I love your designs.


  • Mary Holshouser


    I love silhouettes and your take on them is so unique.
    Using the embroidery hoop was a nice idea.
    The stamps made a great background.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful project.


  • susan salyer


    so many wonderful goodies went into the make of this . truly fabulous


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