Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Banner Day- How I Created It

Today is our Portland Art Collective picnic and we made banners to exchange. I cannot wait to see what everyone created and to hang them in my studio.
I started with a collage of my drawings and sketches combined in Photoshop.

Added a layer of dyed paper towel sheets (pulled apart, one sheet becomes transparent).

Sewed on a couple strips of fabric

Stenciled a flower (cannot get away from stenciling after Mary Ann's online class).

To embellish the banner, I added a free-motion stitched flower & button, canvas printed 'Blossom' text, 3-D gold fabric paint flower center and sheer ribbon sewn around the edges. Hope you have a banner day, too.


lilylovekin said...

What a fun idea. I'm sure you will have quite a colorful collection to hang in your studio once the exchange is over. I love the stencil work.

Robin Olsen said...

I love the one I got from you! Thanks for telling us how you did it.

Ruth said...

I love seeing the steps you took to get the final banner. Loved the photos from ArtFiberFest too. I'm going to try and go next year. I'm having a great time with Mary Ann's stencil class. Did you see that she is having a second class starting in August?

Paula McNamee said...

Thanks, Ruth, for your comment. Yes, I see that Mary Ann is having another Stencilery class in August. Are you taking it? I highly recommend it.

HeartFire said...

That's a great banner Paula, thanks for the info on how you did it. I did sign up for Mary Anns class, but have been so busy I haven't started yet! Have a great Nature show too!