Happy Tuesday everyone! I admit it, I am totally addicted to making these art banners. I love that they let me make art like I would on a tag in a project that is easy to display. I also love they are letting me explore using more “paper” techniques on fabric. For non banner makers, the designs and ideas are easy to adapt to cards and tags. This week I wanted to experiment with using Ranger Texture Paste on fabric. I was so thrilled that it worked and love the way the banner turned out!
Trace the art banner pattern onto a piece of Phoomph. Cut the banner shape out. Peel off one of the backing sheets. Adhere the Phoomph banner shape to the back of a piece of fabric. (I used Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Symphony.) Cut the fabric along the edge of the Phoomph banner.
Use an ink blending tool to apply Spun Sugar Distress Ink to the fabric. Vary the amount of ink applied to the fabric so that there are areas that are lighter and darker.
Use an ink blending tool to brush Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the edges of the banner.
Place the Harlequin Layering Stencil over the banner. Use a palette knife to randomly apply a thin layer of Texture Paste to the banner through the stencil.
Move the stencil around the banner matching up the patter to add diamonds across the banner.
Set the banner aside to allow the Texture Paste to dry. Drying time will vary depending on the thickness of the paste. This thin coat will be dry in about 20 minutes.
The theme for this banner is “pocket full of posies”. To create the small pocket on the banner, die cute a piece of wool felt using the large Sized Arch die. Cut a strip of felt slightly wider than the die. Add about 2″ to the length.
Die cut the top of the felt strip with the Distressed Doily die. Center the felt strip on the die.
Fold the die cut edge over just below the doily edge. Add a line of machine stitching along the edge to keep the fold in place.
Place the large Sized Arch in the base tray. Place the felt strip on the die so that the folded edge is just below the straight edge of the arch base. Keeping the edge of the felt below the blade will keep the blade from cutting the felt.
The die cut piece will look like a pocket with decorative trim.
Die cut a heart from white wool felt with the large heart from the Mini Hearts die set.
Mist the heart with Worn Lipstick Distress Stain placed in a mister bottle. Allow the stain to set a few moments to soak in.
Mist the heart with water to help blend the stain.
Blot the excess moisture with a dry cloth. Use a heat tool to dry the heart.
Use a mini ink blending tool to blot Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the decorative edge of the pocket and around the edge of the heart.
Apply glue to the back of the heart. Adhere the heart to the front of the pocket.
Add a rub-on sentiment to a Vial Label using Remnant Rubs. I wanted the word “full” but didn’t have a rub-on with that word. I used letters cut from days of the week to spell it out. I trimmed Ts to create Ls. Adhere the Vial Label to the front of the heart.
When the Texture Paste is dry, mist the banner generously with Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist. The mist will add a shimmer to both the fabric and the dried Texture Paste.
Blot the excess moisture from the banner with a dry cloth. Use a heat tool to dry the banner.
Use an ink blending tool if desired to add Spun Sugar Distress Ink to the dried Texture Paste.
Peel the remaining backing off of the Phoomph. Place the banner adhesive side down on a piece of cotton batting. Trim the batting around the edge of the banner with pinking shears.
Stitch through the ends of the Vial Label and around the heart. Place the assembled pocket on the front of the banner. Stitch around the side and bottom of the pocket.
Die cut several small flowers from manila that has been colored with Distress Stain. (I used the yellow left over from the Wonderful Life Art Banner.) Die cut three small flowers for each posy you want to add to the pocket. Use an ink blending tool to apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges of the flowers.
Crinkle all the flowers.
Cut a piece of wire about 3 inches to use as a stem. Use needle nose pliers to make a ball or knot of wire in the end of each stem.
Poke a hole through the center of each flower. Feed the three flowers for each posy onto the wire stem through the hole. Add a drop of glue between each flower.
Bend all the petals up around the center of the flower.
You can add a curl or bend in the wire under the flower to keep the flowers together and the end of the stem.
Add a drop of glue to the center of the flower. Sprinkle Clear Rock Candy Glitter in the center of the flower over the glue. Shake off any excess.
Use a paint brush to randomly paint glue onto the flower petals. Dip the flower petals into the glitter.
Arrange the petals into a bouquet. Twist the wires together to hold the bouquet together.
Dye a piece of Crinkle Ribbon with Worn Lipstick Distress Stain. Create a bow with the ribbon. Tuck the bow into the bouquet. Place the bouquet with the bow into the pocket.
Add a grommet in the top two corners of the banner. See the Basics 101 photo tutorial for help setting grommets.
Embellish the pocket with a Word Key. Add Mirrored Stars to the pocket and to the banner around the bouquet.
I love the added sparkle of the glitter on the posies. It gives them a fun special touch that adds a bit of whimsy.
You really can’t see it in the photo, but the surface of the banner has a soft shimmer from the Perfect Pearls Mist. It is subtle and varies depending on the light and angle.
I love the way you can see through the thinner areas of the paste. By varying the thickness you vary how transparent the dried paste is.
I think I will never get tired of the beauty of dried Crinkle Ribbon! I love that I can use it like a blank canvas with my favorite inks to create perfectly matched ribbon to every project!
… a pocket full of posies.
And a full life and a full heart.
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