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I Heart Banners!

I’m not sure what came over me, but I’ve definitely caught ‘The Fever’… No, not Justin Bieber Fever… Banner Fever!!  They are so popular right now, both in scrapbooking and home decor.  I’ve made a few I thought I’d share.  They aren’t all “fru-fru” either.  One is for our nephew Logan.

My Banner Supplies:
Canvas ~ regular canvas, also known as “duck cloth”, Joann’s or any fabric store
Burlap ~ yes… I’m serious.  Coat with Mod Podge Gloss Coat, dry and die cut on Sizzix Big Shot
Pinking Sheers
Chipboard template (I used Melody Ross Chipboard Banner)
Glimmer Mists (Tattered Angels)
Perfect Pearls (Ranger)
Chipboard Letters
Ribbon, burlap cording and baker’s twine
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Masks to use with spray inks; I used a chandelier rub-on and some Tim Holtz Masks
Paper Flowers
Hot Glue Gun
Crop-a-Dile and Large Eyelets

I used the masks, Glimmer Mists and Perfect Pearls to create a fun background on the canvas first.   You can either heat set (embossing gun) or air dry.  Hint: if you let the different sprays dry in between you’ll get a more crisp image, but if you do it when they’re wet you’ll get some cool bending!

Tip: Rub-on’s come off pretty easily by using scotch tape to gently lift it off the paper or other surface.

Get creative with your banners and make one this weekend.  The “Rachel” banner took about 2.5 hours.


Do something creative today.

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