Monday 9 April 2018

2018 #6 Banners & Bunting: Blowing in the Breeze with EKD {by Carol Fox}

2018 Topic 6: Banners & Bunting

Ohhhh I was hoping that someone would get out the sewing machine! I love fabric bunting, and so, it seems does Carol! This is perfect for summer fun! She is ready for a street party! Well we do have royal wedding fun to enjoy this summer in the UK! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Carol with you today, and I'd like to share with you some summer bunting. I do love a string of bunting fluttering in the breeze and I tend to have rather a lot of it strung up on my patio in the summer.

The big bold images on the Kim Dellow stamps are perfect for stamping onto fabric as there is lots of space to paint within the stamped area and not to many fiddly bits to worry about when stamping onto the porous fabric. I found this a really fun project to make and if you don't have a sewing machine, you could either hand sew them or just leave them single sided and use glue to attach them to your tape. Easy peesy bunting in the breezy.

I drew a triangle template and used a basic cream fabric to cut my flag shapes, the smoothness of the cheaper fabric was lovely to work on with the Fresco Paints. They actually made the perfect combination and I am thrilled how my bunting turned out.

I thought it would be best to stamp in paint, so I used Fresco Finish Little Black Dress and EKD05 and EKD06 to randomly stamp my images onto all my flags.

I worked on a few flags at a time painting the images with Fresco Finish paints, Cerise, Slimed (from the Tracy Scott set of paints) and Glass Blue. I mixed them with an equal amount of Satin glaze to stop any bleed and a small squirt of water to thin it enough to flow properly on the fabric.

I thought my background looked to empty so I used Freso Finish Sargasso paint from the Tracy Scott set and Stencil PS036 to fill the gaps, masking off the images to avoid messing them up.

It still need a bit more of something so I stamped the long dot shapes from EKD05 in black archival ink and used the Cerise paint again with stencil PS001 to add lots of pink spots to the background.

Once I had made up my flags I added black stitching round the edges to border them, this could just a easily be done with paint if you don't want to stitch round them.

I used pink fabric to make up tape which I used to join my flags. I was really lucky and my fabric is nearly the same shade as the Cerise I used for my  stencilled spots so the whole thing ties together really well.

Once it was all joined I had a little play and coloured in the long stamped dots with a  blue colouring pencil and added little spots here and there with liquid pearls.

I really like how my colour choices gave my bunting a bit of a retro feel. It would be so easy to change the feel/theme of the finished item by simply changing the colour pallet. I was tempted to add a quote to each of the flags but I obviously did not. Bunting is so adaptable, you could add letters to spell a name to make a lovely baby gift, or stamp yourself a lovely christmas set, what a great way to show off your PaperArtsy stamps.

I hope you enjoyed my project, Carol XX

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Helen said...

Brilliant bunting Carol!

Clare Lloyd said...


Kirsten said...

Gorgeous bunting!

Christine said...

Hi Carol, Thanks for sharing your fabulous bunting with us especially, as Leandra says, we have a rather special Royal Wedding happening in the UK this year! I'd be interested in hearing why you decided to stamp with paint as opposed to an ink that's made/suitable for stamping onto fabric? I love the Fresco paints but find that they dry out too quickly for stamping onto fabric.
~ Christine ~

Miriam said...

Gorgeous bunting Carol... so colourful too!

Etsuko said...

So gorgeous bunting, brilliant colours!! xx

Keren Baker said...

Your bunting is amazing! So cool! x

JoFY said...

This is such joyful bunting! xx

Hazel Agnew said...

I love the fabric that you have created Carol. It transported me back to my schooldays and the style of fabric that was around in the sixties! Fabulous . Xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Beautiful !