2018 Topic 6: Banners & Bunting
I'm beginning to see that bunting/ banners/ pennants can come in all shapes and sizes. This is such a fun topic! Check out Raquel's Nautical bunting with her lovely products! Video at the foot of the post too! Enjoy! ~Leandra
Hi everyone, it's Raquel here from scrapcosy and today I'm bringing you my version of bunting for this challenge.
All the buntings I've done in the past were made of fabric. This time I wanted to create something different, and I decided to try with paper instead. I've mixed many techniques and products today: gelli printing, distress oxides, metallic elements, some lace, embossing powders to create my own brads and, of course, infusions. I've used my latest stamps and stencils in a nautical vintage style and this is the result. I'll be sharing a video with all the steps too.
I started with a piece of heavy smoothy paper and gave it a wash with my favourite Infusions colour, golden sands. Then I stamped my images from the sets ESC10 and ESC12 using archival ink in Potting Soil.
I fussy cut them all, took me ages, but it was worth it. I started to group my images to see how many pieces each bunting would have. I went for 5 items (odd numbers look better generally)
I would use this to create the top and bottom of each piece of bunting.
Next I moved on to gelli printing. I was craving to try this. There were plenty of crafters out there in March enjoying Birgit Koopsen's 31 day challenge of gel-printing. Here is the link to all her videos for gel press. I wanted to play so badly! So I had now an excuse to use my 3x5" gel plate. I would create the background of my bunting with them. I used Fresco Acrylic paints Pea Coat and Buff.
I tore each piece by hand and inked the edges, then I stamped some seaweed (ESC10).
Now it was time to play with all the elements and see how it would look all together
I sewed by hand my metallic elements. I don't like to use glue, I have the feeling that they will fall so I prefer to use thread and needle. And I use a thread that has a metallic look, can you see it? The three stitches are pretty well disguised... The lace was white but I aged it with some infusions: golden sands.
The final touch was to create my own enamel dots using gold wow embossing powder and clear embossing powder. This technique was shared by Marion Emberson (from Wow Embossing) at Stitches show and it is such a great idea that I wanted to try it myself.
This is how they look in place. I used glossy accents to glue them.
I perforated 2 holes and I passed a brass chain through them. This bunting is ready!
Here are some pictures so you can see all the details
I hope you liked this project. It took me a while to complete it but I was pretty satisfied at the end.
Well, that was all from me for today, You can watch the video below to see the project being made. Please share and subscribe if you would like.
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