Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Artistic Banner

Hey there summer. Kim here with an artistic banner that will add a special touch to everyones summer decor!  For our international friends, where it may even be winter,this banner is great for you as well.
Grab your Artistic papers and lets get going...

First off, I started with the Banner Artistic papers designed by Donna Salazar. I cut the scalloped triangles out and spritzed them with River Mossy Smooch Spritz.



Next, from the Spring In Bloom Artistic Papers, I had fun coloring in the images to match whatever cardstock or season it is. It can be tailored to uniquely express any feeling depending on what you want to convey. Since it is summer here in the States, I wanted to do some rosey, orange flowers and some vivid blues and dark greens.
I used copic markers but you can also use pastels, crayons, watercolor, acrylics, stamping inks... whatever your artistic hearts desire!!! These papers truly bring out the Picasso in us all.


Next, I carefully fussy cut around the part of the image I wanted to fit onto the banner. I loved this rose image here:

I continued adding colored images, small embellishments and strips of other Donna Salazar pattern papers until each banner had some accents added.
I also created some larger triangles out of cardstock and finished them with Pattern papers, images, and accents as well. I also used some tags from the Artistic Journal cards as mats for several words and accents. I left them uncolored to see the scroll patterns details.
You can see the various shapes here
 as well as here:


Once all your little banner pieces are to your liking,  punch some holes on both sides of each triangle using a mini hole punch.  String the banner pieces using Kraft twine or cord, having the line run in the back of the banner.

I tied two bows on the ends of the banner to keep the pieces from sliding off. Hang the banner up and let everyone marvel at your creativity. The artistic papers give this such a charming addition and because they come un painted/colored, can be created to match your unique ideas.
Have fun and hope some of you get your Artsy on and create a banner too!
If you create a banner using some of Donna's Banner Artistic papers, link us up... we would love to see!


Supplies:
Artistic Papers, Donna Salazar Designs, GCD
Smooch Spritz, Donna Salazar, Clearsnap
Pattern papers from Spring in Bloom, Antiquities, Trunk in my Attic and Winter,  Donna Salazar Designs, GCD 
Flower and branch embellishments , Paper Accents, K and Co
Kraft cord, copic markers
Run On's,  Kaiser

For more ideas using these papers, see my blog at  

Inside My Head


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