Friday, August 27, 2010
Hi everyone! Denise here with a fun hybrid project for our inner little girls. I’ve been seeing lots of banners on scrapbook layouts and love them! While at my local scrapbook store, I spotted chipboard banners from Paper Accents in two sizes (labeled Pennants). This banner is the 6″ x 9″ size. The Shabby Princess kit Carousel with it’s vintage collage look was perfect for my Daughter’s banner.
Here’s close-ups of the individual parts, directions for this project to follow.
To start I scanned the banner and one of the chipboard alphas into the computer. In Photoshop I made a master layer mask a little larger than the actual banner to allow for mistakes. I decided all the banners would have the same top plaid pattern, which is labeled in my Photoshop file “Top section.” Duplicating the master layer mask and cutting it into three sections, I could now add and mix papers from the Carousel kit for each banner. Stitching from Giggle Box was added to the seams. Having the chipboard letter scanned helped in placing the musical instrument and the heart in Photoshop. All items were printed onto matte photo paper and cut out. Using a liquid glue I glued the panels onto the individual banner pieces and weighted each piece with a heavy book to make sure the corners stayed down.
The Alpha was sprayed with Glimmer Mist and glued to the banners. Additional bling, American Crafts chipboard and buttons were added to the banner.
To create the edges pre-made scalloped edges were glued to the back of the banners and trimmed. Using a generous amount of liquid glue and working half the edge at a time, glue than glitter the scalloped edges. I used a glitter that was large and chunky but safer than glass glitter for kids rooms. To finish punch holes and string a long ribbon through the pieces and the banner is ready to hang.
It was a lot of fun to work with my Daughter on this project, having her help choose the individual pieces and where the items should go. She LOVES her banner! I hope this inspires you to create a banner for your special princess. :)