Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Dream Banner

Hello everyone.  Barbara here again with my second project as Gina's Designs guest designer for June.  I have to admit, I am a chipboard freak, and Gina's laser cut chipboard fits the bill perfectly.  They have so many beautiful shapes to choose from, making it so easy to create some fun and beautiful projects. 
I decided to make a banner with this fabulous Dream Banner kit from Gina's Designs.
Lay out your dovetail banner shapes onto the printed paper, right side up, and trace around each shape.  Cut out and adhere paper to the banner.  Edge each piece with white gesso, and dab some gesso onto the front with a paper towel for a shabby look.
Edge each scalloped banner with white gesso and let dry.  Paint over the gessoed edges with Coral Blush Acrylic Paint, then Rustic Rose Silks Acrylic Glaze.  When dry, add Honey Amber and Nutmeg Silks Acrylic Glaze over that and wipe away excess with damp paper towel or baby wipe.  This will give it a very warm, vintage feel.
Paint each of the miniature shapes with Forest Green Silks.  Set aside to dry.
 Coat each letter (D R E A M) with white gesso, let dry before embossing with Polka Dots embossing folder.  Paint the letters with the same colors as used on the the scalloped banners.  When dry, use your finger to apply the Gold metallic rub-on to the high spots on each letter.  Distress the edges of the letters and the scalloped banners with Black Soot distress ink.
Add strips of ivory lace to the bottom of each scalloped banner.  Adhere dovetail banner to scalloped banner with foam tape.
Distress each doily with Dried Marigold distress ink and a blending tool.  Adhere doilies to each of the banners, as shown.  I had to cut one large doily down so it would fit onto my banner.  Save the outer doily piece for another project.
 Glue one wooden bead to the back of each banner.  Cut a piece of the gold cord to approximately 24", thread through the wooden beads, adding a decorative button between each banner and on each end of the cord.  
 Adhere flowers to banner in a pleasing arrangement.
Add a wash of Rustic Rose Silks with lots of water to a piece of cheesecloth, let dry.  Cut into tiny pieces and add to banner beneath the flowers.  
Here are closeups of each banner, complete with embellishments.  I also added metal corners on each banner, as shown.
 Thanks for stopping by.  A complete tutorial for this project can be found on my blog at Black Hole Art Studio.  

Have a wonderful week!

Gina's Designs supplies used:
Dream Dovetail Banner
(a special order -  this may be ordered with ANY word or name!)

Other supplies used:
BoBunny The Avenues paper collection
White Gesso (Liquitex)
Polka Dots embossing folder (Sizzix)
Coral Blush Acrylic Paint (Americana)
ColourArte Silks Acrylic Glaze:  Honey Amber, Rustic Rose, Nutmeg, Forest Green
Mini Metallic Rubons Color Kit #1 (Gold) (Craft-T Products)
Black Soot, Dried Marigold distress ink (Tim Holtz)
Gold peel-off stickers (thin lines) (Flower Soft)
Ivory Lace, Metal corners 
Wooden Beads
Beacon Quick Grip Glue
Gold Round Cord


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Amy. It really was a fun project to make, and I have it hanging on my door to remind me that dreams can come true! :)

  2. Dreamy! :P
    I really love this. I was unfamiliar with these products - and a few of these diecuts are definitely must-haves in the stash - the coret, the shoe, the two dress forms, and tte ladies in hats silhouettes - charming!
    Also love the way you used the doilies as mats!

    1. Thanks, Tristan. You always say the sweetest things. But yes, Gina's chipboard is absolutely in the must-have category! LOL

  3. Barbara, so very, very pretty! I have to go to this store and check out the chippies - I've seen a few people using them now and it seems as if there is a large selection from which to choose.

    1. Yes, indeed, Kathy. There is a huge selection, and I cannot begin to tell you how much fun it is using them.

  4. Replies
    1. Thank you, Jackie. It was a lot of fun decorating the banners.


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