Friday, April 20, 2012

DIY: Painted Canvas Party Banner

 I love working with canvas....It is easy on the wallet and you can make so many different things with it.  This party banner we designed for Plaid for Earth Day but it can be customized to any event.  We made a picnic cloth from a drop cloth, a stenciled charger, a stitched napkin, handmade floor pillows and of course the party banner.


1/2 Yard cotton duck fabric
 Plaid Craft Stencils - Value Packs - Foliage/Leaf
 FolkArt Shiny Acrylic Paint - Sugar Plum 
 Stencil paintbrush
Low tack painters paper
Medium flat paintbrush
 FolkArt Acrylic Colors - Jamaican Sea
 Apple Barrel Paint - Melted Chocolate
FolkArt Acrylic Colors - Pumpkin
FolkArt Shiny Acrylic Paint - Calypso Sky
FolkArt Acrylic Colors - Patina
Gem glue
Hand sewing needle and thread
Sewing machine
2 yards Pompom trim

 Cut the fabric into three pennant flag triangle shapes. 

Stencil a bird in a random spot. Position the bird stencil in your desired spot. Tape the stencil in position, load the stencil paintbrush with sugar plum paint, tap off the excess paint. Working directly above the stencil, tap the brush over the bird design. Lift the stencil to reveal the design. Wash stencil and reuse.

 Using low tack tape, tape off the edge of each triangle.

  Paint the edges with Jamaican sea paint.

 Lookie....nice clean edge.

 Using tape, tape off a stripe design on each triangle. Make some thick and some thin. Be sure to cover a space where the bird stencil is. Using a medium paintbrush, paint the stripe design with the pumpkin, calypso sky, melted chocolate, and sugar plum paint. Allow to dry.

 Once dry, remove the tape.

 Hand sew buttons to the design.

 Use gem glue to attach rhinestones.

Sew the tops of the pennant flags to the center of the pompom trim. 
All stitched ready to hang!

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