Hi, I'm Candy Spiegel and I am so excited to be a guest designer for Linnie Blooms Designs this month!
I created a Christmas banner and started with primative stars. They began as a blank slate, like this ...I wanted to try some airbrushing techniques with the Copic Airbrushing System. Since that technique uses air to apply color, your pieces will fly all over the place. To hold them in place I used Removable Glue Dots to hold them to a scrap sheet of paper while I applied the color.
I used Y18 for the stars.
Next came theCanvas Evergreens. I used Washi Tape to mask off the trunks while I sprayed the tops of the trees.
Then I covered the trees and used E44 to color the trunks.stockings, I taped off the top portion and then used R46 to color the base. Red is not a nice color. It does not play well with others and it goes everywhere. I learned I should have taped off the entire top of the stocking, not just a few strips!
Once the flock dried, I sewed some gold twine to the stockings and then added a little bow. I also used the Tiny Attacher to make little staple "x's" on the tops. I used Stickles to add garland to the trees and then Robin's Nest Dew Drops for Ornaments. Here are my completed pieces ...
The jump ring can easily pull out of the fabric on the trees. To prevent that from happening, I applied a bit of Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive to the back of the tree with my finger to prevent any fraying and make it strong enough to hold the jump rings on the delicate branches.
And here is the finished banner ... I hope you like it and I hope it inspires you to create a banner of your own!