Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Chalkboard Banner - Details #3


My apologies for the delay in getting the final letters of my Chalkboard Christmas Banner posted.  Things are pretty hectic in my life at the moment and I got behind schedule.  First let me correct an error in my prior two posts.  The chipboard letters I used from Hobby Lobby were 2 inches tall not 2 1/2 inches as previously reported.  My apologies to anyone who was frustrated looking for the 2 1/2 inch letters.
There's really not a lot of details I can share here that haven't already been shared in the first two posts, but I did want to give you individual photos of each flag.  Thumbnail links are below to take you to each product that we sell at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

This one uses the Nordic stencil.  Glacier White craft ink and a Mini Ink Blending Tool were used to stencil it on the Swallowtail Chalkboard Banner, which we also sell at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.   It was a new release this holiday season and became a favorite of mine.  The deer die is an oldie but goodie Tim Holtz Bigz die - Reindeer Flight.  I used a snippet of Pine Twine and one of the silver bells from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  The bell was altered with Red Pepper alcohol ink.  As stated in the earlier posts, I painted the chipboard letters with one coat of Picket Fence distress paint, but wish I had used two or three coats or even better, white gesso because it is a brighter white.  The letters have more of a gray tone on this banner which I am not happy with.  Once they were dry, I gave them a heavy coat of Glossy Accents and applied chunky white glitter that I purchased years ago at JoAnn Fabrics.
Next up, I used the Festive Gent Bigz die.  He's another favorite of mine that I always want to use at least once a season.  For my pop of red on this flag, I took a water color brush and colored his scarf and the bow on the wreath with Festive Berries distress said.  The stencil used here is Snowflakes.
The stencil used on this flag was Holiday Script and the trees are from the Woodlands Thinlits die set.  They are so delicate that I used the smallest pearls in the Kaisercraft Snow Pearls pack, colored red with a Copic alcohol ink marker, but you could use a paintbrush and the Red Pepper alcohol ink on them too.
And finally, the last banner uses the Concerto stencil and the Holiday Lamppost Bigz die.  I colored the holly leaves with a little Mowed Grass, edged with Vintage Photo and colored the tiny rhinestones with a red Copic marker.  They were strung together with Idea-ology Red Jute Christmastime twine.  The banner comes with regular jute twine, but because I was going for a pop of red with each flag, I chose to use the red and white twine.

That's it. Thank you for visiting!  I hope you have enjoyed reading about my Chalkboard banner that I did for a Holiday Home decor project over at Frilly and Funkie.








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1 comment:

April CraftKnifeChronicles said...

I really love this banner! The touches of red bring it to life. What a fun way to use all the holiday dies. I don't know how you find time to do all that you do, but thanks for finding the time - your ideas are always inspiring! Merry Christmas!

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