|love month banner|
This banner/bunting (?), can anyone tell me the difference, is another
mixed media project I made, using only materials on hand.
The triangular pennant pieces are from cereal boxes which I'd started
painting last month. The colors, although not the traditional red and
pale pink, I thought would look nice in our dinning room.
|painted cereal box|
|Piled up pennants|
|Neon pink duct tape and Ken's grommets|
My father-in-law, Ken, never threw anything away, lucky me!
I keep his grommets, along with the doodads you use to set them,
in that cute (and labeled) box I made a while back.
The grommets and tape reinforce the holes and help keep
"always LOVE you", from falling apart.
|testing ink colors|
Because I thought the letters might pop more and blend
a bit with the colors on the pennants, tried several ink pads.
Which one would you have chosen?
Now that I look back at the un-altered lettered doilies, think
they popped pretty well as they were, but my preference was
|can you say eeuuw?!|
Despite my 1st thought of purple, something inside was
saying, oh go ahead give green a try, um, YUCKY!!!
|purple is much better, non?|
Once all 13 doilies were inked and glued to individual pennants,
then came deciding upon what to hang them with...
By trying several ribbons(above silver), strings and button
combinations, I found a favorite.
|pink button on a string|
I really liked the look of the pink button when it was
over the grommet, but didn't want to use or string
26 individual buttons, so I came up with plan C.
|finally settled on cream colored ribbon|
This picture isn't so great, think maybe I need
to cover my workbench with white paper.
Went with cream because I have lots of it AND
because the pennants are supposed to stand out, not
What do you think, did I make the right choice?
Perhaps, I could've simplified things by NOT purple
inking doilies, but I like it with the greens, pinks and
purples that were already on my cardboard pieces.
Best of all it is F-U-N!
|grommets before smashing|
|color edit I really like|
Wish I'd scanned this "box" art, into my computer,
as there are loads of fun color edits I could've tried.
Oh well, next time.
|photo edited grommet box ;)|
Tomorrow on "the mustard", altered mini mail boxes!
And other sweet ways to celebrate
love month (formerly known as February)!
Do you have any sweet crafting plans on your