Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Dream Banner with Gina's Designs

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 paper, right side up, and trace around each shape.

Cut out and adhere to the banner.
Edge each piece with white gesso, and dab some gesso onto the front with a paper towel for a shabby chic 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 over that and wipe away excess with damp paper towel or baby wipe.  This will give it a very warm, vintage feel.  The color is actually a bit more peach than orange, as the photo is showing.  But see how much warmer the banner on the right is?
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 the same way as 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.
Adhere the thin gold line stickers around the edges of the banner, as shown.
Add strips of ivory lace to the bottom of each scalloped banner.
Adhere dovetail banner to scalloped banner with foam tape.

I had to cut one large doily down so it would fit onto my banner.
Save that outer piece for another project.
Distress each doily with Dried Marigold distress ink and a blending tool.  Adhere doilies to each of the banners, as shown.  (See finished photos below).
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; adjust the banners on the cord.
Paint a strip of cheesecloth with a wash of water and Rustic Rose Silks Acrylic Glaze, let dry.
Pinch paper hydrangeas and staple or glue together to make these pretty little flowers, adhere to banner in a pleasing arrangement, adding small pieces of the cheesecloth beneath the flowers.
And here are some closeups of each individual banner after embellishments have been added.

Gina's Designs supplies used:

Dream Dovetail Banner
Dressforms 2 Miniature Shape Set
Miniatures Shape Set - Ladies Choice
Cardstock Doily Set Intricates

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 (Hobby Lobby)

I hope you enjoyed my banner project today.  And if you love chipboard, be sure to visit Gina's Designs for many choices in high quality, laser cut chipboard.  Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful, creative week!



  1. This is wonderful. You've come a long way Barbara. TFS

  2. Love what you did to make this. Looks Fabulous!

  3. Barb! I love this banner and the techniques you used- I am bookmarking for future reference! xo

  4. Thank you for sharing your techniques and work! I love it! Participating in scavenger hunt so leaving here a comment...hopefully on the right post, or doesn't it matter where I comment?