Here it is August already and summer is coming to a close. I wanted to do one last “summery” project. And what better to do this with than the amazing paints and sprays by Art Anthology!
I took a piece of burlap ribbon and trimmed off the edging. I frayed the clipped edges both along the top and bottom and on both ends.
I used Beacon’s fabric stiffener and shaped it in waves. I used a heat gun to accelerate the drying.
Next, I used 3 5 1/8 x 10 1/2 Giant Tags by Ranger Ink and sprayed them with Colorations Lark. Because the spray goes on smoothly, I had to deliberately splotch large spots of the color. I dabbed these with a paper towel.
I placed the formed burlap ribbon across the bottom of the 3 tags and sprayed with Colorations in Guacamole. I over sprayed in several areas of the exposed tag and moved these pools of color with my heat gun to create more of a water color effect.
I removed the burlap ribbon saving it for later.
Using Sorbet in Mint Julip and a broad paint brush, I layered paint onto the edges of the tags leaving the inside edges untouched. I also painted the edges of the burlap ribbon.
After I adhered the 3 tags to each other, I printed the Umbrella Girl digital images from Gecko Galz onto adhesive backed canvas paper and used soft colored pencils to enhance the color. I added these to the tags.
I used ribbon I had previously dyed with 2 parts water to 1 part Colorations spray in Grass to the top and arranged the letters upon the ribbon. Last, I used the colored burlap to form corners for the outside tags.
I hope you enjoy my Down by the Sea as much as I enjoyed creating it. These are amazing products and I love using them all.
Colorations in Lark, Grass and Guacamole
Sorbet in Mint Julip
Umbrella Girls digital images
narrow silk ribbon
Storytellers letters GardenGala