Jules here. School starts here in Florida in just a couple of weeks. I know my daughter, who is a first grade teacher, is already hard at work setting up her classroom so I thought I would make a Welcome sign for her little students.
I started with 5×7 sheets of canvas paper. I cut these into 7 banner shapes and edged them with my pinking shears. I alternated three colors of the wonderous Art Anthology paints: Velvet in Fiji, Sorbet in Vegas Gold and Velvet in Limeaid.
For the first banner, I painted on the Fiji and then lifted bits of the paint with a textured paper towel. This gave the piece a soft muted background.
I pressed the lid to the Vegas Gold into a pool of the paint and used it to stamp circles on the background piece once it had dried. Because I already had pools of the Fiji and the Vegas Gold on my craft mat, I painted two more banner pieces using different background painting techniques and “stamps” but retaining the same colors and shapes.
I did two more banner pieces with the Vegas Gold and stamped with the Limeaid.
For my last two banner pieces, I painted the backgrounds with Limeaid and stamped with Fiji.
I used a textured sponge to apply the paint in this last piece and loved the look.
I edged each piece with the stamp color, added the flowers and letters and mounted the pieces overlapping on backed black card stock.
I hope my daughter enjoys her Welcome banner as much as I enjoyed playing with the wonderful Art Anthology products.
Art Anthology: Velvet in Limeaid and Fiji and Sorbet in Vegas Gold
Beacon 3 in 1 adhesive
American Craft letters
Stamps: wine glass, pencil sharpener, lid from Art Anthology paint, small plastic cup, stamp pad containers.