Saturday, May 26, 2007

Banner Day

I have been busy the last two days creating this banner (thanks to Pam Garrison for the inspiration!) to go with the exhibit I am doing next week. I thought it would be alot nicer than just a plain old sign and more representative of the kind of work I like to do.

It was fun pulling out all the scraps of vintage ephemera I have saved and just randomly slap stuff down. (I love the wonky, folky look.) I did a bit of quick sewing on each triangle just to add another dimension to it and then it was on to the lettering.

Last week I bought some of this sparkly aqua peel and stick stuff. It caught my eye because it reminded me of the purple sparkly banana seat I had on my bike when I was a kid. It was perfect for my banner-the colours match with the blue on my website and it's way less messy and time consuming than creating each letter from glass glitter. Of course I had to create the letter templates, but it was worth it! I added some ribbon and some embellishments (I am a less is more kinda girl.) et voila! I have a Tattered Edge banner! I can't wait to see what it looks like in the exhibit.

That was such a fun and relaxing little project. If you are looking for something to do that doesn't require alot of planning, try making one for yourself. It's a great way to just create freely. Do like I did-put on your favourite CD, make yourself a cup of tea and allow yourself to just play...and if you do, show me what you made-I would love to see!


kathywas said...

Now why didn't I think of that? I've seen people make these banners for using in their art studio, but I LOVE the idea of showcasing it in your exhibit instead of one of those cheap, plastic purchased banners. This definitely is a good representation of your art!

Sweet Petunia said...

I love your banner! I have been trying to clean my studio too. I have so many little bits and pieces.