Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Bunting flag 3

This one was everyone's favourite, including my mum:

And it's easy! Hooray.

Okay so the base card is black plain cardstock cut to size. We then cut a piece of acetate, just slightly smaller than the flag, and a piece of plain White cardstock, the same size as the acetate.

Using a wonderful Tim Holtz stamp, we stamped on the acetate with Sfax on, as this dries quickly and permanent.

Turn the acetate over and use liberal dollops of the Eco acrylic paint. You can be specific where you place your colours, or you can just go for it and slap them on. Just make sure you don't apply the paint to thin a layer, as it is going to act as an adhesive as well so you need substantial quantities.

Before the paint dries turn the acetate over and place on top of the plain White card, squidge it down and it will stick to the card. We worked on kitchen paper to absorb the excess paint which will work from the sides of the flag. It's great to see how the colours merge, and you will get a different effect each time.

Using strong double sided tape, stick the flag onto the black flag.

The edge is again done using the spellbinders die, this time we have cut it from a black glitter card. Round off the edges and take a small element from the strip to complete the bottom of the trim:

To finish the flag add the ribbon in the corners (punch through all layers with a crop a dile), then using enamel accents put little dots of paint up both sides of the flag.

We're almost there!!

1 comment:

Soo said...

My poor craft room (or as it is generally known - kitchen/dining room) is no sooner tidied up from yesterday's playing with embossing powders and folders than you've inspired me to get out some acetate and acrylic paints! Hurrah!