Tina Aszmus: This is a super easy project I was able to put together in an afternoon. I paired the RSVP patterned papers with the Basic Grey floral Silhouette cut designs to create a welcoming HELLO wall hanging for my studio.
I started with a thick piece of cold press watercolor paper that measures 9 x 12.” I measured down the center to create the banner cut on the bottom. Then measured about a half inch at the top for the fold.
Cut your banner, and use a bone folder to create a crease for the fold.
I then took a wide paintbrush and wet the entire front side of the watercolor paper. Immediately dip your paintbrush in your selected watercolor and swipe across the paper creating an almost ombre effect.
Once it’s fairly dry, I like to stack a couple of heavy books on top to flatten the paper.
Now it’s time to start layering on our cut flowers. I used 3 different Silhouette cut designs and several different patterned papers from the RSVP 12 x 12″ collection pack and 6 x 6″ paper pack to give the flowers some variation in pattern and size.
I started at the bottom, filling in the area. I did this about a third way up the hanging. I adhered a few of the flowers with foam dots for dimension. I cut the Hello twice using a simple bold font and pasted the two together to create a drop shadow. I was inspired by a pin I saw on Pinterest for this simple and graphic layering effect.
Glue down the letters on a curve. Then glue down a few more dots from the flower cuts.
I also added a few elements from the mixed brads and chipboard set. I like the dimension it gives the piece.
To finish the wall hanging, I used a piece of twine and created a loop. Fold down the top flap over the twine and sew a straight line across. Voila! A cool and unique wall hanging for your home. This would even make a great gift for a friend!
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