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November 13, 2009

My First Tutorial (also titled sknath evig)

So, I have been working on this project for a few days and I am very excited to share it all with you.  It’s a burlap thanksgiving banner and this is how I did it:

Here’s what I started with.  Burlap, twine and a cool font from www.1001fonts.com (super awesome, check it out, it has a ton of free fonts).IMG_3433

The first thing I did was decide what I wanted to say and type out the letters.  I added a triangle around each printed letter to make sure my letters would fit the pieces of my banner.  Then I cut out each letter (this is where I spent hours wishing I had one of those crickit machines)IMG_3440

Next I made a triangle pattern on cardstock, traced it onto my burlap and cut them all out.IMG_3443

Now, take the cut out letters, lie them on the burlap and trace around them.  I used brown sharpie so that if it showed a little at the end it wouldn’t be a big deal (it was a little hard to see when I got to the painting though, next time I might just use black).IMG_3454IMG_3457

Next I used black acrylic paint to fill in each letter.  I was really happy with how it came out.IMG_3464 IMG_3463

After the paint dried I flipped each piece over and glued it to my twineIMG_3471

Then I stopped to admire my finished productIMG_3472

And learned a valuable lesson.  I have a new important phrase

Think it through

Before you glue

I thought about not posting this.  I also thought about fixing it first and then posting like nothing happened.  However, I decided to show it for what it is, in all its glory.  I may fix it, I may not, I haven’t decided yet.  It’s a memory :-)         

3 comments:

Jessica said...

Leave it! It's so funny, what good entertainment each year as you hang it up ;) Fun project though!

Jen said...

Love it! I was cracking up reading this and all the kids came to see what I was laughing at!

Kari Watson said...

This makes me laugh! I can SO relate and I'm so glad you posted the pre-fixed version. What a funny memory.