Canvas Banner Love

Shelley Haganman

I love banners and I really love the new release from CHA 2010...the canvas triangle banners! Together with some gorgeous Maya Mist and some have an adorable banner! This one is for a little boy who will turn 2 this year! Here is how I did it!

Supplies you will need:

CN1296-Canvas Triangle banner album

MST-Sunflower Yellow Maya Mist

C1191- Mixed Scallop Triangle banner album

CCT1359-Wave white Maya Road trim

ALPHA009- Philadelphia chipboard letters

small clothes pins (Michaels), fabric, adhesive, Heat-n-bond strips, DMC floss, pencil

First take your canvas triangle and place a piece of heavy cardstock and over it. Cut a triangle several sizes smaller that the canvas. This will act as your "mask" when you use your Maya Mist on your canvas. In a cardboard box place your canvas triangle with your paper "mask" on top and spray project with the Maya Mist. The result is color on the edges of the canvas with a non-colored center! While you are at it...mist your clothes pins with Maya Mist as well!!

Now it's time to add a little fabric to your banners. For this I used Heat-n-bond strips. It's a great no-sew technique. All you need is a iron. First I cut a piece of fabric the width of the top of the canvas banner, cut a strip of Heat-n-Bond, and ironed it to the canvas. Next, trim and apply the same method to the back of the banner, and trim again! Add some trim to the banner from the back of the canvas. I also used two pieces of chipboard triangles and completely covered them with fabric for the end pieces.

Using the Philadelphia chipboard letters I traced around them on the canvas with a pencil and then handstitched them with DMC floss. Next, I took a piece of the same trim that I used earlier and clipped my triangles onto the trim. I like this idea as it allows you to create other banners and switch them out. Now aren't those misted clothes pins adorable!!!

Happy banner creating!!!! Shelley Haganman

Categories: Home Decorating
Tags: canvas, cardstock, chipboard, home-decor, mists, stitching, trims