Hello everyone and thank you for stopping by today.  It’s Deb Riddell here and I have a St. Patrick’s Day banner to share with you created with Deco Foil Transfer Foils, Deco Foil Transfer Gel and the new Deco Foil Stencils.

Deco Foil a Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Banner

Therm O Web Supplies Used:

Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets • Jade
Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets • Spring Green
Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets • Emerald Watercolor
Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets • Lime (Satin)
Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets • Green
Deco Foil™ White Foam Adhesive
Deco Foil™ Transfer Gel
Deco Foil™ Modern Links Stencil 
Deco Foil™ Abstract Circles Stencil 
iCraft Mixed Media Sheets • Heavy Weight
iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive 2.1 fl oz
Fabric Fuse Liquid Adhesive

Other supplies:

4″ Alphabet Stencils
Gold acrylic paint
White seam binding
Distress Stain; Alcohol Ink; Stickles Glitter Glue – Ranger Ink
Heart die – Simon Says Stamp
Tag Press and Rings – Advantus
Assorted vintage images – The Graphics Fairy and Magic Moonlight Studio
Cardstock


Deco Foil a Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Banner Instructions:

Select multiple colors of green Deco Foils; Jade, Lime, Emerald Watercolor, Spring Green and Green were used for this project.

Cover Deco Foil Foam Adhesive with all five shade of green Deco Foil.  Remove the adhesive backing from each piece of foiled foam adhesive and adhere it to a piece of cardstock to stabilize the foiled foam.  Die cut or trace letters to write the word ‘lucky’, simple 4″ paper stencils from the dollar store were used here and the traced letters then cut out by hand.

Cut lengths of Heavyweight Mixed Media Sheets wide enough to fit your foiled letters (these strips were cut to 3″ x 7 1/2″) and paint with gold acrylic paint.  Cut a small ‘v’ from the bottom of each painted strip to make a banner shape once the paint has dried.

Stencil the banners with Deco Foil Transfer Gel through the new Abstract Circles and Modern Links Deco Foil Stencils, alternating the stencils for all 5 banners and set aside to dry until clear.

The Deco Foil Transfer Gel dries to a glossy clear finish and adds texture and interest to your backgrounds even without foiling, you can use it as an alternative to clear glossy texture pastes on your projects.

Cut a length of white seam binding of sufficient length to attach all of your banners (this piece was cut to about 30″) and color the seam binding with green stain (this is Bundled Sage Distress Stain).

Attach the stenciled banners to the colored seam binding with Fabric Fuse Liquid Adhesive, alternating the stenciled patterns and leaving about 1/2″ between each of the banners.

Die cut 3 hearts from each color of foiled foam that you have left over after cutting out your ‘lucky’ letters to make shamrocks (this heart die is about 1/2″ wide).

Adhere the shamrocks to each of the banners with iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive.  You can keep the colors of foil the same on each banner (the shamrocks and the foiled letters) or mix them up as I have done.

Adhere the foiled letters to each of the banners with iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive.

Print out five vintage Irish lass images onto paper (these images are courtesy of The Graphics Fairy and Magic Moonlight Studio) and punch them out with a 1″ hole punch.  Colour 1″ tag rings with some green shades of alcohol ink and use the tag press to make the embellishments.

Adhere the Irish lass tags onto the top of each banner with iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive.

Add a line of green Stickles Glitter glue along the top and bottom of each banner.

And with that your Lucky St. Patrick’s Day banner is done!  Here are a few close-ups of the finished banner.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing how this project came together and that if you make your own banner for St. Patrick’s Day that it will bring you and yours luck, happy creating everyone!

Deb xo

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