Tuesday, 24 July 2012

happy {birth}day banner and a free download

Don't you just wish that everyday could be a "happy day"?!

I created this banner a while ago to at one of the Creative Evening Events. It is currently hanging in the Creative Studio at the Toronto store and I have had a number or people ask me how I got the letters on the banner. 

I was able to add the letters to the canvas banners* using our iron on transfers.  I printed the iron on transfers on my home printer. I showed you how to use the iron on transfers here and here.

You can create the lettering on your computer using any font you would like - just size the font to fit the size of your banner. I am going to give you the letters that I created to spell "happy birthday" as a free download ...
You can download the art as you see it above from here if you want to reverse the art yourself before printing ...

or you can download the art already reversed here so that you just have to do is print as is on an iron on transfer sheet.


I was able to make the letters more three dimensional using a product called Glossy Accents which is made by Inkssentials*.

In the picture above on the left you can see that I applied the Glossy Accents product directly on top of the letter. It is quite thick, easy to appy and takes a l-o-n-g time to dry. Tip: Do not shake the bottle before or during use .. you don't want any air bubbles! If you want a shiney three dimensional letter that is all you have to do. If you want to add a little sparkle to your letter you can add glitter to the Glossy Accents before it dries. Tip: I pour my glitter into salt shakers to make adding the glitter easier.

To add some colour to my banner I added three different ribbons. I used a great two-sided fabric tape* to adhere the ribbons to the top of the banners.

* Note: All of these products are available in the Creative Studio at the Toronto store.


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