Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Create Banner by Guest Designer Pam Bray

has been a fun filled August. I have had a wonderful time as Gina's
August Guest Designer sharing with you some of my creations using Gina's
Lasercut Designs. I love to "Create" so of course I had to use this
fabulous Create Banner as my last project for the month.

 I began by running Create Banner pieces through my Xyron Creative Station, trimming off the excess Graphic 45 Ladies Diary paper and layering them together.

 I like to place my chipboard pieces where  I would like them to end up.

 and take photos of them so I can refer back...especially when I am using several different pieces.

 I used DecoArt Inc Media Gesso and covered all of the pieces, allow them to dry.

 Paint the leaves on the frames and feathery flourish using both DecoArt Media Yellow Green Light and Sap Green.

 Paint the birds with DecoArt Naphithol Red,, allow them to dry. Paint over with a wash of DecoArt Media Burnt Sienna. Dry.

 Do a wash of DecoArt Media Raw Sienna over all the pieces, dry.

 Make a mix of DecoArt Utra-Matte Varnish, 3 parts Quinacridone Orange and 1 part Paynes Grey. Apply to top of all pieces, dry.

apply DecoArt Inc Media Patina Green Antiquing Cream, allow it to dry.
Take a wet one or wet paper towel and whip off randomly to give that
antique look.

 Place each of the chipboard pieces on the banner. (Refer to the photos)

 Paper each of the letters with Graphic 45 Ladies Diary. Add to each banner.

 Add gears to the Clockwork Penny Farthing.

  I like adding pieces I have saved from other pieces...the birds came off the Birds on a Wire 1 die cut.

 Add a few rose buds to the banner. 

 Along with a small calendar to go along with Gina's Lasercut Designs Honeycomb & Bees Medium Set.

 Add the Bird in Ivy to one the banner along with the letter and a few more roses.

random metals to some of the banners along with a few of Graphic 45
Ladies Diary embellishments. Hang the banner using clothespins and jute
to finish your Create Banner.

want to say thank you to Gina for having me as her Guest Designer and
let you know I am so hooked on Gina's Lasercuts...if you haven't used
them...they are a must have for all your projects, so make sure to check
out the store HERE!!!

Make sure to follow Gina's Designs Lasercut BLOG for more inspiration!!!


Gina's Designs Supplies:


Other Supplies:

Inc Media: Gesso, Yellow Green Light, Sap Green, Naphithol Red Light,
Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Ultra Matte Varnish, Paynes Grey, Quincridone
Burnt Orange, Patina Green Antiquing Cream

Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Collection

Graphic 45 Botanicabella  Butterfly paper

Random Metal


Clothes Pins


Paper Calendar and numbers

 I hope I have inspired you with my Wednesday Guest Design projects which you can see at the following links...


  1. A ther fabulous project, Pam! You are so C-R-E-A-T-E -ive and I just know your banner will find the perfect place in your studio to continue inspiring you. So happy to have had the pleasure of your talents all month long. You are awesome!

    1. Thanks Barbara, love the Create Banner...think I will hang it over an antique window I have in my studio. It has been an amazing month here on Gina's...I just love all the fabulous lasercuts chipboard pieces.

  2. Wow! I love this banner! Love the old fashioned bike! What a wonderful project!

    1. Thanks Gloria...I agree the bike is such a fun lasercut to work with.

  3. Wow! I love this banner! Love the old fashioned bike! What a wonderful project!