Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fabric Name Banners

About 7 years ago I started doing hand-painted name banners as gifts/commissions for children. I haven't done one in a few years, but I had this photograph of one of my favorites and thought it would be fun to share it with you.

The name "Aislinn" is Irish for "dream". I painted the word "dream" in white on the raw canvas, along with white sprinkles and spirals. I then brushed a yellow/orange watercolor-type wash over the background and got the white to kind of fade in and out to show that "dreamy" quality. Finally, the name was drawn and painted over everything else. I added some gold paint sparkles over all.

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