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Watercolor Hanging Pennant

By: Suzanne Cook

At a Glance:

Project #14945 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

supplies

Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Watercolor Craft Paint - Blue Calico

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Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Watercolor Craft Paint - Snow Pea

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Martha Stewart Crafts ® Watercolor Brush Set - 5pc

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Martha Stewart Crafts ® Leaves Adhesive Stencils

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Martha Stewart Crafts ® Monogram Serif Alphabet Stencil Set 48pc

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Martha Stewart Crafts ® Transfer Paper

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Martha Stewart Crafts ® Stencil Tape

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instructions

Other Supplies

  • 12” x 18” Watercolor pad
  • ½” x 36” Dowel rod
  • ⅛” White ribbon
  • 11” x 14” Tracing paper
  • Scissors
  • Paint palette
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Water basin, Paper towels
  • Sewing machine

Instructions

  1. Lightly sketch a center point at the bottom of a piece of watercolor paper. Measure up 6” and make a mark. Draw a line from this point to either bottom corner.
  2. Cut along the lines to create a pennant shape to the paper.
  3. On a piece of tracing paper plan out your design. Lightly sketch a 9” diameter circle as a guide for your foliage stencil. Trace around the leaf and butterfly stencil designs to create your arrangement around the circle.
  4. Draw a baseline for the names and trace around the stencil letters and to easily determine spacing.
  5. Draw a cursive ampersand in between the names.
  6. When you have the design penciled in as you desire, tape the tracing paper at the top only onto the pennant. This way you can lift the design out of the way as you stencil.
  7. Using the tracing paper as a guide, adhere each piece of foliage and watercolor in Snow Pea using the watercolor brushes. Let dry slightly and remove the stencil and reuse.
  8. Move around the circle stenciling opposite sides of your design. This can allow areas to dry before applying the stencil over an already painted area.
  9. Lay a small piece of transfer paper underneath the hand drawn ampersand. Transfer to the watercolor paper. Remove papers and watercolor in pale Blue Calico.
  10. Using the tracing paper as a guide, lay each stencil letter down and trace the inside of the letter very lightly on the watercolor paper. Watercolor each letter in Blue Calico. Let dry.
  11. Remove the tracing paper. Let entire design dry well.
  12. Apply a light water wash of Blue Calico leaving some areas unpainted. Let dry
  13. Cut a 3” strip if watercolor paper the width of the banner. Align top long edge of the strip with the backside top of the pennant. Stitch across the top and the bottom of the papers leaveing a ¼” seam allowance.
  14. Cut the dowel to 14” long. Slide through the two papers.
  15. Cut a 20” length of white ribbon and tie to either end of the dowel.
  16. Ready to hang.

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