VE Day Bunting

Making bunting for VE Day

Celebrating anything is fun. When you want to make your own bunting it is quick and easy and adds to the fun. Jane shows how she did it for the VE Day celebrations on Friday.

Drawing the design

To make my bunting I first draw a design on to watercolour paper 300gsm.

 

Bunting design hand drawn

Paint the bunting

I painted the design with acrylic paint, used flow enhancer to let down the paint to give a flatter finish. Trim round the two sides and the bottom but leave about 4” at the top to make a flap at the end.

 

 

painted bunting design

Creating the flags

I have then drawn 4 Union Jacks on to watercolour paper 300gsm.

 

 

drawn Union Jacks

Painting the flags

I hand painted each one in acrylics using a cadmium red and cerulean blue with a bit of Payne’s grey to darken slightly.

 

painted Union Jacks

Triming

Trim all down again at the sides and leave the top for a flap.

VE Day Bunting ready to attach

Finishing it off

So now score across the top of each piece and fold the top of each piece back, I then placed some white satin ribbon across the top under the flap and using double sided tape stick down.

All done!

VE bunting finished ready to hang

Gadsby’s sell all of the art & craft materials and supplies necessary for creating pieces of art like those created by Jane.

You have to supply the artistic talent and dedication to make the pieces you love. It is hard work, but it is amazing fun too.

Jane is a member of the Gadsby’s team. She has a wide knowledge of the arts & crafts products and materials sold by Gadsby’s both from the perspective of an advisor in the shop and, for many of the products, from personal use too.

Please note that this is not a service that Gadsbys offer to clients – just an example of the private work done by one of the highly skilled and knowledgable Gadsby’s team shown for your interest.

 

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