I’m not sure when I came up with the idea to make painted hankie banners in my art class at The Mansion. I’ve been thinking about it for a while. And trying to figure out the best way to make it happen.
Today I did a test run and I think it can work. I have an art class at The Mansions tomorrow. Jon and Zinnia are going to join me.
On Sunday I went though my bin of Vintage Hankies and pulled out 5o of the smallest ones. Then I washed and ironed them.
Each person in my class will get a stack of five hankies. I’ll put a piece of paper between them, because the paint will bleed through. This way it will bleed onto the paper and not onto the drop cloth I bring for the table, which would then stain the next hankie they paint. (I’m thinking we can do something with the painted paper too, but I’m not sure what yet)
I mixed up some paint to just the right consistency so it’s not too thick and not too thin. I’ll kept the designs simple, although everyone can of course do what ever designs they choose. It’s just good to have an example to show people so they will have an idea of what can be done.
Once the hankies were dry, I threaded a piece of yarn though them tying knots to keep them separated. It might be a little complicated for some of the people in my class to do this so I’ll do it for anyone who can’t.
When the are done each person who makes one will be able to hang the banner in the window of their room or in the windows through out The Mansion.