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.
8 thoughts on “Making Painted Vintage Hankie Window Banners At The Mansion”
Do you use fabric paint?
Yes, I do.
What a great idea! That banner is so pretty. I can’t wait to see how creative the folks at the Mansion will get with these. What kind of paint do you use?
It was a lot of fun Cheryl. I”ll post some pictures later. I used fabric paint. Thinking it won’t fade as easily.
I thought immediately of Prayer flags. Nice.
I guess that’s where the idea comes from Carolyn. We had fun making them today.
I’m sure everyone had fun making their banners! What a fun creative way to brighten up their rooms! The sun shining through them will be so pretty and they will provide color and light on those cloudy or gloomy days. Great project!
We did have fun Josie, and It will be nice to see them all strung together. 🙂