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Boho Peace Sign Door Hanger

Americana® Acrylics

Boho Peace Sign Door Hanger
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Boho Peace Sign Door Hanger

designed by Crimson Duvall

Make a boho-inspired door or wall hanger using Americana® Acrylics and SoSoft® Fabric Paints.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Bahama Blue (DA255)
  • Cactus Flower (DA384)
  • Cobblestone (DA390)
  • Moody Blue (DA389)
  • Santa Red (DA170)
  • Snow (Titanium) White (DAO1)

SoSoft® Fabric Paint

  • Bright Coral (DSS110)
  • Indian Turquoise (DSS79)
  • Red Pepper (DSS88)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • stylus or pencil
  • sandpaper
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun (with clear glue sticks)
  • small round brush
  • 3/4" oval brush
  • tracing & transfer paper
  • scissors or box cutter
  • bowl
  • branch (small)
  • watercolor paper (4 pieces)
  • 12" embroidery hoop
  • 1 yard of white cotton fabric (mine had a white paisley print)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: The white cotton fabric I chose had a white paisley design. It added some visual variation.

  1. Gather the materials.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Measure and cut the branch to fit in the embroidery hoop (one longer branch vertically and two smaller pieces for the peace sign). Sand any rough surfaces.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Affix the three pieces of branch inside the embroidery hoop with hot glue. (See photo.) Allow to cool.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Paint the entire surface with Cobblestone. Allow to dry.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Dry-brush Snow White onto the sign until almost completely white, leaving some areas exposed.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Cut the fabric in half. Wet both pieces of fabric and squeeze out the water.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Lay out the first piece of fabric like folding a paper fan.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Mix Bright Coral with water in a bowl. (The more paint mixed in the more intense the color.) Roll up the folded fabric and dip the edge into the watered paint. Using Red Pepper and water, mix another bowl and dip the other edge.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Wring out the fabric, spread, and hang to dry.
    Step 8 Example
  10. With the second piece of fabric, twist and dip into a pre-mixed bowl of Indian Turquoise and water. Wring out.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Open the fabric and add more paint with a paintbrush. Wring out again to get a tie-dye effect. Hang to dry.
    Step 10 Example
  12. When the fabric is completely dry, snip end of fabric with scissors every 1" to 2". Tear into strips.
    Step 11 Example
  13. You will have a variety of colors and sizes.
    Step 12 Example
  14. Loop tie the fabric strips onto the bottom of the embroidery hoop, alternating colors.
    Step 13 Example
  15. You can make it as thick or thin as you like.
    Step 14 Example
  16. Trace the provided poppy pattern or free-hand the shapes onto watercolor paper. Fill in the shape with water and then add Santa Red to the wet surface.
    Step 15 Example
  17. Continue to do this adding Cactus Flower and Bahama Blue. Allow to dry.
    Step 16 Example
  18. Using the same technique, use Bahama Blue and Moody Blue mixed with Santa Red for the forget-me-not shapes. Add Cactus Flower to the top pieces and Bahama Blue for the leaf shapes. Allow to dry.
    Step 17 Example
  19. Paint on Cactus Flower and Santa Red for the centers of the daisies and a light wash of Bahama Blue to the edges of each flower. Allow to dry.
    Step 18 Example
  20. Before painting the butterfly shapes, cut down center line that is labeled "CUT".
    Step 19 Example
  21. Fold on each line that is labeled "FOLD". Cut out the butterfly shapes and paint with Cactus Flower, Bahama Blue, Santa Red, and Moody Blue. Allow to dry.
    Step 20 Example
  22. Cut out all the shapes and lay together the pieces. Using hot glue, affix the adjoining pieces. Let cool.
    Step 21 Example
  23. When the glue is cooled, begin to gently the shapes and petals gently to give them a life-like appearance.
    Step 22 Example
  24. Decide the placement of the flowers and butterflies and hot glue them to the sides of the peace sign.
    Step 23 Example
  25. Hang inside for a year-round decoration or hang on an outside door to brighten your day.
    Step 24 Example