Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Prayer Flag Swap with Lenna Andrews

I just finished my first ever mixed media prayer flags and boy was that fun!

The lovely Lenna Andrews is hosting another one of her fabulous international art swaps and this time it's prayer flags. If it sounds like something you would like to try click here for more information.

Here are my offerings....

 "Keep the Faith" 


"Just For You...Love...Joy"

The how tos:
The main focus of all three pieces are copies of art journal pages I created for my "Your Living Canvas" workshop printed on Claudine Hellmuth sticky-back canvas. I then backed each piece in a cool tie-dye peace sign cotton fabric and brought the fabric around the front for a rolled edge hem. Then using Stickles, water color crayons, Gelatos, paint pens, Scalet Lime pens, stamps, and machine stitching I embellished each flag. After everything was good and dry I sprayed them with fixative to keep everything protected. For a last bit of bling I added eyelets and strung specialty fibers with bells on each side.


  1. marnie, I think all your flags are beautiful!!! I am so happy you participated and even finished early, what a treat for me! Also, what a great idea to copy your journal pages onto the sticky back canvas. Wow!!! I look forward to seeing them in person and sharing them on the swaps blog.
    : ) lenna

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Tina! I realize now I should have taken the photos on a neutral background which would have been better for the colors in the flags. Are you playing in the swap?

  3. So lovely! I enjoyed the fact that you used so many different watercolor media. And sparkly yarn for the flags produces a really nice effect. I can imagine in the breeze they look like (firework) sparklers.

    Aren't gelatos great? I just love the vibrant pigment colors they produce.