Creating a little sunshine with Offray Ribbon

offray ribbon sunshine art panel

This month, the Designer Crafts Connection is having fun with ribbon in a craft challenge sponsored by Offray Ribbon. We were each sent a selection of colors and styles - I received satins and sheers in lemon yellow, white and lime green.

I pinned strips of ribbons vertically across a 12" Smoothfoam Scrapbook Mount sheet, then wove more ribbons in horizontally, all wrapped around to the back and secured with straight pins. The mandala is fabric that I sun-printed with a blended acrylic ink wash, using a zinnia-inspired stencil.

The sun's shadow is a piece of sheer non-woven polyester, tinted with yellow acrylic ink and outlined with a marker. I printed the quote on to inkjet fabric and frayed the edges a bit. Everything on top is pinned into the Smoothfoam with short appliqué pins.

Have a sunshine day!