These gratitude flags are becoming quite addictive!
I first wrote about them in this post: Cultivating a New Attitude with Gratitude Flags and I find that I can’t stop myself from making them. Not that I want to stop mind you. It’s a fabulous creative meditation and a way to remind myself of how much I have to be thankful for.
I wrote At the Shore on Sunday when I shared a bit about our trip to Disney World and how I “gently insisted” that we go out of our way on the way back home just to feel and smell the ocean breezes.
Do you love the ocean too? I don’t know why but a little time staring out into the ocean, feeling and smelling the breeze and listening to all of that power puts me in a place of deep peace and calm.
Does it have that affect on you too?
If you’d like to make a gratitude flag about the ocean …
Here is what I used:
- Jacquard Stabilized Fabric cut to 5″ x 7″
- Dye-Na-Flow in 801 Sunflower
- Jacquard Textile Color 103 Orange, 114 Turquoise
- Lumiere 3-D 209 Poppy, 218 Turquoise
- Denim background fabric cut to 7″ x 9″
- fabric trims
Spritz the stabilized fabric with water and then paint the stripes on with Sun Flower Dye-Na-Flow. The wet fabric will cause the Dye-Na-Flow to “feather” out leaving irregular stripes. I thought they either looked like sun rays or a beach umbrella. Either one works.
Let dry and then iron flat. Tape off a border with masking tape.
Color in the sun and waves and let dry. Just use your paint brush and the textile color and don’t over think it.
Embellish the sun and waves with Lumiere 3D paint as shown.
Sew the background onto denim fabric and then add the embellishments.
Now all you need to do is fold over the top and clip the flag to a line with clothes pins.
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