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Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.

Quoth the Raven Banner

A dark reflection of lost love, death and lost hope, Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” is the inspiration for this clever banner. The colors and design embody the essence of the mournful, worldly famous poem. Fabric dyes, paints and markers are all you need, nevermore.

 Print

Instructions:

1. Cover work surface with disposable plastic table cover.

2. Cut burlap fabric approximately 17” x 27”. Dampen and lay out smooth on protected work surface.

3. Mix Purple dye as directed.  Pour some into disposable plastic container and add some water to dilute the color.

4. Use sponge to dab color randomly on fabric, leaving some areas with natural color of fabric.

5. As dyed fabric begins to dry, pinch up areas of burlap and crease and continue to let dry.

6. Let dye set for approximately 4-5 hours. Thoroughly rinse out until water runs clear. Dry and press if necessary.

7. Trace Edgar Allan Poe pattern on freezer paper. Carefully cut out using craft knife to create your stencil.

8. Position stencil on dyed burlap allowing approximately 2” extra fabric on top for dowel. Press in place using iron. Position eye and iron on. 

9. Use sponge to pounce Ebony into silhouette. Let dry and remove stencil.

10. Paint dowel with Ebony. Let dry.

11. Fold top of fabric over creating a loop for dowel to slip through. Use needle and thread to stitch together. Insert dowel.

12. Using Black marker pen, begin writing the first verse of Poe’s famous Raven poem across banner. Refer to photo.

13. Dilute Ebony to a watercolor consistency and dip fingers into paint. Spatter across the banner.

14. Fray edges of burlap reserving threads. Tie threads on sides of dowel to embellish sides. Glue to dowel to keep in place.

15. Glue ravens to top of banner as needed to steady.

 

Miscellaneous:

  • (2) Craft sponges
  • Container for water
  • Craft black ravens for embellishment
  • Iron
  • Burlap fabric – light beige, ½ yard
  • Craft knife
  • Disposable plastic container
  • Disposable plastic table cover
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Foam plate or foil for paint palette
  • Freezer paper
  • Paper towels
  • Needle and thread
  • ½” Wooden dowel – approximately 20” long

Patterns:

  • Quoth the Raven Banner Pattern 1

Designed By:

http://www.ilovetocreate.com/content/images/thumbs/0048126_250.jpeg

Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.