18 January 2014

Creating a blog banner.

I admit this is a little bit different from the normal type of blog post, but I had an urge to freshen up my blog header with a whole new look. As I was working it dawned on me that I could make it into a blog post on A Sprinkle of Imagination and maybe inspire some of you to do the same.

I started out with a piece of watercolour paper 30 x 10cms and used just the stars from an Andy Skinner stencil called Hippy Chick to spread texture paste through. 

Once this was dry I used watercolour to add the dreamy background. I simply add water to the paper first then touch the paintbrush loaded with paint to the wet paper and let it spread as it wants to. 

I am so in love with Ranger foil cardstock as it cuts beautifully. The shine on the butterfly and frame  is magical but sadly it was so difficult to capture that in my photography. The border along the bottom is Jenni Bowlin washi tape and it has a gorgeous lace pattern.

Once I was satisfied with my piece I put it into the computer and changed the size to 900 x 300px. I'm using blogger but you may need to check the size if you use a different blog host. 

I added the title and my name on the computer and hit save. Done! Now all you need to do is go into your blog dashboard and upload it onto the blog.

'Simples' as they say. 



Helen said...

Really useful post as you thought, and I may just have a go.. !

maria f. said...

Thanks for sharing.

butterfly said...

Lovely idea... and the watercolouring is so pretty.
Alison x

Caroline said...

Beautiful water colour technique & I now need Ranger foil card!! I desperately want to set up a blog but ashamed to say, I have no idea how. I especially want a header personal to me....
I suppose I should ask somebody for help...
Great blog post, glad you shared & gorgeous butterfly!! :))

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