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LMZ319
« on: June 23, 2008 05:33:46 PM »

Yay!! After about 4 sessions, or an estimated 8 hours of tracing, painting and outlining…I present to you the completed part one of our personalized aisle runner!!!



Ta-Da!!

Now, part two is to finish the monogram section and part three is to put ribbon around the entire thing. We’re talking over 100′ of ribbon folks. I’m a little nervous that I might mess up this whole project at the very end.

Photos of the very begining can be found on my wedding blog http://www.themeckleys.com

And here is part two:



You may notice I still need to do some outlining but I am anxiously awaiting the paint to dry. It's killing me to wait but I was starting to get a little sloppy in my rush to finish. After this is done I will attempt to line it in black ribbon. (So stay tuned for more photos!)


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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2008 05:44:35 PM »

Wow... I really don't know what else to say other than WOW.  Just, wow.
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2008 05:49:23 PM »

Thank you so much! :-) If you like it now, just wait until it's done...provided I don't mess it up! LOL
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2008 06:26:22 PM »

It's so stunning.  I'd be afraid to walk on it!

I tried to visit your wedding blog, but got an error.  Is the address correct in your post?
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2008 06:29:18 PM »

Sorry...I'm an idiot.  Wink Typing too fast and spelled my future last name wrong. LOL I fixed it. Please try again.
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2008 06:32:40 PM »

Thanks so much!  I'm a nosey goose when it comes to weddings.  I had to check out more of your goodness.  Your crinoline is awesomeness, too!
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2008 06:34:59 PM »

Thanks! I am having a BLAST making stuff...way too much stuff I'm sure. There will be 1 year between the engagement and wedding and that is proving to be too much time b/c I keep changing my mind. :-) But it's been a GREAT excuse to buy new craft supplies!!
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2008 05:08:12 PM »

That looks great! What kind of fabric did you use/ any stablizer? What did you use to paint the words? It looks like there is a black outline around the letters. Love it!
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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2008 08:13:46 PM »

I used a premade aisle runner, not exactly sure what kind of fabric it is. There was no tag. It's almost felt-like. I used regular acrylic paints to paint and a black sharpe marker to outline. I did find that the pink metallic acrylic paint seemed to have better coverage. I used plain black for the swirls and it really soaked in/through more, so it seemed to take more black paint. The pink sort of sat on top of the fabric more, if that makes any sense?

I plan to outline the entire runner in a thick black acetate ribbon using heat activating adhesive strips (via an iron) as opposed to trying to sew. :::fingers crossed:::

Then, with my leftover runner (I ordered a 75' runner and only needed 50'...you know, in case I messed up I could cut and start over!) I plan to make a "Here Comes the Bride" banner too, in a similar fashion.
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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2008 12:05:26 AM »

Where did you order it from? Hmmm it sounds like the ones I've seen at Walmart and Hobby Lobby but looks so much prettier. I can't wait to see your wedding! I think you're the one who posted your invitation a while ago and I loved it too Smiley
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