Monday, April 07, 2014

World TEAM Sports Face of America bicycle ride~Instructions for Banner Making

Making a banner can be very simple or very elaborate. we will describe the simplest and most inexpensive versions and you can go from there.
Materials needed:
ONE light-colored pillow case (e.g., white, yellow, powder blue)

ONE light colored cotton T-shirt (M-XL)

ONE Light colored twin sheet

ONE package of multicolored Sharpie (or any type of) permanent markers (maybe two pkgs if you’re doing a sheet!)


Tubs of tempera paints(a couple bright colors) and paint brushes/sponges, plus permanent markers for folks to sign their names

NOTE: Many fluorescent colors and yellow do not show up well on light colored fabric; select paint/marker colors that have a high contrast with banner fabric.

Optional: Stencils from a craft store to help sketch out the letters in pencil before using the permanent markers or paints (or use stencils to trace and cut out fabric letters)

NO, NOs (please!):

No poles or sticks (hard to transport; all banners will be hung from clothesline or fences, etc)

No paper (gets soggy and tears in rain and morning dew)

No glossy photos (get soggy and tear in rain and morning dew)

Fabric banners are best because they are easiest transport and to secure to ropes and fences with clothes pins or safety pins.
With your pens or whatever, decorate your banner with a simple wish, orcheer, or message of thanks or encouragement and then anyone and everyone can sign their name. J 
If your banner will be from a group, I recommend writing the group name along one edge, left or right (across the bottom is less good as that part may drag the ground). Signatures can go all over!

Email me at kasee60 (at) gamil (dot) com if you're interested in donating a banner to cheer the riders along!
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