Here’s my secret for a new and fun twist on the traditional new year’s eve banner!
New year’s eve is right around the corner! While you may have Christmas decor up, it’s never too early to start thinking about your New year’s eve decor. Whether you are hosting or staying in for the occasion, I’ve got a fun twist on the traditional New year’s eve banner. We are going ombré!
Ombré has become such a huge trend that I thought it would be neat to incorporate this trend into this banner. Use the banner as a background for your photo booth, as display and decor or just hang it on your kitchen wall – either way you cannot go wrong with this banner. The best part of all, is that all of your guests, family and friends will feel a rush of anticipation to share their Instagram and Snapchat photos featuring your banner creation!
- Strathmore Mixed Media Paper
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens (606, 131, 569, 379)
- Tombow Mono Drawing Pen (05)
- Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (soft)
- Tombow ONLO Swift Mechanical Pencil
- Tombow Mono Eraser
- Hole Punch
- Pentel Water Brush Pen
- Tombow Blending Palette
- Tombow Compact Spray Mister
- Washi Tape
- Are you a fan of glitter? Add glitter to your numbers and stars to jazz things up!
- Instead of creating a hole to tie string, use tape or glue to attach the string to the stars. Be sure to get tape that is a little stronger than washi tape to ensure that your stars don’t go falling.
- Add other words to your banner such as ‘Happy 2019’ or ‘Happy New Year 2019’ by following the same steps in this tutorial.
Step 1: Sketch 2-0-1-9
Take a sheet of Strathmore Mixed Media paper and cut it into four equal rectangles. On each rectangle, draw your numbers, 2-0-1-9.
Step 2: Fill in Colour
Using the Tombow Dual Brush pen in 606, fill in the top thirdéé of each number. This will help to create an ombre effect.
Step 3: Apply Water
Using the Pentel Sign water brush pen, apply water to each number starting at the top with the colour. As you apply the water, be sure to pull the colour all the way down to the bottom of each number. You will see the ombré effect taking place.
Step 4: Add Dots
Using the bullet tip of the Tombow Dual Brush pen in 606, add dots to each number. Concentrate the dots more on the bottom where the colour is the lightest. Lightly use the dots on the top where the colour is the darkest.
Step 5: Add an Outline and Shadow
Take the Tombow Mono Drawing pen, and outline each number. Then, take the Tombow Fudenosuke Brush pen in black (soft), and add a shadow to the right of each number. (Try to visualize the light source coming in at the top left hand corner, to help with shadowing). Then, use the Tombow Mono Drawing pen, to add another line to the right of the shadow. Fill in that space with short horizontal lines.
Step 6: Create a Galaxy Background
Apply the Tombow Dual brush pens in 131, 569, 379 to the blending palette. Alternate the colours around the palette and try to use different sized amounts. The more imperfect it is, the better the galaxy background! Using the Tombow Compact Spray Mister, mist the blending palette and apply directly to a sheet of Strathmore Mixed Media paper. I did this process three times to ensure I would have enough galaxy background to create the amount of stars needed. Let your background dry completely.
Step 7: Create The Stars
Once dry, draw your stars onto the galaxy background using the Tombow ONLO Swift Mechanical pencil. Create some small ones and big ones. Once done, cut your stars out from the paper.
Step 8: Add String
Using the hole punch, create a hole on the top of each side of every number. Use your string to loop through each hole and connect the 2-0-1-9 together. Then, create a hole in each star. Cut pieces of string and attach to each star. Use some washi tape to secure any loose string on the back of each star.
Step 9: Tying it Altogether!
Cut another piece of string and attach to either end of the 2019 sign. This string will be used to attach the stars. Tie each star to the string.
There it is – my secret to creating an ombré banner for New year’s eve! There are so many different directions you could take this banner in. Tag me in your creations! I would love to see what you come up with. As mentioned, your banner will be the talk of the party and the centre of all those Instagram and Snapchat posts!
Do you have any New year’s eve traditions? Let me know!
- Only 7 more days for Christmas! Are you ready?
- What are your new years eve plans? I don’t have any plans as of yet…but I usually always watch the ball drop.
- I ordered a Passion Planner for 2019! What planner are you using for the new year?
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