Monday, 6 October 2014

6. Beware! Warning signs ahead..

Its a spooky time of year. The nights are drawing in and everything looks that little bit more sinister. What we need are warning signs to keep us on the safe path or in true movie style to completely ignore and run towards :)

What you will need to make a warning banner:

2 12x2 Acid yellow card, & 1 12x12 Black Card. Black pen. corner rounder, danger tape, or black seam binding/ribbon.

Cut your yellow squares the smallest is 3" or 7.5cm x9 then the largest 3 3/4" or 9.5cms you should get 9 out of a 12x12 sheet.
From the black you need to cut the middle squares, these are 3 1/2" or 9cm you will also need 9.

(However if you're brave enough you could always gut the small yellow squares from the middle of the largest yellow as it'll be hidden with the black, or just cut the largest squares and draw on the black stripe. Either way works)

Attack all pieces liberally with your corner rounder.

Pick your designs and either print directly onto your mini cards or trace them on and colour them in.

Firstly I went with the normal warnings (clockwise): bio-hazard, death, nuclear/chemical, electricity, for the second lot I went more old school horror dangers: aliens, witches, vampires, werewolves. 

Finally I couldn't help myself with an old school movies theme (anti clockwise): Wizard of OZ' flying monkeys, Godzilla, King Kong, Sleepy Hollow's Headless Horseman.
But the fun truly began with my nod to the more alternative movie villains: Mega Piranha, Sharknado, the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog (Monty Pythons Holy Grail), and the hotly anticipated although completely made up disaster movie Giraffalanche!

at the end rough them up a bit with some bending, a couple of holes, some excess paint dribbles, distress ink etc to make them seem a bit more authentic, I also sprayed mine with clear enamel just to give them a bit protection.

String them together and hang.

Anyway, I hope you like my banner, and have a go at your own warning sign, whether its one big one, a little one on a page in your book, or the whole banner. Good luck and Enjoy

I have entered this into the PunkYouGirl challenge blog.

Hope to see you back tomorrow for some fun with Lou.

Jaz x


  1. Great & so much better then anything in the shops .

  2. What an interesting idea fantastic thanks for joining in at Punk You Girl

  3. Great decorations, thanks for sharing with us at PYG.