This post is a sponsored post done on behalf of Blueprint Social with I Love to Create. All opinions, projects and ideas are my own.If you know anything about me it’s that I love to paint things. That and there’s not really anything I’m afraid to paint. Especially when that thing would otherwise cost me money I don’t have. That means anything from walls to furniture to fabric! Today I am excited to share with you some lessons on painting fabric with Tulip® for Your Home.
Tulip® for Your Home products are available at your local Hobby Lobby or JoAnn’s stores
- Tulip® stencils of your choice – I chose the 14×14 stripes and the 8″ Zinnia
- Tulip® Soft Fabric Paints (I used black, gold and tomato)
- Stencil Spray
- Fabric – I used a leftover piece of drop cloth from another project for my pillow, a scrap of black fabric for my napkin and I sewed the curtains from Osnaburg fabric (because I’m too cheap to buy linen and no one can really tell the difference anyway!)
- Drop cloth
- Painter’s tape for securing fabric and drop cloth
Thoroughly shake your adhesive spray can. Ensure that when it sprays out it does so evenly. If what comes out looks a bit like silly string you haven’t shaken it up enough. Lightly spray the matte side of your stencil.
Once your stencil is in place place your paints on a roller tray and get started.
TIP: On the first pass I was able to smooth the stencil down on the fabric with my hands but once I applied paint doing so meant getting paint on my hands and risking getting it somewhere on the fabric that I didn’t want it. So, for each additional pass I simply used the roller (prior to loading it with more paint) to smooth and place the stencil.
I was able to complete my whole first row of stripes before rinsing the stencil. I mostly wanted to rinse the paint from it to make sure I didn’t get any accidental transfer when starting my second row. Once my stencil was rinsed completely I simply repeated my first steps and started on my second row.
TIP: When using stencils, and painting fabric in general, a drier roller is your friend. Loading too much paint leads to bleeding. Less is more. Apply in coats to achieve coverage instead of trying to cover all at once.
I am crazy about how these turned out! It only took about an hour before they were dry and ready to hang. I painted both panels in under and hour and had a exponentially better looking dining room in under 2 hours!
I decided I wanted to do some fancy little napkins for my newly updated space as well. I followed the same instructions as for the curtains above. And while I waited for my last curtain panel to dry I used the gold to create this gorgeous napkin.
As an after thought I decided, since I am obsessed with stripes that I had to have a pillow, too.
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