Stenciling Fabric Drapes April 13, 2015
A few years ago, I discovered the versatility of painter’s drop cloths. They make great slip covers and curtains, just for starters. When the shop was ready to open, I stitched a taupe velvet, to the bottom of a drop cloth and hung it as a room divider. Got lots of “oohs and aah’s” on that one! It even has iron on brass studs!
So, today, I stenciled another set of “curtains” in the shop. This is a new stencil we’re stocking, in a beautiful fillagre pattern.
Here they are, hung back up, once dry.
Sort of looks like I slept in them, too! I used Amy Howard’s One Step Paint, in Graphite. It’s one of my favorites!
You can see how I hemmed them by just folding and clipping the top. (I realy do need to iron them!)
Have you ever painted fabric? When I paint fabric, I thin the paint by about 25%.
But, when I stencil fabric, I don’t thin it. The last thing you want, when stenciling fabric, is watery pait! It’s best to use a stencil brush and without overloading your brush, pounce the brush, up and down, instead of pulling it sideways.
I’m looking forward to using this stencil on the drawer fronts of a dresser, soon!
By the way, our stencils are nice and thick. They’ll last longer and work better, if you clean them after each use. We apply a product, before use, that makes clean up much simpler. Once clean, store your stencils in a spot where they won’t easily gent bent.
The Paint with Amy Howard Class is half full. Bring a friend and a cabinet door or drawer and join us! Just $20! Call, visit or register on line, soon!
Here’s a sneak peek of a gorgeous antique bench, I scored on Sunday. Wait til you see it recovered!