Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Painted Curtains

Shannon had given me these sheer curtains from Ikea that she had had for a couple years and were still in the package.  I decided to figure out how to paint a pattern on them to fancy them up a bit.  I had done some research on the best way to do this, but after talking to my art teacher friend, I decided to just mix the craft paint I wanted to use with something called a Textile Medium.  I used the directions on the back of the Textile Medium to mix the paint.  It is found right with the craft paints and looks like this (at least the one I found does):




I had found a pattern of a flower online.  I printed it out and make a stencil out of it with stencil paper and an Xacto knife.  I laid out a whole bunch of my crafting towels and put the curtain on top of those.  


Then, I laid my stencil out and painted over it.


I randomly laid the stencil out - again, I love randomness, but this is easy to adapt to what you want.  You could choose great colors and patterns for your curtains.  Here is my finished project for my guest room:


Let me know if you try it!  I would love to see what you come up with too!
Betsy

4 comments:

  1. yay, I'm art teacher friend! :) They are too cute.

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  2. Those look so good! Very creative!

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