Spray painting a tablecloth
For a special occasion, or when you simply cannot find something you like, using spray paints on a tablecloth offers you a neat way to add a design of your choice. Having previously used this procedure for various projects I can add that the painted effect will not wash out - even after repeated washing.
You will need:
Rust-Oleum 2X Painters Touch - in your choice of colours
Sharp craft knife and cutting mat
Disposable or rubber gloves
Only do your spray painting in a well-ventilated room, or preferably outdoors.
Before you attempt the actual project, have a few practice runs on some scrap fabric. The trick is to get the spraying technique right. Don't hold the spray can too close, but not too far away.
1. Draw or trace your own design or download a design from the Internet.
Transfer the design onto a piece cardboard, repeating it to make a template for a border.
Cut out all the flowers and leaves with a craft knife.
2. The flowers are blue, and the leaves are two shades of khaki.
To create a multicoloured border,cover up the leaves with pieces of masking tape while using the blue spray paint.
Put paper behind the edges of the template to protect the fabric from getting speckled with paint.
3. Let the stencil dry completely as you move along the length of the tablecloth.
As you reposition the stencil along the edge of the tablecloth, make sure the design matches up and you don't have any overlap in the design.
4. Let the fabric dry completely. Use a warm iron to go over the back of the fabric to 'seal' the paint to the fabric.
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