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Hand-painting Fabric

I was looking for some fabric for a tiny bathroom window curtain in the cottage, but could not find the exact colour scheme I was looking for. So, I decided to make my own using a Martha Stewart stencil and fabric paint. So easy. So good. Imagine making your own tea towels or pillows using this technique!!

By: Liesbeth

Note: I am not providing a pattern for the curtain in this post because it is so specific. I wanted to share the hand-painting part of the project to inspire you for any of your own projects from tea towels to pillows to curtains to fabric baskets to [insert your new project].

Tools & Materials

  • Fabric
  • Stencil (Martha Stewart at Michaels)
  • Fabric paint (or plain old acrylic paint!)
  • Brush

Step by Step

Cut fabric to size of your project.

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Overlay stencil.

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Carefully paint in dabbing motions. Make sure to keep stencil in place and not get any paint under the edges.

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Leave for about 10 minutes and then remove stencil when paint is still tacky.

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Only then complete any sewing part of your project (because you want to do your painting part of the project on perfectly flat (one layer of) fabric.

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And here is my little curtain hanging in the cottage:

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2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Love it!

    June 26, 2014

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