Today I was thinking
That is pattern crush #2 right now.
Stripes are my #1.
My fun job today
was to stencil numbers on
these amazing French Style Dining Chairs.
I started by making my stencils.
Selected Engravers Font size 900.
Printed on Cardstock.
Cover Front and Back with Clear Packaging Tape.
After the cardstock is completely covered with tape,
cut the stencil out with sharp scissors
or an exacto knife.
Center the stencil,
Measuring from both sides
and top and bottom,
then use painters tape to secure.
I have my workstation set up
and ready to go.
My paint mix was:
flat acrylic black with a little bit of grey
and textile medium.
(that's like a clear liquid glaze that extends the paint
and removes the stiffness of dry paint)
3 parts paint. 1 part medium.
I used foam that I cut up into long rectangles
that I could fold in half and have a nice round edge
for application. (no sharp edges)
First I put a small amount of paint on my
Dip rounded foam edge into paint
and drag back and forth.
Then off load on a piece of scrap fabric.
I used canvas.
Rub most of the paint out of the foam
and the foam edges.
Then you are ready to start.
No heavy paint anywhere in this process.
A very light touch is the most important thing.
Drag the foam from the outside to the inside of the number.
Be sure not to work inside to out
or you might get "run under".
Just keep repeating
adding more paint and making the edges
a bit heavier in shading
and lighter in the center.
So these 4 are waiting to get on a truck
and find a place
to make a charming statement
in their new home.
Thanks for your visit!
Cozy Little House