Cherry Dining Set

Welcome Paint Lovers…

Karin @ Art is Beauty submitted her beautiful dining set.

dining, chair, table, red, CeCe, Caldwell, cherry

She took an old worn out table and chair set and turned it into a vintage farm fresh dining set.  She painted it with CeCe Caldwell’s Traverse City Cherry and covered the chairs with gorgeous fabric.

 

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Freezer Paper can be a Painter’s BFF

Welcome Paint Lovers!

I LOVE using freezer paper anywhere other than my freezer.  And one of my favorite ways to use freezer paper is to create a painting stencil on fabrics.
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{Here’s the “how to”}

You can use any fabric you’d like… I’m on a burlap kick, so that’s what I used.

To create the seahorse I found an image online that I like and printed it off.

I took a piece of freezer paper (slightly larger than the image size) and placed the shiny side down on my cutting mat and placed the seahorse image on top.

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I used a piece of painter’s tape to hold all the pieces still.

With an X-Acto blade I cut around the outline of the image cutting through the paper (with the image) and the freezer paper.

Once your images is cut out you will have this…

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Take a piece of your cut out burlap and place the freezer paper shiny side down in the spot you want it.

Take an iron on a “no steam” setting and press the freezer paper onto the burlap.  I held it still for about 5 seconds then moved it around, repeating a few times.

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I took a stencil brush and bounced on my DecorArt Snow White paint and textile medium (this mixed with acrylic paint creates a fabric washable paint).  Follow the direction on your bottle for the correct ratio.

After letting it dry about 10-15 minutes I pulled off the freezer paper… the moment of truth!

Super cute!!!

 

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