I made his closet curtains out of a queen-size sheet, cut in half and hemmed. The window curtains I made out of some white duck fabric from Hobby Lobby. To keep things from getting too plain with all that white, I stenciled on some tiny triangles.
Here’s how I did it.
First, I made my stencil. Using the Rhonna Designs app on my phone, I stuck a little triangle onto a white background and sized it to the size I wanted the triangles to appear on the fabric. Then I laid some stencil plastic (leftover from stenciling this rug) over the top of my phone and traced the triangle. I traced two because my cousin was here to help. Hooray for company and help!
Then I pulled out these foam pouncers (affiliate link), originally purchased way back when I dotted these jeans, and squirted a little bit of black acrylic paint onto a plate.
I didn’t add any fabric medium to the paint because I know it’ll still be permanent even though it might not be as soft. On curtains, I’m not worried about the feel. Clothing is a little different.
Next, I put a small amount of paint onto the pouncer and dabbed that paint right over my stencil. Note: Use enough paint to just cover the surface of your foam. A nice thin coat dabbed a few times over the stencil will do the trick without bleeding. Too much paint will get under the stencil and give you some crazy lines and a not-so-crisp shape. You might have to dab the plate a few times after you get paint on the pouncer to get some of that extra paint off.
I love the triangles vs. regular old dots because I feel like they’re a little more manly for our little man. Sharp edges and nice straight sides…in other words, tall, dark, and handsome. Or maybe that’s a stretch but either way, you catch my drift. :)
Have a great Monday! I’m feeling the usual ‘overwhelmed’ at all the to-do’s I really want to get done this week and the fact that we’ve been on vacation for the better part of the past week and a half is making that hefty load even heftier. It’s okay though, usually come Tuesday, I realize that I can’t be a one-woman show and I hack my list in half. Happens every week. Vicious circle or sensibility shot? Not sure…