I shared my painted rug the other day and today I will share how I painted it.
What I used
detail brush and wide paint brush
cardboard to cut my shape out
large metal ruler
The rug I used cost me $39.99 a year ago and I bought it from Ikea....I dont think they have this one anymore but It was 100% cotton.
I forgot to number the photos but from top left to right is how I started
Mix your paint and fabric medium following the directions
Cut your shape from the cardboard, trace it on the rug. I also used measuring tape to make sure I was exactly in the middle when I started tracing.
I used a detail brush to outline my triangle then filled in with the paint using a wide brush. It takes a lot of pant and work to paint larger rugs.
I ended up with three rows of triangles. Then I measured my stripes using a long metal ruler and the pencil. I used a wide brush for painting the stripes.
Then I completed the end with the triangles again.
My inspiration for this rug started with this one
I also wanted stripes so that why I chose to only keep the triangles at the end. But I'm very happy with how the rug turned out and I can't wait to keep working on the dining room.
I'm only working on the house and de-cluttering and getting it ready for the party Sunday today.
Have a great day
I'll be sharing my rug at some great link parties, check out my party page here