Week 1 - Here for Ikea rug, free download stencils, plastic for stencils
Week 2 - Here for Cutting Stencils, Adhesive & Stenciling
I read several different tutorials all using a variety of paints,
I just used the black I had on hand, and didn't use any fabric medium.
The rug isn't hard or stiff, and feels like a typical natural weave rug.
Paint & Colors:
Black - Interior/Exterior Latex House Paint
Mulberry - Americana Acrylic Craft Paint
Forest Moss - FolkArt Acrylic Craft Paint
To create the decorative border I used a portion of one of the stencils, and a
Sharpie continuing around the entire perimeter.
I thought it needed something more, and had this scroll stencil from years ago,
it filled in the negative space well. I didn't worry about it not fitting perfectly,
that's the beauty of this type of hand stenciled rug, it's not perfect!
I considered lightly sanding the rug to give it a worn look, but I chickened out and
decided to let it wear naturally.
I used Scotch Gard Fabric Protector as suggested by
Jen @ Tattertots & Jello here , she has several great tips for painting rugs.
(If you haven't ever seen my Scotch Gard test check it here.)
A big thank you to Linda @ My Crafty Home Life for coming up with the idea and inspiring
us to try something new ~ now go check out all the fabulous rug reveals from these ladies...