Painting fabric is easy to do with Dixie Belle Paint. It is a great way to add interest to your textiles and decor. I wanted to add some colour in my dining room and stenciled a plain tablecloth. Here are the materials and steps to create your own.
Put your drop cloth on your table and place your tablecloth on top. This will help ensure that your paint doesn’t seep through onto your table.
I had a general idea of my design plan. I wanted to have small groupings of the fern and palm leaves on my tablecloth. I started with my first stencil placement close to the bottom of the tablecloth. Making sure to firmly press my stencil on the fabric.
Starting with Mermaid Tail, dab a small amount of paint and wipe off the excess onto a shop rag. Gently dab the paint in a thin layer on your stencil. Continue to add thin layers until your stencil is completely covered. Remove your stencil while the paint is still wet. Continue stenciling your leaves in different directions and in a random pattern over your tablecloth. Clean your stencil once your are finished.
Once my tablecloth was dry, I placed my leaf stencil close to my first Mermaid Tail leaf. Using my next colour Mint Julep, I added a small amount of paint and gently dabbed it in thin layers to fill in the stencil. Continue stenciling Mint Julep leaves until you have added a pair to all of the Mermaid Tail leaves. Once you have completed your Mint Julep leaves, clean your stencil.
When your tablecloth is dry, fill in any areas by stenciling in your next colour Lemonade. Continue this step until your tablecloth is filled in, with minimal gaps.
That’s it! You have created a beautiful, colourful tablecloth for your dining room to enjoy. Happy painting!