Wednesday, January 26, 2011

An opinion pretty please........??.............

So I fell in love with these curtains months ago...

months and months ago...

But they are Anthro, and so they are way overpriced and I figured I would watch
for them to go on sale.
So I watched...
for like a year...
and they went on sale for-a-small-fortune!

And,... they only had one size left...

the wrong size.

So I figured I would make them.
Doesn't everyone have like 15 (or so)
unfinished
projects laying around their house?
Or is that just me??

So, why not make that 16, right?

So I have the curtains all ready to go, and I am ready to paint on them.
(Yes, I actually want to paint on them.
My favorite poems, important dates, kids birthdays,
places I have been. Ya know, make them personal.)

So here is my question....
I was just going to use good old acrylic craft paint.
Bad idea or good idea??
Is anyone versed in the knowledge of painting on fabric with acrylic?
If so, your opinion would be much appreciated!!

Thank you!!

Aren't they cute??

I think I will add a ruffle!

.....or two!

.....or ten!!!!!






8 comments:

Kym said...

Oh, how I wish I knew enough to offer an opinion. Can't wait to see how they turn out!!!

Sandy said...

Those are beautiful drapes. There is an additive that you add to your acrylic paints to make it fabric paint. Look in your craft store.

WobiSobi said...

This might help, I hope!! Beautiful curtains http://www.ehow.com/how_2174719_turn-acrylic-paint-fabric-paint.html

MJ said...

I have had good luck with a textile medium that you add to acrylic paint: http://www.createforless.com/Delta+Ceramcoat+Textile+Medium+8+oz/pid9699.aspx

You can find it at craft stores in the same section as acrylic paint. You only use a small bit, so one bottle will last a while! Hope that helps!

Katie R said...

some times it is called fabric medium too but textile medium is what you should use, you mix it with your acrylic. Sometimes on clothes it is worth buying fabric paint because paint with the medium can be a little stiff but on curtains you should have no problems. :)

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Looks like you have a lot of knowledgeable people who know what they're talking about. I'm not one of them. So I defer to their expertise.

And I thought you already started these. Was I imagining that?

Missing you like crazy today.

xoxo
Wendy

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Yep, I came over to tell you about adding the "Medium" to your paint but someone beat me to the punch. : ) When I used to paint on T-shirts, I always mixed that in. I think it helped.
Good luck!
Mary Lou

Zuzana said...

Oh dear Holly, glad so many here have an opinion as certainly I have no idea.;) This shows how handy I am.;)
Whatever you do, I am certain you will create as a masterpiece.;)
Thank you for your lovely comment yesterday - I love the necklace and wear it all the time.;))
Have a great weekend my dear friend,
xoxo

PS: My verification word today:
deity
;)

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