Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Dreamweaver week: Table mat

It's Gio's turn today or "how to use stencils and paste with fabric"
This is such a neat idea. Coming to the (warmer?) summer months, how about making a few of those to brighten up your patio table for those BBQ evening?

I upcycled and old t-shirt using a roll of rubber drawer liner to make two colourful crafty placemats.

For the placemat: I cut the t-shirt in stripes, I placed them on the desk and I coloured them using some Cosmic Shimmer Mister: Candy Pink, Teal Wash, Lava Red, Mango Blush.
I cut the drawer liner to the size, I glued the left and right border to re-inforce it. I made holes all along the borders 1 cm from one another. I slid the fabric strip through the holes and I knotted it

For the pocket: I cut a piece of fabric from the t-shirt, I sprayed some Cosmic Mists. I mixed the Dreamweaver embossing paste: Crackle with DecoArt Quinacridone Violet and Americana Ultramarine, getting a violet shade. I put the Dreamweaver stencil on the piece of fabric and I spread the paste with a palette knife. I lifted up the stencil gently . Once dry, the fabric will be slightly deformed, just put it on reverse, push and pull gently the fabric until it is flat again. I covered the stencilled area with Glossy Accents.

 I glued and then stitched the pochet to the placemat 

and don't let the ball of yarn unattended 

Dreamweaver stencil: Cat watch
Cosmic Shimmer Misters: candy pink, Teal Wash, lava red, mango blush
DecoArt Traditions Artist Acrylic: Quinacridone Violet
DecoArt Americana Acrylics: Ultramarine blue

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  1. Very cool!!! I can see lots of possibilities with this!! Love your little yarn stealer..lol

  2. Love the coloured fabric. another fabulous project. xx

  3. Love love love it ! ;-)

  4. so creative!!!love your placemat


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