Have you ever seen such lovely hand painted items such as this? So easy to do using Autentico Chalk Paint mixed with a little fabric medium. Who knew chalk paint could be used in so many ways.
In addition to the Autentico Chalk Paint and the item you wish to fabric paint, these are the key items needed. There are a lot of fabric mediums out there, I just happened to have stocked up on Martha Stewart Fabric Medium. I've used lots of different stampers/pouncers and I like the Tulip Sponge Pouncers the best - easy to clean and importntly, easy to use. Likewise, lots of different spray adhesive for stencils, I like 3M the best. Most of my items are purchased from Amazon (mainly because I started crafting in earnest while bed bound with torn ligaments in my knee so could only order on line!)
For the above project, I lightly sprayed the back of the stencil and positioned on the burlap table runner I wanted to paint. I did put some grease proof paper behind because I knew the paint would easily come through the back. I use a tiny bowl to mix the chalk paint and fabric medium. Colour used for this one is Library Red.
This is the finished item just before removing the stencil. If you're using a finely cut stencil as above, be sure to slowly and carefully remove the stencil so as not to tear it. Don't let the paint dry, remove the stencil as soon as you're done. With fabric painting, less is more. Don't overload your pouncer with paint and if needs be, better to go over any areas with less paint using a fine paint brush and not to go over too many times with the pouncer.
Finished item. Hoping to add a photo of the table runner painted on both ends and in the middle. Check back soon. You can use any colour in the Vintage Autentico Chalk Paint range.