Please excuse the corny title.. but I can’t help it. This was one of the coolest projects that I have done with my Martha Stewart paints and it was a
HUGE MONUMENTAL success! Believe me, there have been some other projects where I have literally thrown my hands up in the air and cried towards the heavens “Why Martha? WHY? Why does it look so easy on your amazing website and yet it is a disaster at home?”
Have you ever heard of Pinterestfail.com? For those of you who loooove Pinterest as much as I do, this website is hilarious and pretty much the anti-pinterest, an assortment of pins gone wrong…rogue-pins if you will. You know all of those pins that are in your “Craft” or “Make” board? Yeah, these are the people that have ACTUALLY had the time to craft it up AND THEN document how things are not as easy as Pinterest or Martha make you think they are! That’s why this project was SO great, because it really was easy AND it worked really well. Take THAT PINTERESTFAIL!
Back to my monumental success— Have you ever looked at something and said, “if only this came in mint”? Am I the only one? Well, let’s move on… I recently cleaned out a box from the garage and found this beachy, red Tommy Bahama purse in the bottom. It screamed at me “GET ME OUT OF HERE!” I took it out, inspected it, realized that it was in fact not mine (a sister had left it behind), and tried to picture myself with a red Tommy Bahama beach purse. I couldn’t! All I could think about was “Man, if only this was in that pretty mint color!” I then realized that the great Martha Stewart paints that I had received for Christmas were still untouched in their box. I took out everything I needed and started painting that beachy, palm tree mess into my minty purse. Somewhere in the world Mr. Tommy Bahama, whoever he is, is very mad at me…
Think that painting fabric is too complicated?!? Don’t you worry, it’s actually quite easy AND fun!
What you’ll need:
Martha Stewart Paints
*Tintable Fabric Medium
*Color paints (I chose Mint and Cloud and mixed them to get the perfect color)
Thick paint brush
Wet paper towel or wet q-tips
Paint palette (I used an old vegetable tray and it worked SO well) AND/OR Paint bowl (I used an old glass bowl from our kitchen that has seen better days)
Prime the entire fabric area with the Gesso primer using a thick paint brush so you’re getting full coverage. The Gesso ensures that the paint holds on to the fabric and it gives you a nice clean white palette. Can you imagine what that green/blue mint color would look like over the red? Disaster.
While you let the primer dry, mix the two colors together and follow the instructions on the fabric medium bottle. Get it to just the right color and then paint it on with the sponge.
Step Three: Do the other side and let it dry! YOU ARE DONE.
Beautiful and ready for spring! I love how it almost looks crocheted.
Already looking for my next painting victim— what will be next???
I love you so.