Now I'm not against free hand stripes... they have their place but sometimes a project calls for clean straight edged stripes and so I thought it would be fun to share the process of painted my valances and a technique for getting those clean straight edges I learned from my friend Nancy a few years ago when I painted stripes on my dining room wall.
For my valance I used a piece of white canvas.
The first thing you want to do is to base coat the entire fabric with the lighter color.
Measure and mark the width of your stripes and align your masking or painter's tape along the OUTSIDE edge of where you want to paint your darker stripe.
Here's the trick... paint along the INSIDE edge of your tape with your base coat
color first to seal the straight edge. Any seepage of paint under the edge of the
tape will become "invisible!"
Next paint your darker color stripe.
When you pull up the tape... what a perfectly clean crisp edge!
To finish it off I folded under the edges and hot glued them down.
To be honest, the sparkly twine was added to not only break up the space, which
it needed, but also because I was not paying attention and the top edge of the
curtain is not quite straight. The twine distracts your eye and you don't even notice!
You may never use this technique but then again, maybe someday it might come
in handy... it sure has for me! Thanks Nancy!
Let each of you look out not only for his own interest,
but also for the interests of others.
Heavenly Father, I thank you that You care about even the small things in our lives like decorating our homes and creating art and crafts Lord. I thank You too that You don't want us to think just about ourselves but to take what we learn, whether it's spiritual or earthly, and share it with others. I thank You that for me this blog gives me the opportunity to do that. Would You bless each woman who visits here today with increased creativity in sharing Your love and looking out for others needs and interests, especially during these hard times. Thank You Jesus for looking out for us. Amen.