While everyone loves the personalized home decor, it can be difficult and time-consuming to create. For an easy and enjoyable DIY project to brighten up your dining table this spring and summer, try making your own watercolor tablecloth!
There are several different techniques to implement when painting your tablecloth. You can create a checkerboard design, floral blooms, or abstract patterns. To create a checkerboard, section your cloth into 10-inch squares and paint each block in a different color while letting the colors bleed into one another. The best checkerboard patterns use three or four different colors that repeat in a pattern throughout the cloth.
You can also create floral bloom patterns by dribbling a drop of paint onto the cloth from a few inches away. As the paint splatters, it will begin to fan out into a blossom. For more optimal results, paint the base of your tablecloth first and let the floral blooms be the finishing touch.
Another fun way to design patterns on the tablecloth is to lay a dark base layer of paint and let it dry. From there, set stencils over the cloth and add water to certain areas. For example, if you want to create an animal pattern, lay the animal stencil on the cloth and add water along the inside of the stencil and watch as the paint progressively lightens.
Soak your foam brush in water and lightly wet your cloth. Once your tablecloth is damp, begin to paint your colors by lightly skimming the brush over the cloth. The paint will naturally spread and begin to bleed.
Once you’ve painted the entire tablecloth, allow the paint to dry for at least an hour. You can soak your foam brush in water and run it over the cloth once again. The more water you add, the lighter the colors will be.
If you are happy with the way the fabric looks, you can use the tablecloth for your next dinner party or at a picnic. If you wish, you can create a whole set by painting linen napkins or table runners.
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