If you haven’t figured it out yet, this girl is in LOVE with rollers!! I mean, the applications just seem to be endless… Having so many options, my creative juices start flowing and my head starts spinning!
One of my favorite ways to use my Stamping Rollers lately is to “Stamp” fabric. There are so many different types of fabric to use and so many different DIY projects you can create! I’m just going to touch on a few ideas to inspire you today, but I’m sure there will be even more blog posts to come in the future on this subject.
Recently I was playing around with some burlap and so many ideas and uses for painted burlap came to mind.
I was playing around on a Facebook Live the other day and I was trying to see if it was easier to: paint the burlap first before rolling a pattern or if it would work painting over the rolled pattern. Well… GUESS WHAT!! Either way worked just as well… Yay!!
But, isn’t it nice to know that after you rolled a pattern on the fabric and you decided that you wished you had painted a different color for the background that all is not lost and you can paint right over what you have already done!
Okay… Now onto the project 🙂
Just grab your Stamping Roller handle, sponge/foam roller and your favorite roller pattern and let’s get started.
Using a “serving tray” as my paint tray, I cover it with Press-n-seal (that’s so I don’t have to clean it later) and pour out my favorite color of paint. I have to say I love working with my DIY Paints and I used Old 57 and Hey Sailor on this project.
All paints have different consistencies and if the one you have chosen, like the DIY Paints, is a little thicker, then you may want to add a little bit of water to the paint before loading it on the foam roller. Thinner paints seem to soak into the foam much easier.
Insert the foam roller into the small holes that are closest to the handle and roll it into the paint. Make sure that the roller is completely covered with paint. This way it will apply paint to all sections of the pattern roller where needed.
Once the foam roller is loaded with your favorite paint, then you will insert the pattern roller of your choice into the holes on the end of the U-shaped handle. You will now want to get out a piece of practice paper and roll onto the surface. This will load the paint onto the patterned roller and make sure everything is “rolling” correctly!
From here, I just laid out the Burlap and rolled from one end to the other, skipping about an inch in between my passes.
It takes more time to load the roller than it does to paint your project most of the time. You can have your fabric project painted so quickly, it’s crazy!
I am thinking that this project will make a nice rustic table runner and who knows what else I will decide to do with the rest of this burlap!
I would love to know what ideas you have going on in your head! Please share your ideas and uses for Painted Burlap with me!
Check out the Facebook Live I did here:
Burlap (affiliate link, no extra cost to you 🙂 )