Tuesday, August 2, 2011

painted placemats


In Work with What You've Got week, the first supply I've been accumulating and needed to actually start using: acrylic paints.

I had a strip of canvas left over from my floorcloth project, so I decided to use some of my paints to turn it into placemats suitable for outdoor use. I started by prepping the canvas with polyacrylic just like the floorcloth, then used stickers to mark off my design.

After rolling on the paint and peeling off the stickers, I let it dry and then did two more coats of polyacrylic.

Finally I cut the strip up into four equal rectangles, and now I've got some fun placemats to use outside (if it ever cools off enough to actually eat out there - going on a record-breaking 18th day in a row above 90 degrees around here).


  1. These are adorable! I really like the idea behind this challenge, as well :).

    Oh, and I really adore you yellow stripey chair cushions :).

  2. I love these!!! So many options for sayings ... even specific ones for each of my kids. :) Great idea!

  3. so great! you could put something like that in the christmas exchange....

  4. Nice... This idea gets my creative juices flowing!!

    I am hosting my first link-up party - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Would be glad to see some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.


  5. maybe you can supply all the christmas exchange things! we can just fight over which one we want most.


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