Sunday, January 9, 2011

Painted Stripes and Circles

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of painting stripes in a friends baby's room.  I started at about 9 in the morning and finished around 4.  She chose some beautiful colors and the design and layout of the stripes. I think it turned out GREAT!!!

First, I measured and taped all the lines.

Then, I started with each color, first the tan, then the green...
Then,  I painted the blue and chocolate brown. 

After I completed the striping and removed the tape,  my FAVORITE part, I began to use a circle stencil and the completed circle came out looking a little "fuzzy" around the edges.  I tried a different technique by putting the stencil on the wall and pasting a solution around the edges to keep it from bleeding.  Then, the solution repelled the paint that I painted around the edges...needless to say I stopped for the day. I will return soon to complete the dots...

 This was the first time I have worked with circle stencils, does anyone have any solutions???

I will be posting the finished room when it is complete,  stay tuned for more...

Here it is complete...

I ended up using the circle stencil by applying an adhesive to the back of it, and letting it dry for about 5 minutes, then I put it into place.  Using a spongey small roller, I rolled over it and removed the stencil immediately. Except for a few touch ups,  it turned out pretty nice.  I will post pictures of the room all put together as soon as she gets it together.  I'm sure it will be soon,  she is in her last month ♥

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