Nov 23, 2010

DIY Painted Parasols

Let me start out by saying that Mrs. Sewing saved my butt on this one. After my custom parasol order on etsy went bust Sewing offered to send me a couple of the parasols she had left over from her wedding. Not to mention that her DIY tutorial got me on the right track for doing them myself. I decided to paint our wedding date on the parasols my bridesmaids are carrying down the aisle. Lets start with the final results:

Sorry I had to blur out our wedding date.

I am not going to rehash Sewings whole post because she already did a great job on directions but I will tell you a couple extra things that I tried and worked well for me. Instead of a normal pencil I used a mechanical one that I wore the edge down on by scribbling on a piece of paper. I didn't tear through the parasols paper once and it made a nice thin line.

Also something that made a really big difference was a nice angular paint brush like this:

The brushes were simple nylon bristled ones for $1 each. I used a couple different sizes so experiment and see what works best for your painting style. I was able to use the thin edge to do nice even strokes along the outline.

Has anyone else try painting a parasol? Any tips or tricks you would like to share?

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