Monday, June 15, 2009

Pavilion painting

I'm trying to get the main elements of the design on my new spoked round in time to take it to Lilies. I won't have the valence design started, but the walls are mostly done and the roof with have the initial elements.

Here's a peek:

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The paint it exterior house paint (latex/ water based) and it is thinned with a bit of water. Some people thin it 1 to 1 and mine is more 2 to 1 (2 parts paint to 1 part water).

I tape the lines and paint them on. I use the seam lines as my guide so it's relatively easy to lay it out in sections on my cutting table and work on it in pieces. That's how I painted my spoked oval.

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The gonfleurs are added using a stencil. It's tricky using stencils with thinned paint. I find if I add the majority of the paint in the center of the large sections and then work my way to the edge of the stencil with a swirly action it cuts down on the bleed through. It's not an exact science, but they pass the 5' rule.

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I like them!

Tonight I will be painting the top of the tent. It's going to get 2 rings and then a series of circles. The valence will get 2 border lines and then I will add the diamonds and lattice after Lillies. It will be very pretty by WW. I need to have the tent dry to pack after work on Wednesday.

I also finished sewing up my floor. That needs to get painted too.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

That looks wonderful