5.6.11

The Painting of the Tent

After finding advice online I decided to risk painting my tatty, second hand, poly cotton tent. I used fabric paints (Dylon make them and there are other brands) after I painted on the design it was left to dry, and then I ironed each painted section of the tent on the hottest setting the tent would stand to fix the dye. Once dried and ironed I sprayed over each painted area with   Fabsil waterproofer (you can see what looks like a wet patch around the painted areas, it dries clear and invisible) and now all I need to do is test the tent in the rain! 

Wish us luck! The tent will make it's debut at Camp Bestival this year.











12 comments:

  1. I love it. Wish I could do something like this, I'd be so proud of myself.

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  2. Oh its stunning! You will HAVE to post pictures of it at Camp bestival for sure! Fab stuff!

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  3. Thanks! I was too lazy to use stencils so it's free hand! and DD painted the toadstools (the small red and white one did finally get a stem!) and the dragonfly (both her ideas and her designs) I did the swirls, the sun and the tree.

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  4. I love it. You will certainly be the prettiest tent on the campsite x

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  5. Kirumm6/6/11

    Wow! Love it! Going to have the lovliest tent around xx

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  6. Finally, I have seen the painted tent photos properly! Very beautiful :)

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  7. oh wow, that looks amazing! love it

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  8. Cool tent. Love it that you take the time to personalise something that most would just be boring with.

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  9. Love this. A happy tent where happy things are bound to happen!

    Chastity x

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  10. Beautiful! I will look out for your tent at Camp Besty this Summer...

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    1. Yep - we'll be there! (I had to fix poor Barry's tent pole last year - but being the 'can do' sort of person I am he is raring to go again!)

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  11. It looks super - I have etched the image into my eyelids ready for Bestival :D

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