I was positively giddy when I received this painter’s kit! Look at all of these wonderful goodies.
Check it out!
- Three rolls of Scotch Blue with Edge Lock Protector
- Two rollers, one large and one small
- Paint tray
- Paint brush
- Book BHG Decorative Paint Techniques & Ideas
- Sample of Martha Stewart paint
I dug this old cabinet door out of my stash. I picked it up in the “as is” section at Ikea. It set me back 2 bucks. I filled the hole where the knob had been.
- Painted with gray primer
- Painted it with Mythic blue paint (not shown)
- Taped it so I could paint the inset with a different color.
I painted the inset with Mythic gray.
No bleed here! This Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape with Edge Lock is great tape!
I love these two colors together! (same as my floor)
I decided I wanted to do a Harlequin pattern, which is defined as a diamond with the height being twice as much as the width. Sounds easy, right? NOT. I was talking to rose while I was working on this pattern. She was basically supportive but of very little help! To get this shape I made a rectangle approximately 3”x6”. I then drew a line diagonally. I could see that a diamond was in there somewhere. I cut on the lines and taped it back together to make the diamond shape. Surely there is an easier way.
I used the first diamond to make a few more. I am a very visual person. I had to actually lay them out to see if it was going to work. Because these papers were not all exactly alike, this was not going to work.
I googled and found this site. It was the most helpful.
I got busy drawing my lines. You can see my erasure marks of the vertical lines. I drew the horizontal and vertical lines and then the diagonal lines. After erasing the vertical lines I marked b’s in the diamonds that I wanted to paint blue. I did use my little paper diamonds to help in this step.
Then I started T A P I N G !
I really have NO clue if this is the best way to do this pattern. It seems a bit like overkill to me! BUT, look, you can definitely see my diamonds shaping up.
I did burnish the edges where the diamonds were really well with my finger. I did not press down the entire width of the tape.
Scotch Blue recommends letting paint dry 24 hours before you apply their tape. I did not do this in ANY of these steps. Please follow directions when you do these types of projects. In other words, do as I say NOT as I do!
I painted the b’s blue.
I carefully removed the tape and waited until the end of the day and taped the other lines off. The tape did not pull off any of the gray or blue paint that I had already applied. I really like how well the tape stuck and then easily came off. I’m a “remove the tape while it’s still wet” girl. Sorry Scotch Blue, I don’t always follow directions.
This is how it turned out.
Check back tomorrow (Harlequin/Fleur-de-lis Stenciling) for the next step in this project. (more Scotch Blue Painter’s tape involved).
disclaimer: although Scotch Blue graciously supplied me with this painter’s kit, the opinions I express are 100% mine. Your results may vary.