Sunday, December 30, 2012

Looking Forward

Getting ready to welcome 2013.   This floor cloth was inspired by another quilt design.  I love quilts, but would rather paint than stitch.

21/4'X 4' floor cloth - heritage red, black and bread basket make up the colors of this quilt inspired floor cloth.

Floor cloths are very durable, easy to clean and pet friendly. They are a wonderful way to add more art to your you can walk on. I personally use floor cloths in most rooms of my home, including under the kitchen table. They all still look great!

I use a heavy weight canvas that I prepare for paint by preshrinking the fabric and hemming with mitered corners. These floor cloths lay flat.

I prim both sides of floor cloth and add two coats of base color to decorated side. Sanding is done between coats and finally the design is painted. After paint cures I apply several coats of polyurethane to both sides. This will protect from moisture and traffic. The finishing touch is rubbing on and buffing off some Johnson's floor wax for extra protection.

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