I wanted to do try my hand at Painted Striped Curtains! I needed to do 6 panels in total so Measuring out every single curtain seemed like it would take FOREVER! After talking to Mallory about she came up with a great idea… use FREEZER PAPER!
BEST IDEA EVER!
To start this project here is what you will need:
- I got THESE 98 inch curtains from Ikea (I love them because they are heavy weight and cheap!)
- Latex Paint ( I used about a 1/4 of a gallon for 4 panels)
- Textile Medium (I used a 8oz bottle for 4 panels, you can get it at any craft store by the acrylic paint.)
- Paint roller (don’t use the foam roller, because it does not have great coverage)
- Freezer Paper
- Tape Measure
1. You are going to want to first cut the freezer paper. Lay out your curtain and lay your freezer paper over the curtain to get the length right. Make sure you go a little longer then the curtain so when you iron on the freezer paper on the whole stripe of the curtain is covered!
After you cut 3 sheets of freezer paper, you will want to fold a sheet in half then cut where your fold is.
Now you should have six 9-inch strips.
2. Now its time to Iron! I set my iron to the cotton setting.
(These measurements are for a 98 inch curtain)
Start at the top of the curtain,
Lay out the first strip and then iron on.
Measure 9 inches then start the next strip.
Repeat the process until you get to the bottom of the curtain.
3. After all the freezer paper strips are ironed on you are ready for paint!
Note: The paint will soak through the curtain so put paper down before you paint.
4. I added a little bit of textile medium to soften up the latex paint.
The painted stripes were a little stiff but it feels more like outdoor fabric. It was a lot softer then I thought it would be.
5. Start to paint!
At first I was using a brush for the edges and then the roller for inside of the stripes, but that took a while. Then, I used a roller for the whole stripe and it cut the time in half. I ended up being able to paint a stripe in about 4 minutes. Make sure you do a good coat of paint. (I had to repaint my first curtain because there were white patches where the paint did not cover well.)
Peel up the freezer paper before the paint dries!
I am beyond happy with the outcome!
These black and white curtains are for my sister Scarlett! I will be showing you my curtains soon!
I choose a fun color for my stripes to match my new pillows!
What do you think about using freezer paper?!
Have you used freezer paper for any projects/crafts?