How I took a standard cloth shower curtain and made it into a one-of-a-kind work of art is detailed in this article.I began with a standard white cotton curtain for the bathroom shower. Diamond textured weave isn’t a deal breaker, but. Now that I’ve decided to paint moustaches on my shower curtain, I need to locate a suitable template. I looked everywhere, but there just weren’t enough moustaches in the correct sizes. After much deliberation, I opted to sketch them on my own. Mustaches are symmetrical, so I just had to sketch half of each one. I made a moustache outline on paper and then chopped it in half.
To create the second half, I traced the cut-out half, turned it over, centred it, and traced again.
I traced the moustaches onto the paper side of the contact paper after cutting them out of card stock.
To prevent paint from seeping through, I left a large margin of contact paper around each moustache.
I used the contact paper as a stencil and cut out the moustaches.
To prevent paint from seeping through the shower curtain and onto the floor, I laid a plastic drop cloth on the ground.
I was going to use painter’s tape to mark out a grid on the floor so I could line up my moustaches neatly, but it turned out that the creases in the shower curtain from packaging were the right size and shape for my purposes.
I removed the backing from the contact paper and adhered the adhesive side to the shower curtain, where I could then position my stencil.
I pounced (dabbed) the paint onto the stencil with a foam brush until the moustache was no longer visible.
In order to keep my paints contained and to have somewhere to wipe off my sponge brush, I utilised a paper plate.
Each stencil served me well throughout the process.
In order to avoid getting paint on my hands or the shower curtain while laying down the next row, I removed the stencil from the contact paper as soon as I was done with it and put it aside for approximately half an hour to dry completely between uses.
If you’ve ever gotten paint on your clothing, you know it won’t come out in the wash, so I used a latex interior paint instead.
This is the end of our lesson.
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There were three instalments to my bathroom renovation.
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