Another lockdown, another lockdown project! This time, I wanted to brighten up our games room by zshushing up some plain curtains with brightly coloured meeples. Read on to find out how I created these fabric paint meeple curtains with a homemade stamp.
You will need:
- craft foam
- pva glue
- scissors or scalpel to cut out the foam
- masking tape
- fabric paint
- paint brush or roller to spread the paint
- curtains / material
To create the stamp, I (full disclosure – my husband did this bit as he’s a lot better with the scalpel than I am!) cut a large meeple shape out of the craft foam and then stuck it to a square of chunky cardboard using the pva glue. I added a loop of masking tape to the back of the cardboard to form a handle. I made four of these for the four different colours I wanted.
Once the glue was dried, I used a paintbrush to apply the fabric paint to the stamps. The stamps worked best when they were fully loaded with paint to the edge.
Then I applied the stamp to the plain curtains in a random pattern at the bottom of the curtains with a few “tumbling” meeples dropping in. I’m super happy with these meeple curtains now hanging in our games room.