Monday, July 18, 2016

French bedroom, pretty in pink

The French bedroom walls are finally done after much procrastinating, including trying out several different papers. Although I really loved the old French tapestry design I finally had to admit that it's just not right for this room. It was a bit like falling in love with a beautiful pair of shoes that just won't fit no matter how much you squeeze and wriggle, eventually you have to put them back on the shelf. I might use it here in bed wear or other furnishings but maybe it'll just have to wait for another project.

This paper came out of the printer looking much too fresh and clean but a few layers of various strengths of tea brushed and dabbed on soon took care of that, and a bit of deconstruction and layering never hurts ... 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Printing aubusson rugs

Many thanks to everyone who has taken the time to comment on my French bedroom wall covering dilemma. While I contemplate my next move on that I've been printing aubusson rugs, not on fabric as I usually do but on A4 canvas sheets. The texture is great and it's easier (and generally cheaper) than printing on treated fabric sheets.

The canvas sheets should be available in most art and craft supply stores either in packs or pads. Some printers may balk at the canvas sheet at first but you can often overcome this if you set the Printer Properties to Photo (I used Best Photo setting for these).

If you are looking for images try Google or a search on Pinterest. Give it a try and have fun! 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

French bedroom - decisions, decisions

I'm plagued with indecision today :( I want to get the French apartment bedroom walls done but I'm wavering between the wallpaper as mocked up in the top pic and bare walls painted in a cream similar to the dining room (bottom right) ... and then there's yet another option of the wallpaper on the back wall and cream painted side walls...

Feel free to share your opinion!

 In the meantime maybe I should just go and play with the exterior.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Giveaway winner!

Congratulations Catherine (Kilmouski & Me), you are the winner of my blog Followers draw. Can you please email me. 

Thanks so much to everyone who played along, a pity there can be only one winner because you're all appreciated.