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  • Going dotty--thanks a lot, Kim!

    Needed a bed for my "furniture suite" and figured it was a good time to try out those fabric paints that I bought with a 50% off coupon at Michael's. I really meant to use them for a decorated cake box, but I haven't had a chance to get the thick maple I needed.

    So, here it is--the dotty decorated bed box!
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    How kewl is that?
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
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    • #3
      Ho lee cow........that beddie bed is so sweeeet. Are you sure you and Kim not related?
      Now you have made my to do list so much longer. Awesome job Carole.
      Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.


      • #4
        OMG, soooooooo cute!! Fabric paints are now on my shopping list.
        Love that bed box!

        Nancy in AZ
        A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!


        • #5
          Great job Carole.
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          • #6
            Glad you all like it--it's certainly different from my usual stuff.

            Kim's advice about using the paint was very helpful. The only thing I did differently was to use tiny parchment cake decorating bags to get a finer dot than the container's tip allowed. Those little bags are made from parchment triangles and can be used without metal tips--you just cut a tiny bit of the point off.

            Kim said to finish things off with a coat of lacquer after everything's dried up well, so I'll do that in a day or so. I gave it a coat of lacquer before I began, and that didn't seem to keep the paint from adhering well.

            And Gloria, how about dressing up some of your bows with dotted borders or just polka dot ribbons? I used to pipe icing dots and borders on gumpaste loops and tails. If I get a chance, I'll give it a try, unless you beat me to it!

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            • #7
              I get nice little paint dots using tooth picks!


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