Saturday, 21 March 2015

Easter Placemats!

Rabbit Placemats

By Natalie Wyatt 

 Made with "Pebeo Setacolour Paints"

Hello beautiful blog watchers!

I have for you today a very easy and repeatable Easter idea to liven up some place-mats or make some especially for the occasion. :)

 What you will need:

  • Stencil Print Out
  • "Inhabit" by Ladelle - Place-mat and Napkin Set (Yellow)
  • Pebeo Setacolour Paints
    • White
    • Rose Bengale
  • Scissors
  • Canson Coloured Card (White)
  • Water
  • Paintbrush (Princeton)
  • Graphite Pencil
  • Tissues
  • Paint Roller
All of the above items can be sourced from Spotlight Stores.

Black is optional if you would like to add eyes.

Here is the stencil for you to print out.

My version was roughly 12.5 cm tall from the lowest point to the highest.

First of all, you will need to cut out the black Rabbit Stencil.

Try to be as precise as possible for the best shape.

Take a piece of white Canson coloured card.

Outline the stencil on the card.

Start cutting the stencil from the middle, we want to have a complete piece of paper around the edges.
You will need to make a hole with a sharp object in the middle to allow the scissors to break through.
I used an etching point to break a hole.

For those who are more experienced, you can use a Stanley knife and cutting board.

Cut out a chunk from the middle so it's easier to cut the edges.

You should now have a complete stencil!
I cut my Rabbit with space around the edges so I could use my roller without getting paint rolling off the paper.

Position the stencil on your place-mat.

Using the Princeton brush, start applying the paint to the roller.

Cover as much of the roller as possible.

Start rolling over your image.

You may have to roll both up and across to completely cover the place-mat.

Remove the stencil carefully.

You may want to touch up any areas you missed with the brush.
You can use all sorts of colour and mix them to create gradients. As you can see above, a tinge of blue creates a purple depth on the right-hand side.

Using a smaller Princeton brush, apply the white paint.

You can do this step while the paint is a little wet to create the pink tinge, or wait until it's completely dry to achieve the strong white colour.

Fill in the small space on the tail.

Paint the ear.

Now the whiskers.

And finally the nose!

Now you are ready to iron. 

 Make sure you leave a day for the paint to fully dry before ironing. 

I used an ironing cloth over the paint the first few times and the finished it off with just the iron.

Iron the place-mat on a medium setting and iron both the back and front.

You are now ready to use your place-mat!

Hand washing or Eco-setting washing is the best way to clean the mats.

I repeated the series very easily as well. You can always add grass or any other fanciful additions!

Setting suggestion below.

Please send us your work or anything that you create! Thanks for watching!
Natalie Wyatt
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