Thursday, October 4, 2012

Paint a rug party joy in Rugville

Wait! Before you run away thinking you know how this all ends, let me tell you that there is a nice little surprise at the end.
Scroll on.

Let's recap. First I painted the fabric binding of this seagrass rug a cobalt blue.

Next I planned to use this stencil for the body of the rug in pink.

I mixed two pinks for a light, but not too light pink and added fabric medium for flexibility after drying.
I then sprayed the stencil with adhesive and let it dry for a couple of minutes until tacky as the directions stated. I even thought to myself as the stencil did not seem to stick at all, "Let the swearing begin!"

What the $#%& !!!!?
This looks like pink puppy paw prints.

This is where I stopped. The stencil not adhering made paint squish under it and the design did not work on the highly textured rug.
I was prepared with a Plan B.
Several people seemed to really want me to paint a rug like one of my paintings and I could not envision this

or this

on a rug. 
Instead, I painted a pared down version of this

in different colors.

Behold, plan B. 
It is an 18 x 24 mat so not too big but if you would like to have it, I am giving it away.
For a chance to win it go to my portfolio and choose a favorite painting and Pin it on Pinterest. Come back here and tell me which one you chose. The titles of the paintings can be seen by hovering your mouse on them or clicking the image.
For an additional entry you can "like" Kerry Steele Art on Facebook and let me know in a separate comment. If you have already done so just let me know that too.
Don't forget to check out everyone else's results
I will draw a random winner on Monday October 8.


Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

Glad I am not the only one whose first plan didn't turn out as planned! So cool to see one of your "paintings" in another form!

Kim said...

Fantastic Kerry!!! Your Art Rug is beautiful!! Congrats! xoxo

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

i LOVE IT. This is why everyone wanted to see you do rocks! As much as I would like to win it, it doesn't feel fair. I still liked you on FB, and I will pin, pin, pin.

charmaine said...

Great plan B! So cool.

Unknown said...

Good thinking Kerry! THe hopeless serial DIY'er in me still thinks you can salvage your first rug somehow. Love your painting on the rug!
xo Nancy

Beth Connolly said...

I wanted you to do an abstract to begin with - great plan!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I love it! What a smart and creative idea!!

Unknown said...

Way to turn a lemon into lemonade Kerry! Love that you used an original design and think this would be perfect in a girl's bathroom. Success in my book.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Love it ! (and hope I win it!)
You were so smart in doing what you do BEST!!! It's fabulous!!!!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

I pinned a number of them. They are amazing and would love any one of them in my home.....
My choice and favorite:

The Pink Pagoda said...

LOVE what you did! Genius! I pin your art all the time and it sooooo gets repinned. Everyone loves your work!

pam {simple details} said...

Wow, Kerry, being new to your blog I wasn't familiar with your abstracts! Truly stunning, great to see your passion captured on your rug!

Vel Criste said...

Wow, glad the stencil didn't work out because the one you made free-hand was even better! I salute you for braving on this adventure. Great job!

I love the "To destiny, I bend" -will be perfect for the bedroom!

Lenny Lianne said...

I pinned "Brave Virginia" and I liked you on Facebook already. The mat is bold and playful.

Karena said...

Kerry I have a feeling if I were to do this DIY it would turn out pretty much like your 1st! Love your art rug though!

I am having an amazing Giveaway of Plush Pumpkins from Love Feast!
Art by Karena

Brandy@MAKE+MODEL said...

Wow it looks great. 2nd times a charm I guess. - Brandy@ChateauÀGogo

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Art underfoot! BTW, I pinned one of your pieces the other day, so I'm in!

Kristie said...

Looks like you were prepared to go to Plan B. It turned out great! :)


Puppy paws made me snort! I like how you didn't give up girl!

An Urban Cottage said...

Oh my. I wasn't really paying attention and thought you taped off the binding with blue painter's tape.

I have to wonder how the paint is going to hold up. I would expect it to break up/disintegrate and leave paint dust all over the floor. I'd love to know how using it works out.