Okay, so I started with a very plain doormat.
Then, I cut a bunch of snowflakes out of printer paper. I even noticed that on the front of this printer paper that it now has a paper snowflake. See... they are on to us... they know we don't use a ream of paper for printing anymore. And, if you don't cut snowflakes as often as I do and you forgot how to fold them, here is a little tutorial with some fun cuts that I asked the Mr. to put together a few years ago. He is much better with that sort of thing than I am *wink*
So, I then pinned them all in place.
Then I asked myself... Michelle, could you have picked a worse day to spray paint... and I answered.. yes, I could have. Yesterday it was raining/ snowing. Today is is a warm 30.
Besides, I think those directions on the back of the can are for best results. And I just wanted results.
So I sprayed. And sprayed. And warmed up and sprayed again.
Now, if you are wanting a really BOLD design with loads of contrast, then you would want to pounce and stencil... and it would be mighty frustrating to stencil paper over coir. So, this is the method I chose. If you had a metal or plastic stencil, it would be much easier, and BOLDER. I knew there would be some overspray and it would be a bit softer. I wanted snowflakes. I had paper. This is what I got:
The overspray wasn't too bad... it didn't leak under the paper too much... I used quite a few pins. If you do this, don't spray at an angle, it will muddy your snowflake shapes.
And here it is all happy in front of my door. Sort of a faded Fairisle Sweater/ Nordic look. Now, I need to get to decorating the rest of this house (still not clean!) Okay, I am off to work on our Advent calender... something I have been planning since this summer, yet did not really start it until tonight! I have some ideas though *wink*
bye for now!