Friday, June 29, 2018

How to Make a Rug!

I have a rug addiction.  I have them rolled up in my storage, folded under beds and layered under other rugs because there just isn't any more room for them!  Because of this obsession AND the financial hit I take when I press the ADD TO CART button, I decided to see if I could make a rug from scratch.  Something colorful that would appeal to my boho heart and wouldn't break the bank.  Behold my Gel Pressed rug!  A little paint, cotton fabric and 99c store rubber mats and BAM!!!!  I have a rug!  Remember to see if you can make something first and always try to 
Make Your Mark!  
I'm floored!
Love this mix of colors!

Watch how to make it here!
STUFF I USED
Americana Acrylic Paints
Gel Press and brayer
Dollar Store Rubber Floor Mats
White cotton fabric
Heavyweight/Heavyduty fabric

 HERE'S HOW
1.  Cut 8" x 10" pieces of cotton fabric
*Make sure you cut enough pieces to cover the size of rug you're making
2. & 3.  Add lighter colors of Americana Acrylic paint to the Gel Press and use your brayer to 
spread it evenly
4.  Press the cotton fabric on the Gell Press
5.  Place the Rose Mandala Impressable on the Gel Press
6. Add some darker color to the Rose Mandala with a brayer
7.  Pick up the rose design with the printed fabric pieces 
8.  Cut your heavy duty fabric about 2" larger than the finished rug you want to make
9.  Cut out the rose mandala squares 
10.  Use the Minwax Polycrylic to adhere the Gel Pressed rose mandala 
pieces to the heavy duty fabric
11.  Add 4 more coats of the Minwax Polycrylic to the rug letting each coat dry for about 
15 minutes between coats
12. & 13.  Cut the dollar store foam rubber mats to fit on the underside of the rug
and adhere them with E-6000 Fabri-Fuse
14. Fold the rug edges over the foam rubber mat and glue it in place with 
more E-6000 Fabri-Fuse
15. & 16.  Glue fringe to the edges with more Fabri-Fuse  
Rug-a-licious!

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