Watercolor Table Runner
No paintbrush required! There's a secret trick to capturing the soft, luminous effect of watercolor. Here, we used it to give a plain white table runner a springtime makeover -- now it's awash in airy hues.
Photography: Mike Krautter
Source: Martha Stewart
- Spray bottles
- Table runner (natural fibers such as cotton or linen work best)
Fill spray bottles with one-part fabric medium and two-parts satin paint. Add water and adjust color as needed by adding more fabric medium and satin paint with the same 1:2 ratio.
Shake bottles well.
With one color at a time, spray broad "strokes" across the runner, in varying sections. Allow colors to layer and blend with each other. (Tip: Spray down the runner with water until slightly damp before spraying paint).
Let the runner dry for at least 72 hours; you can help speed up the curing process by using as iron or dryer.