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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

steps

  1. 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.

  2. Shake bottles well.

  3. 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).

  4. Let the runner dry for at least 72 hours; you can help speed up the curing process by using as iron or dryer.

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