Post # 1
So, I got these parasols from the Oriental Trading Company and I am trying to color in Thank You on them. I stenciled in the letters but now, I used a highlighter to color it in. The color was bleeding all over the place. I went to an art supply store and bought some acrylic and some paint and tried to paint it. I think it EVEN LOOKS worse than the highlighter. I am so frustrated. Tracing and stenciling seemed like such a breeze but now I’m so ugghhhh!!!! Help please….
Post # 3
Oh no! What kinds of paper is the parasol made of? Maybe bring them in to the art store and have them look at it and suggest a paint that may work better. Or maybe cut the words out with a craft knife and glue them on. Sorry I don’t have experience in this so…
Post # 4
maybe just paint the whole parasol? i dont know, but i do agree on taking it into the art store and see if it can be salvaged.
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Post # 6
@julies1949: I actually read those tutorials before I started. No help at all 🙁
Post # 7
Sounds like the type of paper the parasol is made of is the problem. I got my parasol from ebay and used a sharpie instead of paint. Since you have one that you’re alrwady not happy with, I suggest testing paints/markers on that to see if the bleeding issue persists. I was suprised that the sharpie didn’t bleed all over, did a small bit, but not enough to notice. Here’s my post: