Post # 1
Hi Bees! I’m awaiting the delivery of my paper parasol for one of my many DIY projects and I’m seeking info from those of you who have done this project already.
I’m assuming acrylic paint will work just fine, but I’m afraid it may crack when you close the parasol. Any info out there that this happens or what other kind of paint you used? Also, if anyone has a template they want to send me that would be sweet! I hear that it’s a bit of a pain trying to find the perfect size. Thanks ladies!!!
Post # 4
Any bees have comments here? Saw a post about using a sharpie instead of paint, but concerned it will bleed on the rice paper…..
Post # 5
What is a Thank You Parasol? It is hard to give feedback when we are not sure what it really is you are trying to achieve-can you describe it a little?
Post # 6
I suggest using fabric paint. As far as the template goes, you might try seeing if Michaels and/or Joanns has any stencils that would work. The other option would be to get some tracing paper and make your letters in Word, then trace over them after you get the size you want. When you ordered the parasol, the description should have told you what the diameter of the parasol is, so you could start working on that now while you are waiting. Just lay your examples on a table or other flat surface to see if the size will be okay. You may have to adjust after you get the parasol though. You will probably want to carefully tack/tape the letters to teh parasol to get the look you want.
I would use a 1/4″ brush to paint over the the letters after you have traced them onto the parasol.
Post # 7
These tutorials might help you:
DIY Painted Parasol
You could probably use acrylic paint or sharpie but fabric paint sounds fine too.