Post # 1
Here’s the deal… I made my own parasol.
And now I need to know if I can actually close it back up or if the paint will crack.
I used acrylic paint and it has been dry for over a week now.
Have any of you made one?? What happened when you closed it up?
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2010 - Victorian Gardens of Two Sisters
I’m sorry, I don’t have an answer for you. Is the parasol made of a tissue type paper? Maybe you can get some tissue and paint it with the same paint. After it dries well, move it around and fold it a bit to see if the paint will crack on that.
It looks great, though! Did you use a stencil?
Post # 4
They look great. I hope it works out.
Post # 5
you should be able to close it up, what type of tape did you use? the ones that i have are able to be opened and closed.
Post # 6
The parasol looks really good. I don’t think you made the parasol, just painted on it. That is the basis on which I will answer. i use acrylic paint all the time. Although I can’t recall folding anything, it generally has a rubery texture thus I think you should be fine to fold it without worrying about cracks. If anything, it may be too thick to fold and cause your paper to wrinkle oddly or rip, depending on how many coats you used. Maybe you could try closing it and open it a day later if it is fine, reclose but if it was damaged, you will have time to touchup the paint or tape (from the underside) a rip. Good luck, it looks great!
Post # 7
Hey guys… I didn’t make it!! I used Mrs. Spring Roll’s tutorial and ordered it from Pearl River. The website description says it is made of rice paper with a bamboo handle.
It seems to have a type of coating on it and I think it’s pretty durable. I’m not concerned about the paper ripping, I’m just worried that if the paint cracks and I have to touch it up it might not look so good.
I only used one coat of black acrylic.
Post # 8
It looks great to me! Even if it has to be touched up, the black could be photoshopped smoother. Nobody would really notice in the long run. Maybe you can just hang it upside down from a ceiling? =P
Post # 9
what was the exact website…would love to order some?
and did it work when you folded it?
Post # 10
@tampamom – the website is Pearl River and I ordered the Special Designer Color Paper Parasol, 32 inches. It was $11.50, but you can get the same size and paper in white on their for $5.50 I think?? The colored ones just cost more.
I haven’t folded it yet. It’s at my house, and I’m at my apartment at school now, so sometime soon I will. I’ll definitely let you all know how it goes though.
Post # 11
My suggestion if it cracks is that you should try acrylic washes, meaning instead of using a thick or undiluted application, you water it down and apply it in layers. If you water it down too much it may bleed a lot on that type of paper, but staining the paper rather than painting it might work a lot better. Ink would be perfect but it might bleed too much.
Post # 12
saw them at many stores for as much as 140 online….
you saved a great amount and it looks great~
can’t wait to try this project with my daughter
Post # 13
- Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club
Love how it looks! Hope you’re able to close it once you get home.