(Closed) Question About DIY Parasol…Please look!!

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
279 posts
Helper bee
  • 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
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

They look great. I hope it works out.

Post # 5
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

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
2889 posts
Sugar bee

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 # 8
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
250 posts
Helper bee

what was the exact website…would love to order some?


and did it work when you folded it?



Post # 11
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1990

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
250 posts
Helper bee

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
824 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club

Love how it looks! Hope you’re able to close it once you get home.

Post # 14
250 posts
Helper bee

anyone else try this…?


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