As a seamstress I’m asked to create everything from wedding dresses to custom cosplay. Fine details bring together a look and may require a bit of fabrication. Working on multiple projects at a time can quickly get messy that is why I want to share with you my tried and true small painting table prep tips.
This will literally take you 5 minutes to put together. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Paper towels
- Craft paper/freezer paper (Freezer paper has a coating that can protect your table from spills and can be found at any grocery store.)
- Sectioned kid plate
- Water (cup or spray bottle)
- Paint Brushes
- Jar or can
- Bead tweezers
- Your paint of choice
Depending on the item to be painted always start with a clean flat area with good ventilation.
- Cover an area at least three times the size of your project with your paper of choice.
- An old kid’s plate is my preferred palate for crafting. Most sections can acommidate foam brushes or even a small paint roller. Squeeze your prefered colors onto the plate.
- These brushes are my go to brushes for any project. One foam brush, a beveled stiff horse hair brush, and fine detailing brush.
- Water is a staple for any painting project, but consider a spray bottle as well. Spray a small stack of paper towels for easy brush clean up.
- A can or a jar is used as a mini pedistal for hands free turning and detailing.
- Use the bead tweezers to grip small items like jewelry with minimal handling.
- Always have paper towels on hand.
Let me know how you prep your table.Tags: crafting, painting, project prep