Simply Spray Tropical Rain Bed Linens

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by Linda Peterson, Simply Spray

Simply Spray Tropical Rain Bed Linens

Don't spend big bucks on designer sheets that you only kinda sorta like! Design the Simply Spray Tropical Rain Bed Linens and you'll have a set of your own that you designed … you can't go wrong!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include the time to completely dry the sheet set after styling. Note that this project is very forgiving, no measuring is needed. You want variations in color and random patterns since this lends itself to the uniqueness of the project. You can achieve great effects by using dishwashing liquid, which acts as a resist. Just note, that you will only see the true effects of the resist after the project has been washed and dried. Download the template for other tips and tricks.
  • 2
    Pillowcases: Place newspaper, cardboard or wax paper inside the pillowcase. Paint two inch wide stripes with dishwashing liquid directly onto the pillow. When finished painting stripes, spray with color of choice (we used Blue Jay). Flip over and spray the back. Sprinkle water lightly onto the back of pillowcase with fingers, creating a raindrop e­ffect. Allow to dry. Wash in washing machine. Dry. When dry, apply acrylic paint of your choice (we used Calypso Blue) to stamp and randomly stamp pattern onto pillow case. You may also lightly spray fabric dye onto the stamp if desired.
  • 3
    Fitted Sheet: Work on small areas at a time (don't worry about the spray paint drying and leaving a line), the colors will blend together using this technique. Stretch corner over a piece of cardboard, secure with clothespins. Sprinkle the area with water. Do not cover entire area with water. Spray fabric with color of choice. Some spots may be lighter than others. Allow to dry for one minute. Lightly sprinkle the area again with water. You will notice that tiny little raindrops will appear. A little water goes a long ways - it's always better to stop when you think you have too little water on the sheet. Move to the next area and repeat the above instructions. Be sure to spray over the line from the last area to blend. Gently sprinkle with water. Repeat this step until the entire sheet has been covered. Place in dryer to dry. Wash in cold water and dry as normal.
  • 4
    Top Sheet: Paint dishwashing liquid onto chunky stamp and stamp as desired over one-third of the sheet. After desired pattern is stamped, Spray with color ending just before your last few stamps. Repeat these steps until you have the entire surface stamped and sprayed. Allow to dry completely. Place in a washer with cold water and wash. Dry completely. When finished, paint Calypso Blue acrylic paint onto stamp of choice and stamp pattern onto sheet.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Simply Spray Soft Fabric Paint 2.5 oz. Blue Jay 100386926 (approximately 3 cans for a twin or full size sheet set; approximately 4 cans for a queen or king size sheet set)
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Calypso Blue 104106651 (4)
  • Cotton or Cotton Blend Sheet Set in White (Your Choice of Size)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Brush Flat 1 104119666
  • Chunky Foam Stamp in Design of Your Choice
  • Dishwashing Liquid
  • Large Piece of Cardboard
  • Newspaper or Wax Paper
  • Loew Cornell Woodsies 24 pc. Spring Clothespins Large 104141460
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