Our studio remodel is just about finished (yay!), and the latest addition is this set of glue batik curtains. I think they add a lot to the space — color, character, art! We're all thrilled with how they turned out. I initially wanted to buy canvas roller shades that we could decorate with glue batik, but couldn't find any in our price range that fit these windows. So instead I sewed some simple shades out of white canvas. Don't look too closely; they're not perfect.
The curtains were very much a joint project between Maia and me (with a few touches added by Daphne). We both did the glue design using Elmer's blue gel glue and then painted them together with watered-down acrylic paints.
We spread the curtains out on our splat mat before painting because the acrylic paint tends to soak through the fabric.
Here Daphne's adding some paint to a curtain (before painting her feet and hands). After the paint dried I put the curtains in a tub of hot water then scrubbed off the softened glue with a brush, leaving white lines and designs in the paint where the glue was.
The curtains are hung with simple tension rods. So easy!
These curtains are not as ideal as roller shades since they can't just roll up out of the way. For now I'm pinning up a corner when they are not in use, but it's not a perfect solution and not quite as attractive this way.
But I DO love these shades! Here are a couple of up-close photos:
They add a lot of fun to our studio!