Are you sick of the arrows yet?
Do you remember those pre-arrow days with great fondness?
Before Paint and PicMonkey and Picasa…..when all the pictures on the blog were footloose and arrow-free.
And now I have the nerve to add borders.
All in the endless quest to write the perfect tutorial.
Sailcloth Shower Curtain Tutorial
Red Cotton fabric from Wal-mart (the thicker the better)
White Shower Curtain
Random bunches of grapevine to take pictures on
Take red fabric and drape it over a wooden box in your dining room.
Take a picture.
Because you wanted to.
Even though is has absolutely nothing to do with this tutorial other than the light was just so beautiful and the fabric was so….well….so red. And you were trying different focus options to get the clearest shot and this picture just made you smile.
Next, remove red fabric draped over box and proceed to step 2.
Print out extremely large numbers on your computer in Ariel Bold.
These were printed at 700 x.
Cut out numbers and photograph them on grapevine.
Because printed numbers photographed on the table just aren’t the same.
And because you have been pinning photo props on Pinterest in your quest to be a highly sought after grapevine numbers photographer.
Take your 700x Bold Ariel Font numbers and trace them with a sharpie.
Because when you traced them frontwards….the sharpie showed.
And even though you tried to fray the sharpie off the edges.
You still knew it was there.
And the little bits of sharpie that still showed even after you tried to fray the edges took on the proportions of the Empire State Building lit up red white and blue for the fourth of July.
Backwards is so much more sharpieless.
Cut out the numbers.
And then pin them onto the white shower curtain.
I pinned them diagonally.
To create the impression that I had just ripped the sail off a sailboat.
And hung it up as a shower curtain in the bathroom.
And so it would look like this without spending the $100.
Pin the numbers onto the shower curtain.
Stitch a one-inch border in contrasting thread.
Fray the edges.
And hang shower curtain and liner on nickel-plated hooks.
Total cost if you would have bought it online: $100.00.
Total cost for project: $16.93.
For less than the cost of a movie, popcorn and a box of thin mints.
And I’ll throw in the arrows for free