Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Painting a tent - Take two

Once upon a time I bought a tent (by mistake - I know - who'd have thought) on ebay. And because it was cheap and old and tatty and canvas, I decided to try painting it, as a test. It turned out brilliantly (read all about that here) and so I was keen to try it again with a better tent. I sold my lovely painted Barry and decided to paint up Wilfred, while leaving the new 'Lord Lichfield' bare. (Lords like that sort of thing I think)

lichfield two man pyramid tent
Lord Lichfield

I allowed DD to choose the theme this time. And she chose Japan. It's not perfect, but we are not artists! We opted for a panorama of snow capped mountains, a cherry blossom tree and a pagoda. A general consensus decided we needed some swallows too.

painting a cabanon 4 man pyramid tent with fabric paints
Some Rushes at the foot of the North Mountain

painting a cabanon 4 man pyramid tent with fabric paints
The Cherry Tree
painting a cabanon 4 man pyramid tent with fabric paints
DD painting the pagoda
We painted everything free hand, no stencils. And we used fabric paints from YellowMoon and some Fabsil to double check it would stay waterproof (this worked brilliantly last time.
 
painting a cabanon 4 man pyramid tent with fabric paints
Pagoda
painting a cabanon 4 man pyramid tent with fabric paints
The swallows

The tent had it's first post-painting outing at the Curious Arts Festival, where it withstood a small shower with ease, and this weekend will be coming to Camp Bestival with us. I also bought some Japanese themed bunting...

painting a cabanon 4 man pyramid tent with fabric paints

Do say 'Hi' if you spot us at the tent!