By Berenice Marechal. Curtains. Published at Friday, April 19th, 2019 - 17:42:28 PM.
Light is diffused through sheer/light fabrics and we can therefore use this principle to create a wonderful ambiance within a room. Silk organza or muslin will be ideal fabrics to use but you could also create amazing unconventional window dressings with sari fabric, netting or lace. Browse around at flea markets, thrift stores or garage sales and you’ll be amazed at what you can find that can inspire you to create striking designs for your windows.
1 x awl (this is a pointed instrument for piercing holes through fabric, leather or wood etc. any art and craft store should stock them). Keep in mind light cool colors open a space and deep dark colors make the space appear smaller, this would also apply to the color of curtains that you choose to use so based on your decor and where you are placing the curtain choose your colors wisely.
There are many variations on the embellishments that you could use. Feathers work really well and so do mirrors, bearing in mind that feathers would have to be stitched onto the curtain and mirrors will have to be glued on. NB When gluing on the mirrors first glue a piece of fabric onto the back of the mirror, then glue the mirror onto the curtain; this will create traction between the mirror and the curtain, enabling the mirror to stick easily. Also, use glue that will become transparent once it has dried, impasto gel is extremely effective when used as glue for this type of application.
Next, I will explain to you step-by-step how to create your own embellished romantic rose (organza) curtain, you will need the following. 2 x organza curtains (preferably with tab tops, these are generally readily available at curtain stores, be sure to measure the width and length of your window to ensure that the curtains will fit, alternatively, you can actually purchase organza fabric and fit them to the window yourself.
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