ADDING TO THE BASKET
Brighten up baskets with these designs
You will need
belly baskets Masking tape paintbrushes Circular foam brush Chalk paint in pink, blue and green
1 BRUSH down the baskets with a slightly damp cloth to remove any dust. Allow to dry fully.
2 FOR THE POLKA-DOT BASKET, use a circular foam brush and dip it into the blue paint, making sure the foam pad has an even coverage. press the foam brush onto the basket and gently lift away to reveal the dot. Fill in any patches later with a paintbrush. Continue dotting the brush all over the basket in a random pattern.
3 FOR THE SWISHES BASKET, use a mediumsize flat brush with a squaredoff end. dip into the green paint so there’s a generous amount on the top. brush on in a sweeping motion to create the curved lines. Go over the swishes a couple of times to so the shape edges are defined.
4 FOR THE ZIGZAG BASKET, use masking tape to create the triangles at the top. The basket will have a natural centre point running around the middle, so make sure the base of the triangles fall on this line. With a wide brush, use the pink paint to cover the bottom half of the basket up to the tape. don’t flood your brush. once touch dry, remove the paint and allow to dry fully.