Just for sake of conversation, let’s say that you are making over a blank slate into an imagination room.
And let’s say the blank slate has gray wood floors.
What’s a imagination room maker to do with all that gray wood?
Paint it with diamonds, of course.
But not just ordinary diamonds. Not the kind that look like two triangles put together. Because why in the world would you put simple diamonds on the floor when you can create jewels like the kind Marilyn Monroe wore?
And then what if you took the diamonds that look like jewels, not ordinary diamonds and transformed them into a pattern to look like flowers?
Could it happen?
Would it be possible?
This is the imagination room after all. 🙂
To paint diamonds that look like jewels that look like flowers on the floor….
….you need to start with a template.
We made it out of craft paper and cut it 36″ in all directions with squared off sides.
(painting tip: If you start with a large template like this for a project, it’s easier to picture the overall look of the pattern in the space).
Next, we added little pieces of FrogTape at all the edges to see how the flowers should be placed on the floor.
Here’s a look at our flowers after they were taped.
See the diamonds?
There are six of them making up each flower with all the points meeting in the middle.
(total aside: that reminded me of an old country song about meeting in the middle ‘neath the old oak tree).
Here’s the measurements for each of the diamond flowers.
The entire diamond jewel flower measures approximately 36″ wide. Also, each of the individual diamonds are 12″ from the tip to the first angle.
There’s also an additional 5″ of angle to create the top of the diamond and then 7″ across the top of the diamond.
In addition, we used a template for the angles to meet at the center point to guide us when we taped.
Each diamond has an angle of 60 degrees.
We made an angle template from a piece of craft paper to ensure the angles were all the same size.
After we taped off the diamonds and they were all in place on the floor, it was time to paint.
Enter hours of seventh grade gossip and expert painting helpers.
The mini-thistles chose coral as a color theme and so we painted the diamonds three different colors.
SW 6619 Sockeye
SW 6620 Rejuvenate
SW 7589 Habanero Chile
The floor is also painted SW 7655 Stamped Concrete.
And three coats later of paint and “As the Seventh Grade Turns” the floor looked like this.
Flowers and jeweled diamonds.
They go together like shoo bop she wadda wadda.
Here’s a sneak peek of what it looked like when we pulled off the tape.
But the rest?
You’ll have to wait a little longer for the rest of the room.
I can promise you this. In this imagination room….
….diamonds truly were a girl’s best friend. 🙂
disclaimer: This post was sponsored by FrogTape.
All thoughts and opinions on FrogTape and diamonds and flowers are my own.
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