Stencil Designs Give Plain Pillows A Dose of Personality
Good morning, my Cutting Edge Stencils friends. Do you have plain white pillows that need to be dressed up? A pretty stencil pattern can instantly add a dose of personality and style to any accent pillow. We’re are excited to share a painted pillow project using the Roses Allover Stencil that is sure to inspire. Remember to pin now, so you can complete it later!
We’d like to welcome back Anam, the creative DIYer and furniture makeover queen behind the blog Delicious and DIY. Anam continues to impress us with her colorful and crafty DIY projects. This time she decided to tackle a plain white pillow cover. Here is what the pillow looked like before its makeover.
This little white pillow cover was about to be given a dose of personality and pattern. Anam had browsed our stencil patterns and fell in love with the Roses Allover Stencil. This floral stencil pattern can put romantic and feminine twist on any simple home decorating accessory.
Anam removed the pillow insert from the cover. She placed the white cover on a flat surface and then positioned the flower stencil pattern on the top. Be sure to put a piece of cardboard inside the cover to catch any paint bleed. Then she painted the pattern using DecoArt SoSoft fabric paints in Indian Turquoise and Lavender using a stencil brush.
If you’re trying to recreate this, pour your fabric paint onto a foam plate or paint tray. Dip your stencil brush into the paint. Brush off the excess paint onto your folded paper towel until the brush looks almost dry. The key to stenciling is using as little paint as possible. Too much paint will cause the design to bleed and smudge. Painter’s tape can help hold the stencil in place. If you need to reposition the stencil to complete the design, simply pick it up, align it, and continue painting the pattern.
Once it’s dry, then place your pillow into the cover. Are you ready to see how pretty her stenciled pillow looks now? Here is her Roses stenciled pillow! Anam commented, ” I love how it turned out.”
After she completed the pretty rose pattern, she felt the opposite of the pillow could use a splash of pattern. She chose to mix it up and use the Kashmir Mandala Stencil. She positioned the Mandala stencil on the corner and followed the same stenciling technique. She said, ” Now I have two different patterns on the same pillow. And I love it.”
If you were impressed by this, be sure to visit Delicious and DIY to see the rest of Anam’s creative projects.
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Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew