Sometimes there are things that I don’t share on the blog. Like how (in a moment that can only be described as insanity) I took BC’s truck and drove to IKEA and came home with a couch because my kids are disgusting and I NEEDED something that could go in the washer RIGHT THAT SECOND. And my poor unsuspecting husband was sitting at football practice the whole time.
So, the couch needed pillows. I bought a bunch of delightful aqua linen on clearance several years back. If it looks familiar, it’s because I’ve used it a couple of times for pillows in my family room (see here and here). I decided that this was also the perfect excuse to try a few more of the products in the Martha Stewart Crafts Decorative Paint Line.
For this project, I wanted a subtle tone on tone look, so I used the craft paint in Sea Lavender (which is not lavender). I also used the Arabesque laser cut stencil, the tintable fabric medium, as well as a stencil brush and the specialty sponges. ***The stencil brush provided a much more even application. Don’t bother with the sponges.***
I centered my design on the pillow fronts and got to work. One coat was plenty and the stencil covered all but the very edges of my pillow fronts. I used binder clips to make sure the fabric didn’t blow away whilst it was drying.
Once the paint was dry, I heat set and assembled my pillow covers with a simple envelope back.
Since I already had the fabric and the pillow forms and the paints, this project was basically free. Good thing, since I just bought a couch.
Have you tried painting/stenciling on fabric?
How’d it go?
What’d you make?