Good morning everyone,
Imagine the surprise I had this morning when I logged on
to this blog
the Painted Pillows post was
(missing in action),
gone, vanished, no where to be found...
So, what did I do ?
this post was linked to several parties out there
Well, I am rewriting the post
then I have to try to mend the links
what a fun day this will be....
on to the Painted Pillows...
I had been seeing all over blog land how people were
painting on drop clothes to make
I had been wanting to try it
my granddaughters and I decided to go for it....
They love playing with crafty projects...
this one is super simple ...
First I cut some pillow tops from the drop cloth
(I get mine at Lowe's and wash them before I use them)
I cut tops in 16"x16" and 11"x16".
Then I ironed them so they were as smooth as possible to paint on.
Next, you must decide what
you want to paint on them
whether you are going to use
a stencil, a stamp, or freehand it...
Then, select your paint...
We used craft paint, house paint, paint pens and sharpies..
They all work quite well,
go on smoothly
do not bleed....
( Now if you are using a different fabric - I would test a small piece
for bleeding before I started on the main piece.
I would also probably
mix a little fabric medium - found in the craft paint section of any craft store
to make the paint a little more pliable and softer...)
I chose this beachy stencil with little sail boats
in a row....
I placed a piece of painters tape down to make a straight line
to follow ....
This is where I placed the bottom edge of the boats to stencil.
Then I just taped the stencil in place at the top
to hold it steady
began to dab paint onto the stenciled areas
with a paint brush...
Very simple - goes on nicely...
To progress in a row I just moved the stencil
down and retaped it lining it up with the painters tape
the last boats stenciled.
A lot of stencils have little dots to line up but these do not
an "eye-balling" is called for here...
Then I added some little yellow stars between the boats.
I outlined each star with a sharpie
highlighted each sail with white craft paint...
All that's left is letting it dry,
sewing and stuffing
You have this sweet little beachy pillow
to place on your
new beachy bedding...
So simple, so cute and just what I was wanting...
That's it for today
I now have to try to go patch up my links
wish me luck...
get out there and create something you love.....
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