It’s no secret around here that I love fabric painting. My Fabric Painting Tips post that I did last year remains one of the most popular articles on my site to date. I guess everyone is a fan of fabric painting. For me, I think fabric painting, when correctly done, gives a professional look to a handmade item. Unfortunately, I don’t get to fabric paint as much as I would like, so when ILovetoCreate.com offered to send me a box of fabric painting goodies, I said, “Heck, yeah!”. A special thanks to them for supplying the products for today’s project. But even if they had not, this is still a project that I would want to do and showcase to you. Because fabric painting is just plain fun. Today I have an easy painted and stenciled pillow cover project. With the correct supplies and technique, this can be a fun afternoon craft.
- Tulip Pillow Cover
- Tulip Soft Fabric Paint in Chocolate and Celadon
- Tulip Foam Roller
- Tulip Bird Stencil
- Tulip Stencil Adhesive
- Also: plastic tray for paint, painter’s tape for stripes
Begin by taking the canvas pillow cover from the packaging and ironing the wrinkles out of it. I didn’t place cardboard in the pillow cover that I did and I had no paint bleeding, but it may be smart to place one in there just to be safe. Following the directions on the stencil adhesive, apply the stencil to one corner of the pillow cover.
Pour chocolate Tulip Soft Fabric Paint in the tray and cover the foam roller. Apply paint to the stencil.
Let the paint dry for a few minutes, then remove the stencil.
To create the stripes, use painter’s tape to mark off the stripes.
Apply celadon Tulip Soft Fabric Paint to the stripes.
Let dry and remove tape.
Let the paint dry completely before stuffing the cover with your favorite pillow! The canvas is pretty sturdy– heavy enough for indoors or outdoors.
Want to see fabric painting in action? Here’s a quick tutorial on Fabric Painting with Stencils.