I had these pillows that I bought at Ikea with their linen covers. I like them but they are so boring, and just, well, white. Why not stencil some dandelions on them? Stenciled pillows are an easy afternoon project that can dress up a room. Here is how to stencil a pillow cover.
The boring before pillows:
What kind of paint do you use to stencil a pillow cover?
I like to use textile or fabric paints OR use Shiva paint sticks. Acrylic paints don’t dry as soft and can make the fabric stiff. Always follow the directions with the paint to set the paint on the fabric. Most require heat setting so that the paint is permanent on the fabric. Then the pillow cover can be cleaned and your design will be intact. Shiva paint sticks are oil based and need time to be be permanent.
Can I stencil on upholstery fabrics?
Yes! If the upholstery fabric has a lot of surface texture, like a cut velvet or wide corduroy, you’ll want to make sure to dab the paint very carefully with a smaller brush to make sure you get the paint into the crevices of the fabric and try hard not to shift the stencil while applying the paint.
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