Adding pillows into your decor is a great way to add texture, tie in accent colours and creates a comfy vibe in your space. Did you know that you can inexpensively make your own pillows using Dixie Belle Paint that look like you purchased them out of a designer store? Here is how you can easily create your own blended stenciled pillow.
Iron your pillow cover to remove any wrinkles.
Unzip your pillow cover and place a piece of wax paper inside to avoid any paint seeping through to the other side of your cover.
Center your stencil on top of your pillow cover and tape it into place to avoid any movement while you are stenciling.
Add a small amount of your darkest colour (Cape Current) on your stencil brush. To get the best results, dab off most of your paint onto your shop rag. This will ensure that you have a crisp, clean outline and avoid the paint bleeding underneath the stencil.
Place one hand on your stencil to keep it steady. Starting at the top section, begin dabbing around the outline of your stencil. Continue gently dabbing around the outline and blend it in a downward motion. Continue this step until you have completed the edging of your whole stencil.
Using a clean stencil brush, dab your brush in your next colour (Sea Glass). Dab off most of your paint onto your shop rag. Starting where you finished your last colour, gently dabbing your paint and blend it in a downward motion filling out the remaining area. Continue this step until you have completely covered your stencil.
Using a clean stencil brush, dab it into your next paint colour (Gold Digger). Remove excess paint onto your shop rag and gently dab your metallic paint on various small areas on your stencil. I added most of my metallic paint on the bottom outline of my stencil and blended it in an upward motion. Continue until you have added your metallic paint evenly over your pillow cover.
Carefully remove your stencil from your pillow. Within 15 to 20 minutes your pillow should be dry.
Remove the wax paper and put a pillow cushion into your cover.
That’s it! You have created a beautiful designer pillow! Find the perfect spot to showcase your pillow. Happy painting!