Hi friend, how was your weekend? We had some glorious rain and cooler temps come our way, which is always a welcomed sight. I spent a little bit of time doing some more fall fluffing around here. In particular, I was making a couple of fall pillows to keep the orange theme going. We've got company coming in a couple of days, so I want everything to be fall-i-fied!Cutting Edge Stencils was one of the ones that responded with a yes. Unfortunately, I couldn't get my act together before now to actually work through their incredible inventory to choose (just one) a stencil that I liked to review. Have you been to their website? Truly a sight to behold. There is a stencil for every taste and project whether it is a wall or a placemat.
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Turkish Tulip. It is an "all over" craft pattern, meaning it is best suited to craft projects. I chose to make a couple of Fall Pillows to add to my obsession with orange. However, all of their stencils are multi-purpose and can easily be used on walls. In fact, they sell a nifty Clip-On Stencil Level for making your experience stenciling on walls so much better. Check out their videos to see for yourself how easy it is to transform a space with paint! The stencil came rolled up neatly and packaged safely with the tools.
Ideally, you would want to put something underneath your fabric to catch the paint that bleeds through. (I skipped that step, and the washing-your-fabric-before-you-use-it step.)
So, the pillowcases were made from drop cloth and painted with a mixture of acrylic paint and a fabric medium. I used Canyon Orange Americana paint with Anita's Textile Medium. For this particular project (2 pillows), I went through 1 (2 oz.) bottle of the fabric medium and 3 1/4 (2 oz.) bottles of the paint.
Here's what to do next:
You'll want to decide which way you want the pattern to go on the fabric, then lay the stencil down carefully, lining it up where you want it. Tape the stencil down to the fabric or the surface around it. Mix up the paint with the fabric medium (2 parts paint to 1 part medium). Using a stenciling brush, begin painting the fabric taking care to cover the open areas of the stencil evenly.
Once the painting was complete, these pillows took just a few minutes to sew up.
Orange Sweater Lumbar Pillow I made last week.
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Have you ever used Cutting Edge Stencils? Would you like to try your hand at stenciling? I recently passed a goal of 1000 Facebook fans and would love to celebrate by giving away one of these gorgeous stencils! Be sure to come back on Wednesday night at 8pm Central to link up to our All Things Thursday Blog Hop and to enter to win your own Cutting Edge Stencil (valued at up to $50).