Monday, June 18, 2012

Painted Pillows

Happy Monday! I'm still trying to shudder off the Monday Syndrome.

This post was sitting on the back stove for some time now. I started off with two plain pillow cases which I picked up on my trip back home. I wanted something sharp, geometric and modern. So, I made a stencil in a pattern which was a cross between a Moroccan tile and quatrefoil pattern.

To make the stencil..I just used a regular sheet of paper folded in quaters. I marked my shape and cut it..I got my stencil. Sorry no picture but you can get the idea from the following pictures.

I traced the stencil onto the pillow cover. Its better to start stencilling from the mid towards outside.
After I was done with the traces I used this outliner that I got from Pakistan. It made things soooo much easier to work with. Its called a GUTTA. It gave me solid lines on the pattern and because I don't have a stable hand I could not paint neatly without it.
I let the outliner took just about 8-10 minutes..and then filled in the pattern with black acrylic paint. If like me you're using an already stitched pillow don't forget to lay newspapers in between!

My new pillows!

Tip Junkie handmade projects 


  1. These turned out so cute! What a great way to personalize your pillows, and it seems pretty easy too! I would love for you to share this at my link party!

  2. Thanks so much for linking this up at The Winthrop Chronicles, this will be featured at tomorrow's link party!


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