His and Hers Pillows
This was my first adventure in freezer paper stenciling and I am hooked. I have two more projects in the wings for this in the immediate future. This was also one of the first projects for our master bedroom revamp, and it was silly simple and free. Score! So on to the show!
Stuff I used:
fabric paint (I used DecoArt So Soft)
What I did:
I ironed my pillowcases, and then let them cool as I hopped on the computer and designed 6" tall his and hers words, and then cut them out on the freezer paper with my wishblade (yes, the original blue one). :)
I did tons of research on what setting to set my iron to, and didn't find anything helpful other than do not use steam. I set my iron to 3 and let it heat up, or cool down as the case may be. While it was getting to temp I played with some locations of the words on the pillows. Luckily, my pillows already had a striped pattern on them so I used that pattern as a way to line up and straighten the stencils.
I pressed the iron down and very carefully pressed it down again. I did not want to muss the edges, but it was all for naught because the edges came out fine, even though I did forget to press, and did start sweeping side to side.
I wanted to match one of the paint colors from the room, so with the chip next to me, I mixed some of my paint colors. I ended up having to add a lot more buttercream to the mix and just a bit more green, but I think I ended up pretty durn close to the paint chip.
I made sure to add some cardboard in between the pillowcase layers, because I was afraid the paint would leak through. Then I just gently brushed the paint on. Once I had let it dry for a few minutes, I gently pulled the freezer paper off and went had a snack.
After my snack, I gently pressed the ink with the iron still on the 3 setting. The instructions didn't say to, but I wanted to use the pillows that night and didn't want anything to mess up these masterpieces.
I stuffed our poor dilapidated pillows back into the cases and then made the bed. :) I think they all look very pretty.
I was going to put our monograms on the pillows, but this seemed more fun, and since hubby and I have very different pillows, this will make it quite easy to know whose who's.
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I hope you guys enjoy, and I'm sorry about not having any new pics of the bedroom for this project, but like I said...it was one of the first. I'm hoping to have the bedroom done this weekend. It's a tight time schedule and it's a big if, but I'm gonna try!
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