Now for those of you who know me, know that if I can not find what I am looking for, I will make it myself. I go shopping for specific items I need to go in a room and it can be very frustrating when you do not find what you need to complete a room. Which is the reason why I will have tutorial's on my blog. One plus is saving some green, who doesn't like to save some cash?
As promised I am sharing the tutorial on the skull pillow that I did for my sitting room. I am excited to share this tutorial with you, I promise it is super easy.
What do you need?
1. IKEA Gurli Pillowcase. I love these pillowcases! For $4 each you get a quality pillow cover and my favorite part is it has a zipper which makes it so easy to throw in the washer.
2. Vinyl Skull Stencil and transfer tape. Since I have a vinyl cutter your welcome to message me if you would like to take on this project.
3. White latex paint, that's right I said regular old latex wall paint.
4. Stippling brush or sponge brush.
First remove your vinyl stencil and apply it in the middle of your pillow.
Removing the transfer paper can be tricky. Vinyl does not always stick well to fabric so go slow and it will stick.
Here is the vinyl on the pillow cover. I was not thinking when I printed the stencil, this should have been done in a different color other then the same color as the fabric. Here is a owl stencil I am also working on. I used a hot pink vinyl stencil this time, the perfect contrast for the painting process.
Here is the example of the stippling rush I use. I use a "pouncing" motion, up and down.
When you apply your first coat of paint, go light. You want to avoid the paint seeping under the stencil. If you go crazy and apply a lot of paint you will defeat the whole purpose of the stencil.
It took 3 coats of paint to cover the black fabric. The nice thing about this project is it dries very quickly. It took me roughly 20 mins to complete this pillow. The best part is removing the vinyl. Once your last coat of paint has dried, remove the stencil, along with little specks of vinyl.
Here is the pillow with half of the vinyl pulled off. There are small pieces that can be tricky to get up off the fabric. To help you you can use a stitch rip tool like I did or a needle will work also. I love how they turned out. You can get creative and do words, or even scene's. My daughter and I thought it would be fun to do a haunted house, maybe I will get around to doing one later this week. Here's the finished product
If any of you have any fun pillows you have worked on, I'd love to see them. Feel free to share! If any of you out there who would like to make one of these pillows send me a message and I can ship you the vinyl.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hello! Thank you for visiting my site. My name is Aundra and I have always had a passion for interior design. With much coaxing from family and friends I decided to start this blog in hopes to help inspire others to get that look they desire. I love the challenge of beautiful design on a budget. I am also here to help with design questions.