Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Metallic Painted Pillow DIY

Metallics are HUGE in home decor right now!  Everything from pillows to wall coverings look like they've been fashioned from gold or silver.  I wanted a touch of it in my home so I decided to create some throw pillows with Dazzling Metallics Paints from DecoArt.  I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of pigment in the paints and how easily they covered even black fabric in one coat!  These paints are a must have.  Now for this project I used plain old masking tape, bit if you're a fan of stencils, I say GO FOR IT!  

The how-to video

Metallics are popping up everywhere!
You'll need:
Sewing machine with matching thread
1 yard black fabric
Dazzling Metallics from DecoArt
18"x18" pillow form (or stuffing)
Masking tape
Cut two pieces of fabric 19" x 19"
Draw a line 1 1/2" from the edge all the way around one square of fabric
Place masking tape all the way around the outside of the line you just traced
Draw a line 1 1/2" inside of the masking tape square
Now tape on the INSIDE of the lines you just drew being careful to keep the corners at a 90˚ angle. 
 Keep repeating this process until you get to the center
Fill in between the tape with Dazzling Metallics from DecoArt. I used Venetian Gold
Move the brush away from the tape as you paint.
 When the paint is dry, carefully remove it from the fabric
Pin the other square on top of your painted fabric and pin all the way around
Stitch the squares together using 1/2" seam allowance and on one side leave an 8" long hole
Clip the corners so that they're crisp when you turn your pillow right side out
Turn your pillow right side out
Stuff your pillow form inside
Pin the opening closed
Hand stitch the opening together and you're done!

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