One thing I always seem to be lacking in my house is throw pillows.
Wall art and accessories I have out the yin yang, but I always hold off on throw pillows because I can never find what I’m looking for.
So when I heard about Tulip For Your Home, and that I would be able to actually make my own stenciled pillows, I was totally on board!
Tulip For Your Home is a new product line that carries some super cute stencils and great colors of fabric paint.
Here are some of the goodies I was sent
I have stenciled projects in the past and have had mixed results. If the stencil moves the slightest bit, your project can be ruined. So when I saw that they had enclosed this stencil spray to help keep the stencil in place, I was pretty excited.
The first thing that I did was iron the enclosed pillow case.
I then sprayed the back of the large stencil with the adhesive and laid it on the pillow case.
I then got two paper plates: one I put a small amount of paint on, and the other plate was to roll off any extra paint on my roller.
The trick to stenciling is to not use too much paint. If you use too much, it seeps under the stencil and causes disastrous things to happen (ask me how I know this).
I started rolling from the middle of my stencil outwards. I did have to go over it twice to get even coverage.
I’ll admit when I pulled off the stencil, I held my breath, but it turned out perfectly! The adhesive really kept it in place!
Once the aqua paint dried, it was time to overlay the flower stencil.
Again I used the adhesive and then started-in using the pink paint. I put on two coats of the pink paint, and you could still slightly see the turquoise design underneath.
I kept the stencil in place and let it dry for about an hour. I then came back and put on another coat and that was all it needed.
I pulled off the stencil, also, to find that it was perfect!
I inserted my pillow and voila!
I will definitely be using Tulip stencils, adhesive, and fabric paint again in the future!
They would be great on curtains, napkins, and I will be using those stencils on a table coming up in the near future!