Spring Inspired Pillow with Tulip Paints! May 9, 2014 DIY, Fabric and Textiles, Life 5 Comments 4452 You know how I like to hoard pillows. I believe the proper term is “pillow farming.” So I was excited when Tulip For Your Home asked me to try their stencils and fabric paints on a pillow cover! The pillow cover idea is genius because I can change the look of a pillow I already have instead of buying more! After playing around with different layouts, I decided to use the paisley and bird stencils. I loved the way that part of the paisley stencil looked like leaves, so I wanted to experiment with using only those areas of the stencil. I have to confess that I’m pretty bad at stenciling – I was a little scared actually, but the project turned out great. Trust me, anyone can do this!! The Tulip stencil adhesive is legit. Great sticking power, but still repositionable. I used it to stick paper on the areas of the stencil I didn’t want to use. Then I mixed up my paint. To fit in with the colors in my guest room, I wanted the pillow to be green and purple. Good thing I remembered that blue + yellow = green! To keep the paint from bleeding through to the other side, I stuffed the center with some paper. Then I hit the stencil with another spray of adhesive and placed it on the pillow cover. When you roll on a stencil, you’ll want to keep the brush pretty dry and apply even pressure. You don’t want to load up your roller with paint because it might bleed under the stencil! Once that area dried, I moved the stencil to cover the other two corners of the pillow and repeated the process. Then I went around the pillow and added “leaves” here and there until I had a fairly solid printed fabric look. I was really loving the way it turned out! So obviously the next step was to put a bird on it (a la Portlandia). The pink and blue made the perfect magenta color when I mixed them. At the last minute I decided to leave out one of the branches on the stencil so I taped a piece of paper over it. A few more rolls, and the pillow cover was done! I think it’s pretty darn cute and very Spring-y! For more inspiration, check out Tulip on social media! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Blog I partnered with Tulip for this project, for full disclosure policy please click HERE 5 Responses Debbie May 9, 2014 I really like the way you made it look like leaves! I think this is one even I could handle lol =) Reply Rachael Evans May 9, 2014 Thank you!! Reply Michal May 10, 2014 Dear God in Heaven, I love this craft and appreciate the tutorial, as I need to do this on some curtains I’m planning on making, but I HAVE TO HAVE THAT SPRINGER SPANIEL PICTURE ON THE WALL. Where did you find it? Holy cow. Reply Rachael Evans May 12, 2014 Aw thank you!! I got that painting at Goodwill a few years ago, I love it too 🙂 Reply Julie May 12, 2014 So cool! I especially love that color combination right now, too! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Leave this field empty CAPTCHA Code* Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.