I have seen so many color burst pillows, rugs, throws and such floating around and I particularly fell in love with the one I saw on SF Girl By Bay. So when ScotchBlue™ asked for me to partner with them in a fun new campaign to showcase pattern, I KNEW this was the perfect first project for our collaboration.
As I am sure you already know, pillows are a fun way to add color and pattern to a space. They are easily changed out when the mood strikes. I am sure my husband would like my mood not to strike so often…. :) #ihoardpillows
Speaking of moods, doesn’t this pillow exude happiness?
So here is the low down on how to get super sharp lines when painting fabric.
ScotchBlue™ multi surface tape, white cotton duck fabric, ruler, pencil, foam brushes, paint, and fabric paint medium.
Note: Follow all ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape package instructions for proper surface cleaning and prep, adhesion and removal.
First of all you’ll find the center of the fabric by drawing two diagonal lines, creating and x on the square of fabric.
Then draw additional diagonal lines to create your star burst pattern. You can measure and make them all even or intentionally make them all different sizes like mine.
Place the tape on the lines. Use a foam brush to apply the paint.
Work the paint into the fabric by brushing back and forth.
Tip: Press your finger along the tape to make sure it has fully adhered to the fabric.
For lighter paint colors, paint slightly inside the pencil lines to prevent the pencil lines from showing through the paint. Darker colors won’t have this problem.
Let the paint fully dry before sewing the pillow. Read the instructions on the fabric paint medium. Most will require you to heat set the paint with an iron. I iron the painted fabric before I sew it together.
Here is a quick video in case you want to see the technique I use to get the paint applied evenly.
I LOVE this pillow in all of its colorful glory! It’s cheerful burst of color on my couch. And one of my favorite things about having a ton of throw pillows that are all different is that it can go anywhere in the room. When my boys tidy the family room they never put the pillows in the same place. When I had matching pillows that went in a “certain order” before, I always went and fixed the pillows. Now it doesn’t matter because they look good no matter where they go.
I have partnered with ScotchBlue™ to bring you projects this summer that have lots of fun patterns! It is going to be awesome :) I have been compensated for my time. The projects and opinions are all my own.
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