I like to stencil, and when I saw these great Halloween themed pillows, I knew I wanted one from Paint a Pillow”. There were so many to choose from including home décor and holiday themed pillows.
When I received my pillow, I loved how they had everything neatly packaged in one attractive box.
When you opened it, everything was in it’s on compartment. The pillow was stretched over cardboard, and the stencil attached over the pillow.
No need to line up the stencil, it was already clipped on. The paint, brush, and stencil roller, were included along with a Styrofoam tray and popsicle stick stirrer.
To paint your pillow:
- Shake the paint and then stir with the popsicle stick.
- Pour some of the paint into the Styrofoam tray and load the mini-roller with paint. Press down slightly and make sure the roller is evenly absorbed on the whole roller. Don’t overload the roller, it shouldn’t be drippy. Less paint is better.
- The stencil comes secured to the frame, but check and make sure the brads are holding it in place tightly. Start your stenciling by rolling over the stencil, using light to medium pressure. If you press too hard, the paint may seep under the stencil. Cover evenly, adding more paint to the roller if needed.
The edges are easier to finish if you use the little stencil brush included in the kit. Remember, less paint is better. Using a dabbing or swirling motion, finish the edges.
- Bend the metal tabs up and carefully life and remove the stencil from the pillow cover. I left the pillow in the frame with the piece of cardboard in between just as it came in the kit. If you want you can take it out and allow it to dry. Either way allow it to dry completely.
- Once dry, remove the cardboard by unzipping and slightly bending the cardboard and slide the insert out.
- A pillow insert comes with the kit, and is shrink wrapped to fit into the pillow cover. Carefully open with scissors and the pillow fluffs up. Unzip the pillow cover and insert.
If you are planning on washing your pillow or using it outdoors, it’s best to heat set the paint. Just slowing iron the completely dry pillow cover through a piece of cloth for about 30 seconds. Be sure you iron the complete design. This sets the paint and helps to keep the paint from fading during washing or dry cleaning.
And now you have a completed Halloween Pillow. This was one of the easiest projects I have done. Everything you needed in once place. It took me less than 15 minutes to complete the project.
I want to thank Paint a Pillow for providing me this kit at no cost so that I could introduce you to their stencils and pillow kits. But even better! They are giving one lucky reader a $50.00 Gift Certificate and free shipping for ANY stencil YOU CHOOSE on their sister site www.cuttingedgestencils.com
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