|Finished Reindeer pillow|
in a Christmas decor ensemble
This simple yet graphic pillow seemed the perfect IDEA to
coordinate with my other seasonal "stuffies".
A vinyl stenciling inspiration was offered recently on the Silhouette blog.
After seeing that, I was hoping to recreate instead
the rustic feed sack Pottery Barn look for myself.
As I searched my Silhouette library, suddenly it clicked
that by combining a couple of designs, I could stencil something
that would be "practically perfect".
|Taped-up design, adhesive-sprayed and positioned|
Next, I manipulated the designs on my Studio screen by enlarging, reversing the image, rearranging, etc. Since I am still working on the smaller mat Silhouette-1 machine, I could NOT assemble the complete layout on-screen.
Also, I could only cut part of the wreath design in the scale I wanted to fit around the reindeer. So instead of cutting a vinyl stencil, I cut card stock parts, played around with the "cutouts" until I got the arrangement I wanted, then laid the stencil "negative" areas back over the cutouts and taped them together well. I sprayed adhesive on the backside, then positioned and "rolled" it well to make sure all edges were sealed down. I also masked off the entire piece of fabric so that there would be no over-spray paint where it wasn't wanted.
Next I sprayed with acrylic brown paint. Because I want the "worn" look, I used light but even coverage.
(You may notice that I used a small cut circle, temp-glued in place for the reindeer eye.)
When the paint was dry, I peeled away the stencil. Being a card stock stencil, it was still in great shape and I used it to stencil more pillow fronts. This is something that a stencil cut from vinyl can't accomplish very well.
Here is the completed pillow front (though in this shot, I have not yet removed the eye "dot").
And finally, the finished pillow, with added red flange edge accent.