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I’m all about easy DIY projects and this one is just that. I got a chance to try out some of the new Silhouette fabric ink from Studio Calico. I’ve been wanting a deer silhouette pillow so I figured this was the perfect time to make one!
I used freezer paper as a stencil material and cut out this deer on my Silhouette Portrait. (The deer cut is a sneak at one of the cut files also available tomorrow at Studio Calico)
Cut the freezer paper waxy side down. I used the cut settings Speed 3, Thickness 10, Blade 1
I bought a plain pillow with removable cover but if you’re handy enough to make your own cover you can do that too. IKEA carries just pillow covers as well. Place a piece of cardboard inside to protect the other side.
Iron the freezer paper onto the fabric waxy side down with the steam setting turned OFF.
I like to use these foam dabber brushes on stenciled projects because it allows you to dab (not brush) the paint on for a much cleaner line.
Apply ink only in a dabbing motion
Once dry, carefully remove the freezer paper – it will come off pretty easily!
Dry iron over the paint to “set” again making sure the steam setting is OFF. That’s it! If you don’t have a die cutting machine you can print and trim your design with a craft knife.
Be careful though, it’s addicting! Now what to stencil next…
Oh wow!! This is such a cool idea!! Thanks for sharing Allison!
such a cute idea! I’d probably add some glitter ya know… i gotta have it! 🙂
Cute idea! I’ve been meaning to do something like this. Do you know if the paint will come off if I wash the pillow cover?
As long as you set it (iron over it once it’s dry) it washes up great!