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Recently I had the opportunity to test out some new home décor crafting products from the Tulip brand made by iLoveToCreate called “For Your Home”. I was game and VERY excited to see that Fed Ex delivery guy pop out of his truck with a big box for ME! Check out what was inside:
- Tulip Large Chevron Textile Stencil
- Tulip Butterfly Motif Stencil
- Tulip Rose Motif Stencil
- Tulip Timeless Elegance Soft Fabric Paint Collection (2 metallic and 2 matte colors)
- Tulip Paint Roller
- Tulip Stencil Spray Adhesive
- Tulip Grey 16 x 16″ Pillow Cover
I was also excited to see the pillowcase I was sent was grey since I knew it’d match the décor in Brielle’s pink, grey and white nursery! I thought the metallic nickel color and sunflower yellow would work best so I got to work.
First, I prepped all my materials by ironing the pillow case and setting out newspapers to protect the surface of Derek’s lovely garage floor. Ok that first part is a lie. Derek ironed the pillowcase when he was ironing his work pants. haha. I read the tip in the instructions to put wax paper inside to prevent bleeding but since I felt I needed a little more of a stiff surface inside, I added both a piece of cardboard and wax paper.
I sprayed the back of the chevron stencil with stencil spray adhesive and laid it down flat on my pillow case, patting it down firmly all around. I really think this spray was KEY to making sure the stencil stayed down. They did have these little arrow markers on each side of the stencil to help center it, but if you must know, I’m not much of a measuring type when crafting and usually eyeball things, so that’s what I did!
I was really looking for that “tone on tone” look with the nickel grey metallic paint on the grey pillow. I read that “less is more” with the paint so I roll it on the plate a bunch of times before applying to the pillow. Trust me, this was the scariest part… to take the plunge and roll the paint on!
I let it dry for a few minutes and then crossed my fingers and peeled off the stencil. I was pleasantly surprised to see a crisp lines of the stencil and no bleeding! Again, I think it was the spray adhesive and the light layers that made that happen.
After that layer dried completely, I repeated the process with a second layer using the butterfly stencil.
I rolled on the “sunflower” yellow paint and crossed my fingers again when peeling that stencil up!
The pillow came out cute! I especially love that the fabric paint is soft so it allowed the pillow to still be a flexible comfy shape for my glider chair!
HOWEVER… I wasn’t sure that the yellow really “went” with the décor of her room after seeing it in there. I decided to flip the pillowcase over and do another design on the second side, knowing I could have two options! I’ve always wanted to do a button collage craft so this was my chance!
I created the chevron pattern again with the nickel silver paint, as I loved that look the first time. Next, I used a pencil and traced the butterfly stencil onto the front of the pillow as my guide.
TIP: I also traced the same butterfly stencil onto a piece of scrap paper and used temporary adhesive to secure the buttons on. This allowed me to easily lift a button from my template and sew it onto my pillow in the same place.
I used pink thread to secure the buttons really well with lots of layers of stitching to make sure little miss wouldn’t pull them off.
Lastly I sewed around the outline to complete the shape.
I’m happy to have a double sided decorative pillow to add to her room. So, tell me, which pillow side so you like better?