Inject Color and Style With Stenciled Pillows

Good morning, my crafty friends. Are you looking to inject a little life into your current decor? Cutting Edge Stencils finds the easiest way to add pattern and personality into your decor is with accent pillows. And that's one of the reasons we love our sister company, Paint-A-Pillow. They make it easy to customize your accent pillows so you can get the color you want in the pattern you love. Come check out the latest pillow project featuring our popular Drifting Arrows pattern.
We'd like to introduce Courtney, one of the crafty mamas behind the blog A Sparkle of Genius. Courtney says, "One of the easiest ways to inject style and color is through fabrics in pillows."

Courtney browsed the Paint-A-Pillow site and chose the Drifting Arrows kit with a white pillow cover and Jacquard fabric paint in Golden Rod, White, and Neutral Gray.
Courtney opened her Paint-A-Pillow box and said, " I was immediately impressed with the attractive packaging and organization of all the tools. It came with a hard cardboard frame that was made so intelligently with metal clips to hold the stencil in place. The pillows came with cardboard inserts already in them and it was set up and ready for paint right out of the box."
Courtney poured her fabric paint into a foam tray. She wanted a muted yellow so she mixed the Golden Rod paint with a bit of white and neutral gray until she was happy with color.

Then she rolled the dense foam roller in the paint. She was careful to not overload the brush because this would cause the paint to bleed under the stencil.
When the pillow was completely painted, Courtney said, "I just lifted the metal tabs to release the stencil and then lifted it away from the pillow. It was perfection!"
Here is her Drifting Arrows painted pillow in yellow and neutral gray.
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