Cushions Galore

I have been having a lot of fun stencilling cushions recently, using either my stencil paint, or screen printing inks. I used plain cotton canvas covers in a natural colour and then grouped them together in a combination of colours and patterns

This is such a quick, easy and satisfying thing to do.
Step One:

Lay out the cushion cover on a clean smooth surface. Lightly cover the back of the stencil with a spray adhesive, then position on top of the cover smoothing down.
Step 2:

Dip the tip of a bristle stencil brush into the paint removing as much as possible. Most stencil mistakes are caused by having too much paint on the brush.

Using a gentle circular motion push the paint through the holes. Carefully remove the stencil once complete.

Step 3:

Once dry iron the cover with a hot iron to seal the paint/ink. The cover can then be washed at 40ºC.
It's really effective to use two different stencils together, or try using the same stencil but in different colours.
Nicolette tabram designs
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  • Lori Lori on Feb 26, 2016
    Is stencil paint something different from craft paint and do you have to use it or can just craft paint be used and would you seal it the same way? Also, do you put the iron directly on the paint or cover it with a cloth? Thank you, I love these pillows and can see me doing some very soon.

  • Sev57383338 Sev57383338 on Jan 18, 2022

    What acrylic paint do you use? Thx Marisol

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