Stenciling Projects - French Toile Pillow

This beautiful pillow was stenciled with our #S0367 French Toile design. It adds an ageless and classic touch to any room. French Toile was also stenciled on the wall as a border at chair rail height, on the lampshade, and on the top of the hatbox. This design always looks great in rose, black, blue, tan, or soft green.

Materials Needed
• pillow cover with light/solid background color
• stencil #S0367 French Toile
• paintstiks© (colors shown: #P126 Alizarin Crimson & #P103 Barn Red)
• stencil brushes (suggested size: ½”, one per color)
• painters’ masking tape
• piece of sturdy cardboard with smooth surface (slightly smaller than pillow cover)
• decorative trim (optional)

Step 1. Insert Cardboard
Place cardboard inside pillow to provide a firm, stable surface for stenciling. Fabric that is sheer or extra soft should be pinned to the cardboard so that the fabric won’t slide from underneath the stencil.

Step 2. Stencil the Design
Place stencil on pillow cover along the top while positioning it where a full section of design will be seen. Secure stencil to pillow with masking tape. Stencil the design (follow instructions/and color placement provided in package, see “Overall Wall Design”.) Stencil enough rows of design to fill overall area of pillow cover. Allow to dry for 72 hours.

Step 3. Heat Set Stenciling
Heat set your stenciling by ironing it on the highest temperature which is safe for your fabric type. Place a thin cloth or towel between the iron and stenciled fabric. Then, press the fabric for 10 seconds on each side.

Optional: If desired, add a decorative trim such as rope (shown), fringe, lace, or tassels.

Tip: The pillow cover (shown above) and many other great “ready for stenciling” fabric/canvas items can be found at www.bagworks.com.

      

 

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