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Herringbone Pillows

At a Glance:

Project #15074 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Martha Stewart Logo
supplies

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Dauber Set

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Martha Stewart Crafts ® Water Brush Set - 3pc

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Martha Stewart Crafts ® Watercolor Brush Set - 5pc

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Martha Stewart Crafts ® Stencil Tape

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Martha Stewart® Silkscreen - Herringbone

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Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Wild Blueberry

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Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Watercolor Craft Paint - Navy

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instructions

Other Supplies

  • Three (3) 20” x 20” white linen pillow covers
  • Three (3) 20” x 20” Pillow inserts
  • Paper towels
  • Container for water
  • Palette
  • One (1) 20” x 20” piece of cardboard

Instructions

Preparation

  1. Refer to the Basic Silkscreen Tips for information on using Martha Stewart Silkscreens.
  2. Using stencil tape, mask around all sides of the pillow along the seam line. Press tape in place. Decorate all pillow tops as indicated below.

Bottom Pillow

  1. Place silkscreen on pillow top, press in place. Using a medium dauber, apply Navy through the silkscreen design.
  2. Lift the silkscreen, clean the backside of any paint residue, then reposition to repeat the pattern.
  3. Continue silk screening until the entire front of the pillow is covered. Let dry.

Middle Pillow

  1. Place silkscreen on pillow top and then press in place. Still using the medium dauber and Navy, decorate every other herringbone stripe.
  2. Silkscreen alternate stripes Wild Blueberry as shown.
  3. Continue the pattern alternating colors until the entire front of the pillow is covered. Let dry.

Top Pillow

  1. Cut cardboard or thick paper to fit inside pillow top to protect the pillow back from paint.
  2. Mix two parts Navy to one part water, then fill the large water brush. Set aside.
  3. Next, dampen the fabric by brushing water over the surface using the large watercolor wash brush. Do not soak the fabric, just dampen it.
  4. In a small bowl, mix equal parts water and Navy. Brush this mixture over the dampened fabric using the watercolor wash brush. Apply the color randomly.
  5. Strengthen the color as desired using the water brush filled with the Navy and water combination. Let dry completely.
  6. Place silkscreen on pillow top and press in place. Silkscreen Wild Blueberry using a medium dauber.  Repeat the silkscreen pattern as shown. Let dry.

Clean Up

  1. Wash all silkscreens, brushes, and tools immediately after use before the paint dries.
  2. Cleaned silkscreens should be stored on the backer sheet for future use.

Finishing

  1. Allow to dry 72 hours and then heat set. Once heat set, fill pillow covers with foam inserts.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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