diy painted pillow frogtape
diy painted pillow frogtape
diy painted pillow frogtape

Painted Pillows

You'd be amazed at how durable painted fabric can be.  I knew I could paint fabric, but I didn't expect it too be so durable.  I made these pillows in June of 2013 and they still look great after much abuse.  I used Frogtape and the paint lines are perfect (when you are very careful to press down the edges of your tape).

 

Below are some pics of how I made the patterns with the painters tape, it's pretty self explanatory.  I sewed these pillows after painting (I was too lazy to cut the squares out completely when I'd just be joining the pieces anyways). I probably should explain how I made the leaf.  I placed tape on a thick, slick plastic gift bag (sort of like the paper stickers come on) and cut out the shapes I needed to make the leaf and then pealed off the plastic backing and placed the pattern onto the fabric.  I then measured and masked off a stripe by placing tape on either side of the leaf.  This would be very difficult to do on a premade pillow, painting the fabric while it was lying flat made this much easier than it would be to tape off a filled pillow.  

 

The possibilities truly are endless when working with paint (and even painters tape).  I come up with new patterns all the time that I'd like to try out. Unfortunately, I have more ideas than time (or focus). Keep coming back, I'd like to share them all with you sometime!

diy painted pillow frogtape
diy painted pillow frogtape
diy painted pillow frogtape
diy painted pillow frogtape
diy painted pillow frogtape