We're having a Blog Hop today and showcasing some of our favorite techniques. Some of the girls are even giving away some blog candy! I'll try to do it next time- just had two trips back to back...I'm on overload,overload ;o) If you’re just arriving please start with Nicole at Canadian Nickel Scrapn and hop your way through all the great blogs. You should have gotten here from Jessica at Kinderstampo. Your next stop after me, should be Mari at Made By Momo, she'll let you know where to go next. I hope you get a chance to hop along and see all the great techniques we're sharing! Don't forget to leave some blog love too!
Here's my project...sometime back I went Solana Beach near San Diego and saw some pillows that were silk screened with monograms, numbers, "paris", etc.. They were super expensive...everything I liked was! ;o) I remember thinking "I can make these!" so here's my take on it
Burlap, Muslin, Stuffing, Provo Craft Vinyl, Acrylic Paint, Decorative Cording
1. cut fabric (burlap) to desired size for pillow
2. cut vinyl to same size as fabric or to the size of the image, leaving extra space between the image and the edge of the vinyl in all directions.
3. place vinyl on cricut mat, vinyl side up
4. start cutting blade so that the image will be centered on the vinyl - this in not the time to be concerned about wasting vinyl - there will be some wasted, in fact it's neccessary!
5. carefully take the part of the cut image that would normally be thrown away off the cutting mat and place in the center of the fabric, save the inside image for something else.
6. carefully burnish (rub) the edges down on the fabric - spend some time doing this, especially on burlap so paint doesn't seep through.
7. with a stiff brush dip into a small amount of paint -start paint brush on the vinyl moving towards the fabric, never start on fabric going to the vinyl, paint might seep underneath.
8. when almost dry, carefully remove vinyl - your image should have real crisp edges.
9. cut 2 pieces of muslin the same size as the first piece.
10. place one piece of muslin on both sides of burlap with decorative cord in between painted side of burlap and muslin.
11. sew together on 3 1/2 sides, turn right sideout, stuff, the hand sew closed.
Have a creative weekend and enjoy!