I just can’t help myself… I am still loving the chalkboard trend, and thought it would be fun to create a faux chalkboard pillow! The look is super easy to achieve…
After sewing the pillow cover, I used my CAMEO to cut the ‘merry and bright’ and the star shapes out of stencil vinyl and applied them to the pillow cover using transfer tape. Once the stencil was adhered, I carefully removed the transfer tape.
Then, I inserted a square piece of cardboard inside the pillow cover so the ink wouldn’t bleed through the other side, and using a small paint brush and Silhouette white fabric ink I painted over the stencil. By using only one uneven coat I achieved the chalky look I was going for, but if you want the paint to be more even just let it dry a bit between coats.
Once the merry and bright was
mostly dry I removed the stencil vinyl and randomly placed the star stencils around the phrase and repeated the fabric inking step.
Once those were dry I removed the stencil vinyl and went over the image with a warm iron to set the ink. Voila, easy peasy chalkboard pillow!
There are a lot of great shapes and phrases in the Silhouette Design Store that will work well for ‘chalking’ projects… I hope you’ll grab a few and give this fun technique a try!
New to using fabric ink? Here is a video tutorial to help you get started…