One of the things I love about iStencils is that each design is available in multiple sizes. For the second of my two stenciled pillows, I used the same Damask pattern as on the first, but in a smaller size. To mix it up a little more, I repeated the motif to create an allover pattern, and used copper and gold paintstiks to compliment the turquoise of the first pillow. Don’t they look nice together?
The stenciling technique for this pillow was pretty much the same as for the first, so I’ll skip the full tutorial and just hit on the differences.
- iStencils’ Damask Stencil, #05-00014
- Shiva Paintstik, Iridescent Copper
- Shiva Paintstik, Iridescent Gold
- 14″ Canvas Pillow Cover
- 14″ Pillow Insert
- Stencil Brushes
- Painter’s Tape
- Paper Towels
- Foam or plastic plate to use as a palette
*** Please note that the blank pillow covers I used in these projects are no longer available, so the link takes you to a similar item.
I wanted to confine my damask pattern to the center of the pillow, so I taped off the flange with painter’s tape, using the seam to determine placement.
To get just the right shade for my pillow, I combined the gold and copper paintstiks. Paintstiks are really easy to blend together. I just put both colors on my palette (foam plate), then loaded my brush a little from each, mixing them right on the brush.
Since this particular damask design wasn’t intended to be used as a repeat pattern it didn’t have registration marks to guide me, but I like living on the edge, so I just did some careful measuring. In this case, I was stenciling a small area, so any variations would not be too noticeable. If you’re doing a larger area, you’ll probably be better off opting for a pattern that’s intended to repeat.
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