I did two different layouts for the design on the pillowcases. One with honeycomb on both edges and other with honeycomb just on one edge. It's nice to have a little variety in the pillow set as it creates a nice visual flow. You can easily reuse these stencils over and over again for painting on most any surface from walls to furniture or even fabric! The FolkArt paints are very easy to use and can be used on any surface. Wouldn't these bees be cute painted on outdoor flower pots?
How to Paint and Embroider Pillowcases
Stencil1 Stencils (I'm using the honey bee stencil set. The stencils are available at JoAnn's or online.)
FolkArt Multi-Surface paint (I used grey, white, silver and blue)
Disappearing Ink Fabric Pen
Step 1: Map out your design using a disappearing ink fabric pen and the stencils to mark where you want to paint the honeycomb and stitch the bee.
Step 2: Insert cardboard in opening of pillowcase to prevent paint from seeping through. Mix grey, silver, blue and white paints to create a range of colors from dark to light. Paint an ombre of honeycombs starting with the dark paint at the edges and gradually moving to light colors. Let paint dry.
I really love how these pillowcases turned out. The style fits perfectly with my vintage bed, floral bedding and light blue bedspread. It's the perfect look for spring. I hope you enjoy this DIY tutorial. For more information and inspiration, check out Plaid's blog, or on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.
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