Did you know that Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paints can be used on fabric? How to use chalk mineral paints & stencils on fabric is easy!
In April, Dixie Belle Paint Company came out with some new stencil patterns. Some of the stencils come as a set of four smaller ones. What I love about the smaller stencils, they are perfect for t-shirts, pillows, tea towels, trays, furniture drawers or home items.
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WHERE TO GET THE GOODS
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- Florida Orange Chalk Mineral Paint
- Peony Chalk Mineral Paint
- Fairies – Stencil (Now available)
- Foam N Dandy Foam Brushes (Now available)
- Paper Plate
How To Use Chalk Mineral Paint & Stencils On Fabric
1. Iron Your Fabric First
It is always a good idea to iron the pillow cover first. You will want to remove as many wrinkles as possible. These pillow covers that I am using came in a set of 4.
2. Select Your Chalk Mineral Paint
You should select paint colors that you love for your project. For this project, I will be using two of Dixie Belle’s Chalk Mineral Paint in Peony and Florida Orange. Both of these colors compliments each other. It will give the pillow cover a vibrant summer look.
3. Stenciling with Chalk Mineral Paint
Two of the four fairies were selected for the pillow project. Before starting the project, I inserted a piece of chipboard between the fabric. It will protect from any possible bleed throughs. You could also use a piece of 8 x 10 cardboard.
Remember with stenciling, a little bit of paint goes a long way. You can use Foam N Dandy Foam Brush in a 1-1/2″. You simply dip it lightly into the paint color of choice. Now tap your foam brush on the plate to remove some of the paint. Again, a little bit of paint goes a long way.
With your hand, you can hold the stencil in place and with you other hand use the foam brush to apply the paint. You can move the foam brush back and forth in the open areas of the stencil to get the coverage you desire. Load paint to the foam brush only if it appears too light on the stenciled pattern.
The paint dries pretty quickly, so you will need to work fast. It is one of the things that I love about this paint and project. It project was not only easy but took less than 30 minutes to finish.
Let’s use the second fairy stencil and place it into position. You will need to slide your chipboard/cardboard to the other side under the next stencil.
You will need to clean your Foam N Dandy Foam Brush before using the next color. To clean your foam brush, run it under warm water to remove all paint. Dry it very good with paper towels. You do not want to use it wet from the water. It could cause your paint to thin too much and have paint bleed under the stencil.
Look how beautiful these fairies look as if they are dancing on the pillow cover.
The fairies were positioned in way to look as if the pink fairy is reaching out to the orange fairy in their dance. It’s such a fun and whimsical project.
4. Heating Setting your Stencil on The Fabric
To preserve the paint on the fabric, we will need to heat set it.
Turn your iron on using the silk setting. You need to make sure it is set to dry with no steam. Once the iron has heated up, place a thin cloth over top of the image. I am using a thin cotton tea towel.
Run your iron over the tea towel several times where the stenciled images are located. Turn your iron off and remove the tea towel. Allow the pillow cover to cool before handling it.
It is ready for a pillow insert! If you want to add a decorative trim to your pillow cover, see step 4.
5. Optional – Add a decorative Trim To the Pillow cover
There are many wonderful trims available. The pom-pom trim adds into the whimsical look with the fairies. You can sew your trim on to the pillow cover.
If you are not a sewer, try using this Fabric Fuse. It is sticky but works like a charm. I did allow for Fabric Fuse on the trim dry overnight before using the pillow.
You could even do tassels on each corner of the pillow cover.
Without the pom-poms, you can machine wash your pillow cover in cold water. Lay flat to dry. Avoid placing in the dryer. Always remove the pillow insert before washing your cover.
If you have added decorative trim, it is recommended to hand wash in cold water. Lay flat to dry.
7. Cleaning your Stencil
The stencils clean up easily with soap and water. I use Dawn Dish Detergent, warm water and a soft cloth. Gently rub to remove the paint without tearing your stencil.
Here is the pillow without any trim. It is perfect for a little girls room.
I have it tucked in to a basket. My granddaughters can pull it out of a basket to lay on the floor and play.
A different version with the orange pom-pom trim added to it. It looks beautiful inside on a vintage bench.
It is recommend that you seal pillows that will be used outdoor with a protective sealer to make it waterproof.
Doesn’t it look lovely on a covered porch bench too? Love it!
Hope you give stenciling on a pillow cover a try!
New Enchanted Garden Stencil
Have you seen Dixie Belle’s new Enchanted Garden Stencil? How beautiful would this be on pillows or a table runner for the summer.
The bottom two stencils are coordinating leaves to go with the dragonfly or the Gecko stencils. I cannot wait to do a project with them.
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