The winter days seem to be long and cold, building up a desire to lounge around and enjoy the comforts of home during all season. That being said, why not make a cheeky pillowcase to match that mood? We’re going to show you how to stencil a pillowcase, featuring a Namaste in Bed stencil from Homeworks Etc.
How to stencil a pillowcase – featuring a Namaste in Bed stencil!
- Pillowcase of your choice (we used plain white cotton)
- “Namaste in Bed” stencil from Homeworks Etc.
- Fusion Mineral Paint in Prairie Sunset
- Staalmeester Natural Bristle Brush #20
- Scissors (as needed)
LAY OUT YOUR STENCIL
First make sure that your pillow is laying down on a flat smooth surface. Peel off the backing from the vinyl stencil and place it onto your pillowcase surface.
Then slowly and very carefully peel off the transfer tape (the translucent sheet on the stencil).
Now you’re ready to stencil. Make sure there isn’t any debris or dust on the areas where you will be applying your paint.
Using the Staalmeester #20 brush, gently apply a thin coat of Fusion in a dabbing motion. Remember, with Fusion Mineral Paint a little goes a long way, making thin coats better than thick coats.
REMOVE THE STENCIL
After stencilling you can remove the whole stencil, but make sure to remove the inside of the letters (you’d be amazed at how often this step is overlooked).
If you have trouble getting underneath those parts, use the edge of a pair of scissors (gently use to avoid putting a hole in your pillowcase) to help lift a section that you can then grab with your fingers to pull off completely.
WASHING AND REGULAR USE
You do not need an additional top coat or anything when it comes to Fusion Mineral Paint, as it has a built in top coat for water permanency. Your pillowcase is washable approximately a day after you make it, but you could wait at least a week to be safe. It won’t fade or rub off on your clothing either.
On a side note: if you do get Fusion on your clothing, you will want to use our brush soap on it ASAP and then machine wash. Otherwise you will have a permanent paint stain left.
And now you have yourself a super cute Namaste in Bed pillowcase! We want to see your stenciled pillowcases. Do you have a favourite stencil? Share it with us in Paint it Beautiful!