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Make Your Own Stylishly Stenciled Trompe l'Oeil Pillow

February 12, 2019

Make Your Own Stylishly Stenciled Trompe l'Oeil Pillow

Here at A Makers’ Studio, we’re starting something new – Maker Mondays on our Facebook page! We’ll be sharing a new, super fun tutorial LIVE each Monday at 10 am Central time. You’ll get step-by-step instructions for crafting with an exclusive A Makers’ Studio DIY kit from Amy Howard herself, so don’t miss these!

For our very first Maker Monday, Amy is showing you how to create your own Trompe l’Oeil (“to fool the eye”) pillow. This technique creates a pillow that looks like an optical illusion, as the design pops right off the pillow... almost like it’s 3-dimensional!

Materials Needed

Six Steps to Create Your Trompe l'Oeil Pillow

  1. Apply your floor tile stencil to the center of your pillow, making sure the main pattern is directly in the middle.

Do you want a beautiful throw pillow, but want to make it yourself? A Makers’ Studio offers a great DIY stenciled trompe l'oeil pillow kit. Using monochromatic Gel Art Ink, you’ll have a uniquely patterned pillow made with love.

2. Apply If The Creek Don't Rise Gel Art Ink to the stencil with your spreader. Hold down your stencil as you go to ensure it doesn’t move.

Do you want a beautiful throw pillow, but want to make it yourself? A Makers’ Studio offers a great DIY stenciled trompe l'oeil pillow kit. Using monochromatic Gel Art Ink, you’ll have a uniquely patterned pillow made with love.

3. Remove the stencil, wash it, and lay it flat to dry. Let the first round of Gel Art Ink dry fully as well.

Do you want a beautiful throw pillow, but want to make it yourself? A Makers’ Studio offers a great DIY stenciled trompe l'oeil pillow kit. Using monochromatic Gel Art Ink, you’ll have a uniquely patterned pillow made with love.

4. Place the edge of your dry stencil to “marry” it with the pattern you painted on first. Then, repeat Step 1 until stencil has covered the entire pillow. Allow it to dry fully (about 2 hours).

Do you want a beautiful throw pillow, but want to make it yourself? A Makers’ Studio offers a great DIY stenciled trompe l'oeil pillow kit. Using monochromatic Gel Art Ink, you’ll have a uniquely patterned pillow made with love.

5. Add one part Hey Y'all Gel Art Ink to one part water, mixing with your artist brush. Using the artist brush, offload any extra paint and then start to embellish the edges of your stencil design to add detail.

Do you want a beautiful throw pillow, but want to make it yourself? A Makers’ Studio offers a great DIY stenciled trompe l'oeil pillow kit. Using monochromatic Gel Art Ink, you’ll have a uniquely patterned pillow made with love.

Do you want a beautiful throw pillow, but want to make it yourself? A Makers’ Studio offers a great DIY stenciled trompe l'oeil pillow kit. Using monochromatic Gel Art Ink, you’ll have a uniquely patterned pillow made with love.

6. Once your paint is dry, apply a warm iron to set your Gel Art Ink. This is the best way to ensure the paint sets and will stay on even after washing!

Do you want a beautiful throw pillow, but want to make it yourself? A Makers’ Studio offers a great DIY stenciled trompe l'oeil pillow kit. Using monochromatic Gel Art Ink, you’ll have a uniquely patterned pillow made with love.

How simple (and fun) is that? For more information about the kit and how to create this unique DIY trompe l’oeil pillow project, check out the Maker Monday video below.

If you want to see more great projects just like this, follow our Facebook page and Instagram page and tune in each Monday at 10am Central! We’re looking forward to crafting a beautiful life with you.





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