Silhouette Decorative Pillow

Silhouette Decorative Pillow

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Plaid
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Additional Information



  • Plaid Vase Silhouette Stencil pack
  • FolkArt Fabric Paint: Yellow Citron, Engine Red, Pure Orange, Asphaltum
  • Pencil
  • Masking tape
  • Foam brush
  • Foam plate
  • Paper towels
  • 12"x12" pillow form or fiberfill
  • 1/2 yd duck cloth
  • Needle & thread
  • 4 stencil brushes


  1. Cut duck cloth into two 12"x12" squares.
  2. To determine placement of stencil motifs, trace selected design(s) on paper. Use masking tape to attach paper designs to project surface. Leave paper cutouts in place until ready to stencil.
  3. Work with 1 paint color at a time. Apply a small puddle of paint to a foam plate and thin paint with water before stenciling. Paint should be the consistency of cream.
  4. Traditional stenciling uses a dry brush technique as follows: Lightly dip stencil brush into diluted paint. Swirl brush on a paper towel until brush is almost dry, then swirl brush into stencil cutout. Apply more pressure to the brush to deepen color. Reload brush & repeat swirling motion until color intensity is achieved.
  5. Attach stencil to pillow using masking tape. Stencil selected designs, using a clean brush for each paint color. If overlapping or layering designs, let the 1st layer dry before stenciling on top of it.
  6. Colors used on pillow: Flower: first layer, Engine Red; second layer, Pure Orange; Leaves, Asphaltum; Corner Designs, Yellow Citron.
  7. Use handle end of brush & Yellow Citron to add dots in center of flower.
  8. When cloth is dry, sew squares together leaving 4" hole at bottom of pillow. Turn pillow inside out & stuff with pillow form or fiberfill. Turn pillow right side out and sew slit closed.