This post has been done in collaboration with Cutting Edge Stencils. As always, all opinions are my own.
Happy Wednesday! Myself along with 15 of my blogging buddies went pillow crazy and decided to do a Halloween pillow blog hop using Cutting Edge Stencil stencils. How cool is that? 15 bloggers + Halloween themed pillows, sounds pretty cool to me!
For my pillow I chose skull #1 stencil and decided to do a bleached-out pillow. Guys…when I had this pillow in mind, I was totally thinking Rock n’ Roll 90’s vibe. Haha.
Before you read any further, please take note that this project uses bleach and bleach dangerous. If you plan to attempt to recreate this project do it in a well ventilated area away from anything you do NOT want to get bleach on. This project can get messy and prior to going all out on this, please test the technique on some scratch fabric FIRST.
Sponge or cotton ball
Stencil — a silhouette stencil would work BEST
I would have love to provide you with picture for every step BUT this project was extremely messy and I had to try a couple of different bleach methods in order for my vision to come alive.
cut your fabric to your desired size and lay your stencil on top of it. Tape it down if needed, but make sure that it stays still while working on this project
Dip you sponge in bleach without soaking it and dab it on the part of the stencil that you want to bleach out. If you decide to soak your sponge, the bleach will spread like water on an unleveled counter. To get the outlined skull edge lift up the part of the skull pattern that is detachable and pat the bleach sponge around the edge.
You can either keep it as is or to get a scattered sprayed bleach look, remove your stencil and fill your spray bottle up with bleach and spray the bleach on the pillow and that is it.
When you really think about it, this tutorial is pretty simple and thanks to Cutting Edge Stencil I was able to get the look I was going for. With that said, thanks for stopping by and please make sure you stop by the other gals who are participating in this blog hop. There is a giveaway attached to this blog hop so make sure you enter to win the chance of a free Cutting Edge Stencil!!!
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