Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Stenciled Covers

On my thrifting trip I found this!
.10c for the entire stack of stencil...letters and numbers!
I have to admit that I have never used a stencil. I like to free hand. But why not trying. 
These are the perfect size for my recent pillow covers.
I decided to add 

For this project I used acrylic fabric paint marker.
 Add a file folder (cardstock) inside the pillow, to prevent  potential paint bleeding through...did not happened to me, but if you use regular acrylic paint, it might...better safe than sorry!
Acrylic paint is washable when dry, and
"washability" is my number one priority when living with small children and messy husband, so this is perfect for our living room.
I decided on this two "meaningful" years
You know what the first date is...to me it symbolize myself coming to US, just like Cristoforo Colombo 
(yes, that is his name in Italian).
The 1861 is the year when Italy became one, under the ruler King Vittorio Emanuele.
Italy became a Democratic Republic only in 1946, when Monarchy was replaced.
Now you know a little more about the "Old Country".
I love history!
Project done.
Stenciling is quick and easy. 
Just allow time for drying before using.

I love my new pillows!

Stay Frugal,


Revi said...

Yours look much nicer than mine did. Mine looked like prison uniforms turned into pillows. :)

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

Oh...what a great find.

Sew a Fine Seam said...

Very cute! I like them a lot. Yes, if you use regular paint it will bleed through so you have to make sure you have something thick under your pillow cover. If the cover is not very heavy fabric it is best to use more than one piece of cardstock! I've done this before and luckily have no paint on my table - at least not from that project!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a great find Daniela, I'm sure your going to put them to a lot of use! The pillows look great!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Those stencils will be used a lot for many things!Love the pillows!

Leslie Harris said...

What a great price. I love the pillows and I have a feeling there's more stencil projects to come :)
I can't wait to see what's next!
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

Anonymous said...

Gotta find some stencils like that! I have some smaller ones from Martha Stewart so you know that even on sale and with a coupon they were a lot more than 0.10!! How tall are they? Look great!!

Kelly said...

I love how they turned out. The black dates are a great accent!

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Yay! I like these so much. I also like that you chose meaningful years in history.


Wild Oak Designs said...

The numbers just totally finish the covers off!
Perfect. Don't you just love dropcloths? I just made drapes from some (see my blog).

Maria Elena said...

Your pillows look wonderful! I love stencils, so this is my kind of project! Very pretty!

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

I love your new pillows and what they stand for Daniela.

Cristina Garay said...

Now they are one of a kind! I love them, great find on those stencils!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Great job! I bought a pack of stencils not too long ago and were surprised at how much they had went up! Even though, it's probably been 15 years since I used one! Blessings, Tammy

Pamela said...

Now that is an awesome project!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Great project and an awesome find.

SewSweetVIntage said...

I love thrifting! Your pillows are great!!! Pinning:)

me said...

Very cool finds! Now I want to search for stencils!

I'd like to invite you to check out my thrifted link up!


Libby said...

Those stencils were there waiting just for you. I love the symbolism used in your dates. Perfect!