Monogram Embroidered and Painted Pillow
Two fonts, a combination of paint and embroidery, and a mixed palette enliven a solid pillow.
- Monogram Clip Art
- Light-colored fabric pillowcase
- Graphite transfer paper, by Saral; dickblick.com
- Waterproof paper, by National Geographic; waterproofpaper.com
- Cutting mat
- Craft knife
- Lumiere acrylic paint, in Metallic Pewter, by Jacquard; dickblick.com
- Wide paintbrush, Series SN stencil brush, by Loew-Cornell; misterart.com
- Masking tape
- Embroidery hoop, by Colonial Needle; purlsoho.com
- Tapestry needles, size 22, by John James; purlsoho.com
Print two letters in two fonts, enlarging to fit pillow as needed. Place transfer paper, chalky side down, on pillowcase; arrange letters on top. Trace letters with a pencil to transfer outlines.
Place a piece of waterproof paper on cutting mat. Center left-hand letter (here, the T) on top; cut out to make a stencil. Lay stencil over outline on fabric; fill in with fabric paint. Tape off a 1 1/2-inch border on all sides of the pillowcase; fill in with paint. Let dry completely.
Center the second letter in an embroidery hoop and, with a double strand of thread, create a running stitch along outline.