Tuesday, March 4

Puffy Paint Faux Embroidery Pillowcases

Right now both neon and geometric shapes are totally in! And embroiderers have taken notice! If you want to jump on this train but don't want to spend the time embroidery takes, why not knock out some Puffy Paint faux embroidery? 

For this project you will need:
white pillowcases

To protect the other side of your pillowcase from bleeding paint, use a piece of cardboard or something similar inside of the case extending past the edge.

If you want to make specifically sized geometric shapes, like on the triangles only case, you can use cardboard an X-acto knife and a ruler to make little guide pieces to trace onto the case. I used the cardboard insert that came inside of my new pillowcases.
Trace the shape onto your cases with either a pencil or a water or air soluble fabric marking pen.

Use your neon colors to draw on top of your pencil or marker shapes. I used a pencil which is why you can't see them at all in the pic... You have to be kind of close up and look carefully to notice my marks.

Another style that is really common in geometric embroidery right now are the randomly connected triangles. This style is a free-for-all and a lot of fun. If you're worried, feel free to practice doodling these fun shapes up on paper and start with your puffy paint when comfortable.

You can use all one color or alternate neons for a fun look! This case was so much fun!
Be sure to allow your paint plenty of time to dry before handling.

The connected triangles is definitely  my fave...

But I have to say, paired together, they're awesome!

You can also do this technique on tee shirts, throw pillows or any place you're seeing fun embroidery that you're not of a mind to get out there and embroider!

If you dug this tutorial, feel free to stop by Dream a Little Bigger, my craft blog and say hi! 
Until next time!


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