How To: Decorate cushion covers

Decorate cushion covers

Leona from Artists Resource shows us how to decorate cushion covers with a beautiful multi-colored leaf design. You will need textile paint, metallic pens, scissors, glue, paintbrushes, masking tape, a marker pen, cardboard, scrap paper, and some cling film.

To make the stamps, draw or trace the designs onto a piece of cardboard and cut them out. Glue them onto another piece of cardboard and score a line on either end to make it easy to remove. Take a large piece of cardboard, cover it in cling film and put it inside the cushion cover to prevent the ink from leaking through. Apply the paint over the patterns with a brush. With the paint side down, place the pattern on the cushion cover, press it down good and peel it off. Repeat with different shapes and colors all over the cushion cover.

Let the cover dry for an hour. Then using the metallic pens, draw an outline around the leaves. The cover then needs to dry for at least six hours, then it can be ironed on the reverse side, and is washable as well.

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