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Christmas House Mixed Media Pillow

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Christmas House Mixed Media Pillow
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Christmas House Mixed Media Pillow

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Here is a holiday home décor pillow made with DecoArt Media® and Fabric Decou-Page.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Fabric Decou-Page (DS116)

DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Cadmium Red Hue (DMFA04)
  • Carbon Black (DMFA05)
  • Cobalt Teal Hue (DMFA10)
  • Dark Grey Value 3 (DMFA22)
  • Green Gold (DMFA14)
  • Titanium White (DMFA39)
  • Yellow Oxide (DMFA47)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • 3/8" stencil brush (Americana Stencil Brushes - DABK20)
  • #6 flat brush
  • #12 flat brush
  • button (2: one for star and one for doorknob; colors of choice)
  • #1 round brush
  • pen or pencil
  • fabric (5-6 different patterns and colors of choice)
  • fabric pillow (light-colored)
  • E6000 Glue (E6000)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Flip a piece of fabric over on its back side. Use a pencil and ruler to make the house pattern fit on the pillow. (Mine goes all the way to the side and bottom edge and up about 9".)
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use scissors to cut out the house shape.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a 12" flat brush to apply Fabric Decou-Page to the fabric pillow where the house will go.
    Step 2 Example
  4. While still wet, place the house fabric down and brush more Decou-Page on top. Rinse brush.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use a pencil and ruler to make a roof shape (or just trace and transfer the roof pattern) onto the back of a different piece of fabric.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use scissors to cut out the roof.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Use a pencil and ruler to make a small rectangle shape (or trace and transfer the chimney pattern) onto the back of the brown patterned fabric. Cut out with scissors.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Use the 12" flat brush to apply Decou-Page to the fabric pillow where the roof will be. Quickly press the roof fabric down and brush more Decou-Page on top.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Use the same brush to apply Decou-Page to the fabric pillow where the chimney will be. Quickly lay the chimney fabric down and apply more Decou-Page on top. Rinse brush.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Use a pencil to trace and transfer the door pattern to the back of another fabric.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Use scissors to cut out the fabric door.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Use a pencil to trace and transfer the window pattern onto another fabric.
    Step 11 Example
  13. Use scissors to cut out the fabric window. See helpful hint below.
    Step 12 Example
  14. Use a pencil to trace and transfer the Christmas tree pattern to the back side of the green swirl fabric.
    Step 13 Example
  15. Use scissors to cut out the fabric tree.
    Step 14 Example
  16. Use pencil to trace and transfer the wreath pattern to the reverse side of the green swirl fabric.
    Step 15 Example
  17. Use scissors to cut out the fabric wreath.
    Step 16 Example
  18. Mix (2) parts Titanium White with (1) part Cobalt Teal Hue and a very small amount of water on a palette or plastic plate. Use a 12" flat brush to paint a thin coat of the mix over the house shape (but not on the roof). Rinse brush.
    Step 17 Example
  19. Cut out a bird (or animal of choice) from fabric. (I had a fabric that already had birds on it.)
    Step 18 Example
  20. Use a 12" flat brush and Decou-Page to apply some to the house shape where you want the door. Quickly lay the door fabric down and brush more Decou-Page on top.
    Step 19 Example
  21. Quickly place the wreath fabric down and brush more Decou-Page on top.
    Step 20 Example
  22. Lay the fabric bird (or animal of choice) down on the wreath or the ground and apply more Decou-Page. Rinse brush.
    Step 21 Example
  23. Use a 12" flat brush to apply a coat of Decou-Page to the house where the window will go. Quickly place the window fabric down and apply more Decou-Page on top.
    Step 22 Example
  24. Quickly place the Christmas tree in the lower part of the window and apply more Decou-Page on top. Rinse brush.
    Step 23 Example
  25. Use a #6 flat brush to mix (1) part Titanium White with (1) part Cadmium Red Hue. Use the mix to paint on frames on the door and window. Rinse brush. Save the mix for a future step.
    Step 24 Example
  26. Use a #6 flat brush and Yellow Oxide to paint on curtains on each side of the window. Rinse brush.
    Step 25 Example
  27. Use a pencil to trace and transfer the bush pattern to the back of the green swirl fabric; cut out with scissors.
    Step 26 Example
  28. Use the 12" flat brush to apply Decou-Page to the house where the bush will be. Place the bush fabric down and brush more Decou-Page on top. Rinse brush.
    Step 27 Example
  29. Use a #1 round brush to apply Cadmium Red Hue to add lines to look like wood on the window and door frames. Use a #6 flat brush and Dark Grey Value 3 to scallop the roof. Rinse brush.
    Step 28 Example
  30. Use scissors to cut out a rectangular piece from white polka dot fabric. Use the #6 flat brush and Cadmium Red Hue to paint on the number 25. Rinse brush.
    Step 29 Example
  31. Use the handle end of the #1 round brush dipped in Cadmium Red Hue to make berries on the wreath and bush. Wipe off handle.
    Step 30 Example
  32. Use the mix from STEP 25 with a #1 round brush to paint "u" shapes in the scalloped roof. Rinse brush. Use the #12 flat brush and Decou-Page to apply the roof on the house above the door. Place the fabric 25 on the house and brush more Decou-Page on top. Rinse brush.
    Step 31 Example
  33. Use the handle end of a #1 round brush and load separately with Titanium White, Cadmium Red Hue, Green Gold, and Cobalt Teal Hue to add lights and strands around the Christmas tree. Wipe off handle before switching colors and at the end.
    Step 32 Example
  34. Use a 3/8" stencil brush to lightly dab on Titanium White for snow on the chimney, roof, wreath, window frame, and bush. Rinse brush.
    Step 33 Example
  35. Use a #1 round brush and Cadmium Red Hue to loosely outline the fabric 25 and add a few painted-on stitches. Rinse brush.
    Step 34 Example
  36. Use a #1 round brush and Carbon Black to loosely outline the tree, window and door frames, scalloped roof, roof, and chimney. Add random stitches to all as well. Rinse brush.
    Step 35 Example
  37. Use E6000 Glue to adhere a button of choice for a star on the Christmas tree.
    Step 36 Example
  38. Use a different colored button for a doorknob and adhere with E6000 Glue.
    Step 37 Example

HELPFUL HINTS

The blue fabric I had for the window was too bold so I toned it down by thinning out Cobalt Teal Hue with very little water and painted over the entire fabric window.