Well the Pinterest Challenge is back over at Bower Power and Young House Love, so here at Get-a-Griff we're jumping on that bandwagon. You can check out their projects here and here, as well as a plethora links to other awesome ideas and projects.
I have recently seen a lot of do-it-yourself art over on Pinterest, but I had only gotten as far as making a few fabric and wrapping paper art projects.
I've caught myself wanting to try wall stencils, like this one by Courtney at Courtney Out Loud...
And this one by Jesse at Good Girl Gone Glad....Erica's awesome new stenciled coffee table! (With the Times)
So, I knew I wanted to stencil something, but without an extra Lack table lying around, and an entire wall sounding too daunting, I went the fabric route and decided to try to stencil a duvet cover.
This is a pillow I recently picked up on clearance at Target. I actually got two of them but I really liked the look of a "painted pillow."
Our room also has some other art in it that has a painted canvasy look so I thought they would go well.
I picked up some fabric paint from JoAnn, Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint, in Gray Wolf, as well as some spongey paint brushes
Then using my pillow design as a guide I traced a flowery-type shape. It looks pretty bad here, but again, I was not phased and was still confident my design would turn out ok.
Someone else happened to be relaxing on the other half of my project....
And here is the final pattern complete!
And here is the final product on our bed....a cool new duvet (already owned) and 4 paint bottles x $1.99 for a grand total of $8.00!!!
And there ya have it!