Creative Home Decor: Fabric Painting Techniques To Transform Any Space
Scatter cushions, ornaments, lampshades and wall art can make it incredibly easy to update your home decor without having to commit to fully redecorating a room every time you want to freshen up its look. However, buying into every trend can also be costly… and restrictive when it comes to finding exactly what you’re looking for. But what if you could update your home decor yourself, with your own designs, and without having to spend a fortune? Our talented creative contributor, Hannah Oxberry, is here to show you exactly how you can turn a budget cushion into a trendy addition to any room of the home, combining fabric painting techniques with Screen Sensation inks! Not only does crafting your own home decor allow you to create one-of-a-kind designs, exactly as you want them, but it makes staying on-trend affordable… and fun!
Fabric Painting Techniques to Transform Your Home Decor:
Discover exactly how to transform a blank cushion into the latest sofa must-have, with Hannah’s step-by-step tutorial below!
Time to Make: 30mins
Skill Level: Beginner
You Will Need:
- Light cushion cover
- Selection of brushes
- Screen Sensation inks in pearlescent green, graphite and white
- Fabric pens
Begin by selecting your cushion. Plain white will give you a true idea of paint colour, as well as matching with any interior design. Remove the cushion stuffing and iron the cover so you are working with a flat surface.
Sketch or use a copyright-free image of a monstera leaf to form a template.
Place a sheet of card inside the cushion cover to stop any ink transferring to the other side.
Hold or tape the template in place, and trace around the edge using a fine tip, light colour, fabric pen.
Add in extra details using the light colour fabric pen.
Scoop some screen sensations pearlescent green ink into a palette. Add a tiny amount of water to help it flow, and begin painting in your leaf. Use a large round brush for larger areas, switching to a finer brush for smaller areas.
Continue painting your leaf, mixing in graphite to darken the green and add shade to your painting, and using white to add highlights.
Once the ink is fully dry, you can continue to add a little detail to the leaves using fabric pens.
Finally, iron the cover to seal the inks, and stuff to finish!
And there you have it – your super-stylish monstera leaf cushion is complete… and it’s that easy to add any design you like to a cushion or two, to create a whole new look in any room of the home! What would you design?
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