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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Pillow with Guest Designer Aimee Maddern

Guest Designer Aimee Maddern is with us today to share how she made her bat pillow using the 1 piece bat moon circle frame Silhouette cut!

I was feeling the need to release some creativity and came upon the idea to make some Halloween home d├ęcor. I came across the bat moon design and thought of making a vinyl decal. But I then decided I wanted a pillow for my front porch. So I decided to make the bat moon a stencil using vinyl. I used a pillowcase that I purchased from Ikea for $4} and measures 20x20 inches.

First I opened the design in the Silhouette Studio Program. I made the design about 11.75 inches big. The silhouette can cut up to 12 inches wide, and the vinyl comes 12 inches x 6 ft. So I am limited on size for this project since the design is square.
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I first cut the design out on cardstock so I could see what the negative pieces were. Now that I know what those pieces are I changed the setting on the machine it’s self to load media, and feed the machine my vinyl. I made sure I adjusted my setting in the program and also on my blade.

After cutting the vinyl I weeded out the actual design of the bat moon leaving a square piece of vinyl to adhere to my pillowcase.


I stuck the negative piece of vinyl to the pillowcase making sure it stuck as well as vinyl can to material. At first I planned using a dye in a spray bottle to dye the fabric. I then came up with the idea to use spray paint, which I had on hand. {Later I found out I should have just used an acrylic fabric paint}

I used painter’s tape and wax paper to cover the pillowcase to catch any over spray. I also placed the whole project on the grass so incase there was over spray, the lawn would be mowed removing any of the over spray.

 I also sprayed the stencil with a color mist {I now regret} giving it a shimmer.

I then let the pillow dry for a few hours in the sun, but I could have used a heat gun to speed up the process


Be sure to stop back in Monday to see more Home Decor projects from Aimee!

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