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DIY Throw Pillow for Mother's Day

Send mom a fun, and creative, "postcard" with this customized throw pillow
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Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Wild Blueberry
Item #32017
High-performance, patented, premium acrylic paint is specially formulated for use on all surfaces. Its highly pigmented color provides superior coverage-perfect for all craft and hobby painting techniques, including brush painting and detailing, sponging, stenciling, stamping, and printing. UV- and weather-resistant for indoor and outdoor use. Self-priming for use on porous and non-porous surfaces. Dishwasher-safe on glass. Non-toxic; waterbased; USA-made. 60 Satin paints provide a soft, subtle, sheen.

$2.39

Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Raspberry Ice
Item #32044
High-performance, patented, premium acrylic paint is specially formulated for use on all surfaces. Its highly pigmented color provides superior coverage-perfect for all craft and hobby painting techniques, including brush painting and detailing, sponging, stenciling, stamping, and printing. UV- and weather-resistant for indoor and outdoor use. Self-priming for use on porous and non-porous surfaces. Dishwasher-safe on glass. Non-toxic; waterbased; USA-made. 60 Satin paints provide a soft, subtle, sheen.

$2.39

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Martha Stewart Crafts ® 6oz Tintable Fabric Medium
Item #32194
Mix with Martha Stewart Crafts Acrylic Paints for a softer, more flexible finish when painting on fabric. Mix 1 part medium to 2 parts paint. Heat set projects for permanence and washability. Waterbased.

$6.99

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Detailing Brush Set - 5pc
Item #32247
An assortment of brushes for small crafts and fine detailing. Ergonomically designed, easy-grip handles. Contains 5 white nylon bristle brushes: #1 and #4 round for thin and thick lines, detailing, #2, #6 and #8 flat for blending, strokework.

$9.99

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Monogram Serif Alphabet Stencil Set 48pc
Item #32277
Personalize crafts with monograms, names, and messages. Contains 48 stencils--upper and lower case alphabet, numbers, punctuation, decorative elements--plus instructions. Font height:1-1/2in.

$8.29

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Stencil Tape
Item #32292
Low-tack tape is safe for fabrics and other surfaces. Use to hold stencils securely in place or to mask off areas while stenciling. Contains one roll, 3/4in x 25yds.

$8.09

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Stencil Brush Set - 3pc
Item #32802
These brushes are ideal for stenciling on any surface including fabric. Ergonomically designed, easy-grip handles. Contains 3 natural bristle brushes: 1 each 1/2in, 3/8in, 5/8in.

$7.99

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Large Mylar Stencil - Tribal
Item #33553
Use these stencils to create beautiful painted designs on fabric, wood, glass, and other large surfaces. Contains 3 coordinating, multi-design 8-3/4in x 16-3/4in stencils and instructions

$19.69

Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Magenta Rose
Item #33568
Martha Stewart Crafts® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint is a water based paint that gives your projects a softly polished look.

$2.39

Instructions

Side A – Postcard Design

  1. Cut the Alphabet Stencils down,and tape together to desired letter spacing for ‘POSTCARD’. Align toward the top left corner and Stencil Tape to the pillow.
  2. Mix 1 part Fabric Medium with 2 parts Magenta Rose Craft Paint. Using a small Stencil Brush, apply a small amount to the Alphabet Stencil using a quick up and down motion.
  3. Using Wild Blueberry Craft Paint and a Brush, draw a vertical line down the pillow about 1/3 from the right, and stacked wavy lines in the upper right hand corner.
  4. With a Detail Brush, freehand a personalized message on the left half of the pillow (ie. ‘Happy Mother’s Day!’).

Side B –“All-over” Stencil Design

  1. Mix 1 part Fabric Medium and 2 parts Raspberry Ice Craft Paint in a small bowl. Cut the desired Laser-cut Stencil from the full-page template. Line up the stencil on one of the corners.
  2. Using a medium-large Stencil Brush, apply a small amount of paint to the stencil by using a quick up-and-down motion. (Tip: Be sure to not overload your stencil brush with too much paint. Less is recommended).
  3. Continue to apply Craft Paint to Stencil until entire side is complete.
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