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Mixed Media Holiday House Pillow

By  Micaela Spiggle  for  DecoArt

size: 16"x12"

  • Mixed Media Holiday House Pillow
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Materials

  • Fabric pillow, 16"x12"
  • Print fabrics: black and white polka dot, gray/white plaid, green polka dot, red patterned, brown patterned, green patterned
  • Buttons, two

Tools

  • DecoArt Americana Fabric Decoupage
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paints: Cadmium Red Hue, Carbon Black, Cobalt Teal Hue, Dark Grey Value 3, Green Gold, Titan Buff, Titanium White, Yellow Oxide
  • Paintbrushes: #12 flat, #6 flat, 3/8” stencil, #1 round
  • Eclectic Products E6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • pen or pencil, water container, palette, tracing and transfer paper, ruler, scissors, paper towels

Pattern - Mixed Media Holiday House Pillow

  • 1. Print out full-size patterns. Use tracing and transfer paper to transfer basic outlines onto patterned fabrics. Cut out with scissors.
  • 2. Apply decoupage medium to pillow front using 12" flat. Press house fabric onto pillow; apply additional coat of decoupage medium to fabric adhering to pillow front.

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  • 3. Apply decoupage medium to pillow for roof and chimney using 12" flat. Press roof and chimney fabrics onto pillow; apply additional coat of decoupage medium to fabric adhering to pillow front.

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  • 4. Basecoat square portion of house (2:1) mixture of watered down Titanium White + Cobalt Teal Hue using 12" flat. Let dry.

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  • 5. Cut out bird from gray/white plaid fabric using scissors.

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  • 6. Apply decoupage medium to pillow for door. Layer door, wreath, and bird fabrics onto pillow front; apply additional coat of decoupage medium to fabric adhering layers to pillow front. Let dry.
  • 7. Apply fabric decoupage to pillow front for window. Press window fabric onto pillow; apply additional coat of decoupage medium to fabric adhering to pillow front. Adhere Christmas tree in lower part of window using decoupage medium.

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  • 8. Basecoat door and window frame (1:1) mixture of Titanium White + Cadmium Red Hue using #6 flat. Paint curtains on each side of window Yellow Oxide using #6 flat.
  • 9. Apply decoupage medium to bottom left of pillow. Adhere bush to pillow front using decoupage medium.
  • 10. Add Cadium Red Hue woodgrain lines to window and door frames using #1 round. Load Dark Grey Value 3 onto #1 round and add scallop line to roof bottom.
  • 11. Apply decoupage medium above door; adhere house number to area. Paint "25" Cadmium Red Hue using #1 round; let dry. Apply decoupage medium to seal.

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  • 12. Dip handle end of #1 round into Cadmium Red Hue to make berries for wreath and bush. Wipe off handle.
  • 13. Use leftover paint mix from Step 8 to paint "U" shapes in roof scallops. Add dots using handle end of #1 round using Titanium White, Cadmium Red Hue, Green Gold, and Cobalt Teal Hue on Christmas tree. Wipe handle before switching colors each time. Lightly dab Titanium White using 3/8" stencil for snow on chimney, roof, wreath, window frame, and bush.

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  • 14. Loosely outline house number Cadmium Red Hue using #1 round; add painted on stitches. Load #1 round with Carbon Black and loosely outline tree, window frame, door frame, scalloped roof, roof, and chimney. Add random
  • 15. Adhere buttons to tree top and door knob
  • Tip
  • 1. When tracing patterns, use back of fabric instead of front to prevent lines from showing.
  • 2. Rinse brush after each use to avoid mixing colors and build up.