22 responses

  1. Mindy
    August 26, 2013

    Crazy talent, as usual. Your lines are so straight!

  2. Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker
    August 26, 2013

    Amazing and beautiful!!!

  3. carissa
    August 27, 2013

    I love this! I have definitely been thinking of how to get some of cw textiles into my home…can’t wait to try this!

  4. Jennifer
    August 27, 2013

    beautiful…as always! awesome sarah!!

  5. Lauren H
    August 27, 2013

    Came over from SMD because I just had to see this project. Beautiful work, as always! I am considering stenciling my own duvet cover b/c the design I wanted was a comforter (not duvet cover), color was slightly off and way too expensive for something that usually does not last, so this has given me a bit more confidence.

    Oh, and I’ve been playing around with creating a few pattern stencils myself so thanks for the tip about splitting into two to make it work.

    Any tips for achieving a kind of geometric watercolor design? And, is there a specific finish that is more desirable when using latex paint and fabric medium (flat, satin, etc.)?

    • Sarah M. Dorsey
      August 29, 2013

      Hi Lauren! I like to use flat/matte paint for textiles, satin works well too though. I haven’t experimented with watercolor on textiles, but sounds fun! I’d love to try sometime!

  6. Marta from 2nd Funniest Thing
    August 27, 2013

    Cutest pillows ever!! Great job

  7. Nancy
    August 27, 2013

    Love the pillows. Great talent!! Thanks for sharing.
    Nancy

  8. Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog
    August 27, 2013

    LOVE these! I can’t believe those are stenciled! Reason number 187,654 that I need to get a Silhouette! Thanks so much for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  9. Kristin @ bliss-athome.com
    August 27, 2013

    Sarah is one of my faves!! Super talented and sweet! This is such a good idea :) xo Kristin

  10. saf affect
    August 27, 2013

    Beautiful! And simple…

  11. Anne Marie
    August 27, 2013

    These look so professional! How do you keep the lines so crisp?

    • Sarah M. Dorsey
      August 29, 2013

      Hi Ann Marie! For fabric it helps to be on a flat surface, such as a table top. Before applying paint it helps to remove as much paint as possible on a paper towel, and then apply more as needed. This significantly reduces the amount of paint under the stencil. Finally, with your other hand, hold the stencil down where you are painting. Hope this helps!

  12. Meghan Squyres
    September 25, 2013

    I love this! Do the pillows come out crusty when they dry or hard?

    • Beckie
      September 26, 2013

      The fabric medium helps prevent it from feeling too stiff.

    • sarah m. dorsey designs
      October 3, 2013

      Hi Meghan! The thin paint lines are pretty soft, the thicker striped lines are a little harder. I’d recommend sticking with thin lines for a softer finish.

  13. Hillary Ramos
    October 3, 2013

    Hello! What setting did you use on your Silhouette to cut the .007 plastic? Thanks!

    • sarah m. dorsey designs
      October 3, 2013

      Hi Hillary! I use speed 1, thickness 33, blade 5, double cut (sometimes I run it through one more time if it doesn’t cut on two.

  14. I’m Busy Procrastinating
    December 29, 2013

    I’m curious about the IKEA Gurli shams, aside from stenciling them. I was considering buying a royal blue one but having only seen them online, I am unsure about the quality and how they look up close. Yours look nice here but in other photos they look a bit lumpy. Maybe it’s just that other people didn’t use a large enough pillow form inside?

    • Beckie
      January 1, 2014

      They are great – a nice thick canvas. I will say though if you purchase the pillow forms from IKEA they are crap. That might be why they look lumpy in other pictures. I always buy my pillow forms from JoAnn Fabrics instead.

  15. Beth Clark
    April 26, 2014

    Beautiful!!

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