Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Stenciled Halloween Witch Pillow

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It’s been awhile since I did any stenciling but today I had the day off and in between earthquakes and hurricanes, I decided to make a pillow. I was in the kitchen with the dog when my house started vibrating and the water in my glass started moving just like in the movie Jurassic Park! The dog looked at me like “what was that?” and I looked at her and said “Oakley, I think we just had an earthquake.”

About 5 minutes later I saw them announce it on the news. Of course I was watching the weather channel getting the latest information on Hurricane Irene. ( That’s my Mom’s name….Ha!! I wonder if she is keeping up on Irene’s progress?) :) Anyway, that hurricane looks like it’s going to hit us here in North Carolina sometime on Saturday. I’ll be watching The Weather Channel all week now!

So, back to my pillow. I am so happy with how it turned out! I looked around on Google for a silhouette of a witch and printed it out on my computer. I have a stencil burning tool that I found at Michael’s Craft Store for about $15.00 that lets me make my own stencils. It works like the old wood burning kits from when we were kids. For the moon, I took a round rubber jar opener and traced it on my pillow and then hand painted it. After the moon was dry, I stenciled on my witch. Then I used my letter stencils to add the word “WICKED”.

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If you want some more details on how I made the pillow case out of Painter’s Cloth and how I stenciled it you can click here to see a post I made earlier this year on a Hand Stenciled French Pillow that I made.

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I just love it! And it’s kind of funny that after I finished it and started to work on my blog post of it today, I saw that The Graphics Fairy posted a free witch flying over the moon graphic on her blog today. Go take a peek for yourself! Now I know it’s kind of early to start thinking about Halloween. But, today felt like a gorgeous Fall day complete with sunshine and low humidity and before I knew it I was digging around for something to make for Halloween. Sorry! I am usually the one complaining about the stores rushing the holidays. :)

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sissie said...

Hi Lisa,
That's the cutest witch pillow ever!
Love it.

We did not feel the earthquake here at Ocean Isle Beach, but we are bracing for Irene! If it ain't one thing it's another.

Thanks for the compliment on me and my sister...aw shucks!


Jane said...

LOVE your stenciled pillow! It has a nice aged feel to it.
Stay safe.....between earthquakes and hurricanes......crazy week for sure!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is "wicked" awesome, Lisa! : ) Love the graphic and you're right in line with the stores anyway. I'm trying to keep an eye on where the Halloween/Fall boxes are being placed so once we are moved I can get that stuff out and set up.

Anonymous said...

Now that's such a cute pillow! Will you be selling them or just enjoying them around your home? Very cute. Forgot where you are in NC... close to the shore??

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your pillow turned out great, love the witch:@)

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Thanks everybody for the compliments! I am thinking of trying to sell them and re-opening a shop on Etsy with them. I just don't know the first thing about PayPal so I have a big learning curve ahead of me if I do.

helen tilston said...

You had a fruitful day and one of creativity. I find the media coverage of the earthquake and hurricane just a tad too much.Thank God there was little damage from the earthquake and let's hope Irene diminishes and calms.(we had worried relatives from overseas calling us and worrying- this makes me feel sad)
Let's keep on creating.
Helen xx

Ti said...

That pillow is so darn cute! I love Halloween decor.

So sorry that EQ shook you up (pun intended). We get them in So Cal all the time but that doesn't make them any less frightening. That moment when you suddently realize that fate may not be in your own hands..freaky!

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Love it! And since I'm one of those crazies who goes all out for the "holiday", I certainly be making a couple of those for sure. Thanks for sharing the project.

Oh yeah . . . we felt the earth move up here in Delaware. Me and Son No. 3 were at the pool when it hit. It was wild watching the pool water slosh about back and forth and seeing the umbrellas swaying wildly. I thought it was actually kinda exciting!

Debi@7Gates said...

Puts me in the mood for fall. Love your project. It turned out beautifully. I'll have to check out the out-to do it page. Maybe I'll feel crafty soon.

Marsha said...

What a great pillow! I'm your newest follower.

Fran said...

Wow, this is adorable!! When I saw the halloween motif, I was like 'wait, what month is it?' and if you think about it, halloween will be here before you know it!! Great job!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This is darling and makes me so excited for the play that is coming here soon! :)

Acanthus and Acorn said...

This is so darn cute!!! Hope you have weathered all of mother's natures crap safely this past week!