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”.
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.
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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