Last week Chris Williams gave you the 101 on fabric painting. Now let’s have fun creating a project she designed using Go Go Bugs Simply® Stencil a piece of cotton/poly blend fabric, a couple stencil brushes, stencil tape, and three colors of FolkArt Fabric Paint, 4005 Engine Red, 4426 Licorice and 4436 Metallic Silver Sterling.
Begin by taping your fabric to a wax-covered backing board or shirt form to keep fabric taut.
Next, place the lady bug stencil in the center on an angle and secure in place with tape.
Stencil ladybug spots, head, antennae and bottom Licorice. Use stencil tape to mask areas not to be painted.
Continue stenciling Engine Red wings.
Stencil Metallic Silver Sterling circles randomly over the background and one Licorice “spot.”
Using fine point black permanent ink marker, write saying around the square:
Little red bug,
Oh so cute.
Here’s a black spot
For your suit!
Add Licorice polka dots border and allow to dry. Remember to heat set before using fabric square as a pocket on a tote or sewn into a pillow!
To make a pillow sew 2.5” strips of fabric on all four sides; add a ruffle and then sew to larger fabric square and stuff.. You can even embellish with stacked buttons on the corners!
If you make this a pillow it is best to spot clean, otherwise, hand wash with a gentle detergent as needed.