Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

watercolor personalized initial pillow

Step 1
First, smooth out your fabric on your working surface.
 
TIP: If you like, you can iron it first to remove wrinkles and place a piece of freezer paper or other water-resistant liner underneath the top layer to help prevent ink and paint from bleeding through.
Step 2
Choose your initial from the stencils and hold it in place on top of your fabric. Use an ultra-fine Sharpie® marker to carefully outline the letter. Fill the space inside the lines with the brush-tip Sharpie®.
 
TIP: This marker is great for marking on fabric because it pulls on the material less than traditional markers do.
Step 3
Squirt a little of the watercolor acrylic paint onto a paper plate (or palette paper), then add water to dilute it as you want your paint to be fairly thin and watery. 
Step 4
Use a paintbrush (or foam brush) to begin adding layers of paint to your fabric.
 
TIP: If you really want your paint layers to blend into each other, try wetting the fabric with water and a foam brush first. 
Step 5
Continue adding layers of paint in different colors until you’re happy with your results.
 
TIP: If you’d like to add new layers of color that don’t blend into the previous colors, let your fabric dry completely before adding new paint.
Step 6
Let the fabric dry completely once you’ve finished. If you’d like, you can outline your shapes and designs with the ultra-fine or brush-tip Sharpie® marker to give them extra definition.
 
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  • Iron (Optional)
  • Ironing Board (OPTIONAL)
  • Freezer Paper (OPTIONAL)
  • Paper Plate (or Palette Paper)
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