Gold on black for the holidays, how to make a West Elm inspired pillow….
I see a new trend coming. I can see black slowly creeping back into decor.I haven’t used black in a while, but I love it.
I’ve seen these West Elm plates all over blogland and love the look gold natural hand-lettering on the black matte finish of the plates.
These plates are done by a very talented artist named Shanna Murray
This pretty setting is from Making Lemonade
I know you have seen her work before, here are some holiday cards she did for Terrain last year.
In fact you can see a lot more of her work on her Facebook page.
I was inspired by her work to create this pillow.I zipped a quick pillow with an envelope enclosure in black suiting material. I really wanted to use black linen, but my fabric store was out.
I printed out my image and transferred it using chalk.
I rubbed chalk on the backside,
and then used a pen on the front to trace the image with firm pressure to transfer my text.
Once I made sure my whole transfer was done,I used a gold paint pen to trace the chalk lines.
Then I filled in with gold acrylic paint.
I let it dry 24 hours. If you think you are going to wash it, you can add fabric textile medium to your paint.
I put in a pillow insert and BAM!
Though I will tell you, I have found black to be a challenge to photograph if the light is bad.
I also have the text printable for you so you can make your own!
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Thanks for mentioning my tablescape, Jen! And LOVE the pillow. I’m putting that at the top of my ‘to make’ list!
You are so welcome! it’s beautiful!
hi i was wondering what brand of acrylic paint did you use, thanks!
Just craft store paint. I think I used deco art gold.
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