I am a pillow lover. Funnily enough,it goes along with my obsession of lampshades and tea towels.
I love making my own pillows with stencils because it is a nice way to get a custom look with out spending a lot.
There aren't as many color choices as fabric paint, but they have all of the primaries,secondary's and black and white, so you can mix your own colors. I save old jelly jars and pickle jars to keep the custom paint colors in. You an also use fabric paint with this project. It's all personal preference. I just prefer screen printing ink.
I like to use a foam craft dauber to get the right amount of ink.
I just lay my craft stencil down and pounce away. I'll use painter's tape to tape it down if I want to make sure it doesn't move.
I just overlay my stencils and try different pressures to get different looks.
Anything can be a stencil . This bird cut-out is from a Christmas card! I also used a doily stencil too. Sometimes I like to use letter or number stencils like I did on this tray project.
After my ink dries, I heat set it,sew my pillow and stuff it.
It's a great way to get those custom colors or images you just can't find in the store, and there are so many stencils you can choose from.