Monday, July 16, 2012

DIY - Pop of Red / Sea Horse Pillow

As I mentioned last week I have a 2nd red pillow case that I wanted to paint.

I know that I didn't want to paint another coral branch. So I looked for something else that would go along with the coral and I found this:


I thought hmmmmm.....Seahorse.....Seahorse? Yeah, seahorse!

Since this pillow case is darker than the first one, when I started to draw, it was so hard to see the marker lines and couldn't get the size right.

I then thought I'd draw a grid and then draw the seahorse.

Fail, the grid vanished faster than I could draw! Must have been the humidity in the air today.

Finally I just created a pattern on the computer. The pillow is larger than a piece of paper so I had to split it up in sections and then tape them together.

Using the stencil I traced seahorse onto the pillow.


Next came the fun and I had to paint fast!




I outlined everything first, to make sure I have my lines


and then I filled it out.


Stuffed it, and DONE! My fraction of the cost designer seahorse pillow.

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Aloha a Hui Hou!


9 comments:

  1. How many times have I said it, and I say it again: You are soooooo talented!

    Peggy

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! So happy you like :o) I'm so pleased how it turned out too :o)

      Aloha!

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  3. love the look!! i think using a freezer paper stencil might make the painting a bit easier. mahalo for sharing!

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    1. Aloha Michelle!

      Mahalo for your kind words.!

      Freezer paper stencil? Hmmmm, have never heard of that one - will have to look it up.

      Aloha!

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  4. I just adore this! I've been wanting to buy nautical themed pillows for the longest time - but the $45 price tags make me gasp! I am trying these this weekend! Thanks for sharing! Come visit my blog for more beach inspiration.. www.eatloveinspire.blogspot.com

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    1. Aloha Hannah! Glad you like it! I might try this again using the bleach technique. The pillows wont be as stiff :o) Will definitely stop by your site for some inspiration :o)

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  5. Wow this looks just like that pillow from above!

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    1. Aloha Jenn! I tried my best to get it close to the original! Glad you think I did :o)

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