Growing up, I was warned not to envy other people covet their things.
I saw this beaut on Etsy & used it as my inspiration for my design. I loved the look, but I think my husband would have fainted if we paid that for a pillow! As you can tell (from the logo) I’m lovin the greek key design!
once the painter’s tape was bordered, I made sure all of the edges were attached to the material (this pillow was a bit finicky as it had a bit of a waffle-like texture, making some room for seep-age… I’ll share more about this later.
this is what it looked like without the tape. After removing it, I made sure to go over the edges once more with the lid of a deodorant stick (don’t ask. It happened to be sitting there & it’s dull top worked perfectly, thank you!) ;)
For my colour, I wanted the greek key to be a grey-ish blue, so I mixed the colours ‘Milk’, ‘Bippity-Boppity-Blue’ and ‘Tin Foil’ (Simply Screen has a great selection of around 12 colours to choose from, and they can easily be mixed to get a custom colour of your choice).
This is what it looked like (although the picture makes it look a little less grey than it actually is). When mixing your colour you do want to remember that it will dry about a half-shade darker than what it looks like wet.
I carefully applied the paint, making sure not to saturate the tape with the paint in case it peeled.
This technique is great for pretty much any type of fabric & any type of clothing (hm… maybe I should make a greek key t-shirt. okay, gotta stop while I’m ahead)…