Summer Decorating Ideas

Make a Marbled Fabric Pillow Cover

Create a fabric in the exact colors to match your decor with this trendy marbled fabric pillow case project.

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Materials Needed:

  • 1 yard 100 percent cotton white fabric (enough to make two pillow covers)
  • 1 yard 100 percent cotton backing fabric in the color of your choice
  • three fluid acrylic paint colors
  • three mixing containers
  • paint brush
  • GAC-900 acrylic fabric painting medium
  • alum (available at art supply stores)
  • methocel (available at art supply stores)
  • bucket
  • rectangular plastic bin large enough to hold your pillow size
  • pillow insert
  • iron
  • fabric scissors
  • needle and thread
  • head pins

Pretreat And Cut Fabric

Mix 1 quart warm water with 1/4 cup alum. Soak the fabric for twenty minutes in the alum-water mixture. Wring out and line dry. Iron fabric. You'll need 1 15" square per pillow you want to create, plus 1 15" square of backing fabric.

Prepare the Marble Base

Use a spoon to dissolve 4 tablespoons of methocel per gallon of warm water in your bucket. Mix for five minutes until water is clear. Pour the marble base into the plastic tray. Let sit for 20 minutes.

Mix Acrylic Paint With Fabric Medium

In order to make the acrylic paints permanent on the fabric, mix them with GAC-900 fabric medium. The quantity is 1:1 acrylic paint to GAC-900. Tip: Your paint should be the consistency of melted ice cream; add water if needed.

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