decor textiles.

In addition to their amazing transfers, Prima Marketing has also recently added Decor Textiles to their re.design line.  Decor Textiles are 100% white cotton and can be dyed, painted, stenciled or stamped (or who knows what else, I’m sure you guys can come up with even more possibilities).  I’ve even seen a technique for using the transfers on them, but I haven’t tried that out yet for myself.

They have pillow covers, napkins, placemats, table runners and curtains.

The folks at Prima sent me some samples to play around with, so I pulled out a few pillow covers and placemats the other day to see what I could do with them.

First things first, I washed all of them in cold water and then dried them on the low setting.  I probably should have ironed them before moving on as well, but I was too lazy for that step.

Next I pulled out my Fusion Mineral Paint in Putty and Prima Marketing’s French Trellis stencil (also new from the re.design line).  I centered the stencil over the pillow cover and then used a small foam roller to apply the paint.  I used the roller because of the all over design.  I knew it would be much quicker to fill all of that in with a roller than it would be with a stencil brush.

On the reverse side I used an old stencil that I had on hand for the Paris design.

I chose to use Putty because I’m going to include these pillows with the french bench that I shared on Monday which is also painted in that color.  What a great way to perfectly coordinate your throw pillows with your decor, right?

Some q tips for stenciling on fabric; be sure that you have a very hard surface under your fabric, press hard enough for the paint to adhere but not so hard that it is pressed under the stencil, don’t use a goopy roller (ie. remove some of the excess paint from your roller by rolling it on a paper towel a couple of times after loading it with paint).

Another important tip, to keep your paint from bleeding through to the other side of something like this pillow cover, put a piece of cardboard inside before you stencil.  That will catch any paint that soaks through the fabric before it gets to the other side.

According to Fusion, fabric stenciled with their paint should be washable once the paint has cured (after about 30 days).  They have a great tutorial on their website about stenciling pillow covers, you can find that here.

Since I already had a roller full of Putty paint, I decided to stencil a few of the placemats as well.

I used Prima Marketing’s Basket Weave stencil on one side and a Cafe de Paris stencil that I purchased on Etsy a while back on the other (sorry, the Etsy shop that I purchased it from is no longer in business, so I can’t give you a source for it).

I definitely plan to try a few more techniques with the Decor Textiles.  I’m thinking about trying to dye some of the napkins using chalk paint, and I also want to get out my Decor Stamps and try them on some pieces.  I’ll be sure to keep you guys posted when I do.

What do you think?  Got any other ideas for dressing up the new Decor Textiles?  If so, be sure to let me know in a comment.

29 thoughts on “decor textiles.

  1. Great product, plain white textiles. Funny I was just thinking about them this morning, to create a fall pillow. I will check that out. Your putty designs are fantastic and work beautifully with the crisp white cotton pillow covers and placemats. Great post for us do it yourselvers!

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  2. The people at Primo are so creative! Unique throw pillows are hard to find, so DIY is definitely appealing. Perhaps a pillow stenciling class is in the ofting…byo prepped pillow covers and cardboard?

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  3. I love them! I have a lot of stenciled pillows at my house. Probably to many 😂 I am definitely going to check this out. Thanks for the info. 😊

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  4. Okay, would love to see these gorgeous pillows on Mondays bench! On second thought, it might just be too much wonderful for my heart to take! You have no idea how much I would love to have that bench! These pillows are so pretty! I love the putty color! I think that bench is one of my top five favorites you have done! Just wow, once again!

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    1. LOL, well, I almost hate to mention it Shelly, but you did see these pillows on that bench. I included them in the photos in Monday’s post. Obviously you were so distracted by the gorgeous-ness of the bench that you didn’t even notice them 😉

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  5. Oh my word!! I did see them!!! Lol!! You are correct, I was so loving the bench that the pillows got overlooked! Now that I think about it, I remember liking those pillows at the time, but my 57year old brain totally forgot about them! Well, anywaiy, love it all!

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  6. Simply elegant! I’m jealous of your multiple talents! Give me a blank paper/cloth and I freeze but if there’s a tiny mark on it I can draw like crazy from that mark. Do you think Prima would put a little mark on their textiles for me so I could get creative like you? I think maybe my problem is the fear of screwing up something perfectly clean – even a plain piece of paper. If it’s not perfect I can draw or paint like a mad man. I envy your ability to see perfection and still be able to improve upon it. With art, I freeze. In my life as a nurse I rocked and had no fear – like you do when painting anything. Thank you for sharing that talent and your time with us! The Q Tips are fantastic, as alwys. I save each one to a file. LOL!

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      1. Thank you! That made me LOL and people looked at me like I was crazy! I worked as a nurse for 23 years and still have my license but am physically unable to do it anymore. I was a great nurse and fearless and never froze during life or death situations. I’ve been drawing since I was a teen and painting furniture and other things for 2 years after learning from you and Pat @ The Wood Spa and I still freeze with a blank slate. It’s weird since you’d think it would be the other way around. Thank you for the laugh! I definitely needed it today – even if it did make me look like the crazy lady!

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      2. I know how you feel Christie. Give me a little hint on what you’d like me to write about, and off I go scribbling furiously. Give me a blank page and tell me I can write whatever I want, and I’ll stare at it for hours!

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      3. You do get it, Mr. Q!!! I read your reply & squealed (inside my head this time) “Me, too! Me, too!” I’m so glad I’m not the only one. I was hoping you’d pipe in!

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      4. LOL. True. But let’s clarify that you were mowing grass at the time and I had a child-hood trauma involving a neighbor who cut all of his fingers off in the lawnmower while I was playing with my Barbies in the next yard over. I’m still not over it.

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      5. That is so funny nnK but I do have to defend Quandie if a childhood trauma was involved. It can definitely affect the way a person responds to even simple things and if I remember correctly, Quandies’ childhood trauma involved lots of blood and finger loss?? But, yeah, no Band-Aid for you!! Could she be the elusive Band-Aid Nazi? LOL

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    1. Dang! I just read Quandies’ response and saw I was right – it did involve lots of blood and finger loss. That’s good for my memory but also bad because it shows I completely missed the rest of her response explaining the details. I’m a tad ditzy sometimes!

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  7. Love the pillows! They will look great on the bench. This is just another great way to customize your look. Great idea. BTW I’m taking a Fusion mineral paint class on Friday night. My daughter and I are going together. I’m very excited to learn about about painting furniture. Wish me luck.

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