I wanted to add some of the ever popular chevron to my decor. A throw pillow seemed right since it's small and if I didn't like it I can easily change it. So me being me, I decided to DIY my own cover. I bought some acrylic paint and fabric medium from Michael's. The fabric medium is supposed to make the paint washable. We'll see. Onward.
I used a chevron template from here and traced it onto my contact paper. After tracing, I cut each strip of chevron and applied them to the fabric.
I mixed 2 parts paint with 1 part fabric medium. I used black paint since I think some black and white would be a good contrast to the other colors in the room.
I started painting. It was fairly easy but took me several coats to fill in all the white spots.
I tried being patient and wait for the paint to dry but couldn't. I just had to pull the template off.
Looks ok right? Yeah until you get up close. The lines aren't as crisp as I would like them to be and there was some bleeding in areas. Maybe it's the perfectionist in me. I thought I pushed down all the edges of the paper. Guess not. Not sure if I'm going to use this piece for my pillow or start again. I don't want my guests looking all hard at my pillow and scrunch their noses cause my chevron lines are crooked. Feel me? I know next time to use a foam roller instead of brush. I had to blot with the brush and wasn't smooth but also I think it probably took longer this way. Back to the drawing board.