The best kind of projects are the ones you get to do with family. Setting aside some time to create is essential for releasing the ideas that form inside your head. Holidays, special events such as birthdays, baby showers and weddings help bring out the creative spirit. Today we share with you a special project created by CCB Crew Member Linda Sandblåst Skotheim and her daughter Charlotte Linea Skotheim. This beautiful project is a painted wedding pillow. It can be created for almost any occasion or as a decorative pillow in your home. Lets read how Linda and her daughter created this project…..
The fun part of getting things you normally would not get is that it gives you so much inspiration to think outside the box. This time I was looking at the CCB His and Hers Mix and Match Pad and with my little girl who will be 6 yrs old in June. Together we decided that we where going to make a small pillow. With that said, we did the sewing and coloring together as a team.
Tools; Brush, Heat Gun, Needle,Thread
Turn the fabric sheet from the mix and match pad inside out and started sewing… My daughter had a blast doing this and needed only a “little” help from mom..
If you don’t have a sewing machine a needle and thread is just the answer.
This is a great project to teach your kids how to sew, just a great thing to know.
We then flipped the stitched pillow the other way and used fabri-tac to glue half of that edge… Now we were ready to start the fun part…Painting the pillow!
Canvas Corp Panels are 100% cotton and screen printed so you can paint, wash, etc. and the printing stays just like it is.
For the painting, my daughter with some help from me, misted inks onto a plastic cover and used that to paint with. But for the glimmer glaze, she used it directly from the glass. Before we started the painting we misted the entire pillow with water, this makes the mists flow so much better.
Letting children experiment will unleash their love for being creative.
There are no rights or wrongs, pull together products that work together and see what is created.
Finally my daughter dried the inks on the pillow with a heat tool, she did it all by herself. The next time my princess gets to go to a wedding she will have this gift ready to go.
Show your kids how to use your craft tools and make sure they know which ones are dangerous so they don’t use them when you are not around.
Love how serious Charlotte is when she is getting down to craft business.
How great was this project? How fabulous are Linda and her daughter? What a great team and project. You can do this with any member of your family or with your students. The results are amazing. Come back soon to see more of Linda’s fabulous works.