this stool started life covered in velvet....but I wanted to give it a makeover to match my headboard.
In a previous tutorial I showed how I transformed a tablecloth in to a headboard cover and use freezer paper to transfer an image.
......this worked really well, but the technique can be touch and go and takes some time to do - stencilling is a much quicker and easier method
A piece of French linen
DecoArt So Soft Fabric Paint - I used Graphite
Spray-on stencil adhesive
A foam pouncer (or stencil brush)
Paper plate or palette
Wash the fabric to remove any starch - do not use fabric conditioner
Cut a circle of fabric allowing an extra 2 inches wider than the stool.
Staple the fabric on to the underside of the stool
Apply a fine mist of stencil adhesive on to the stencil
Pick up a little paint on the pouncer and dab some off on the kichen towel ( if too much paint is used it may bleed under the stencil).
Dab it on through stencil making sure it does not seep underneath and on to the fabric
You could, of course, stencil the fabric before covering the stool, but I find the placement easier this way