HAPPY FRIYAY! I'm super excited to be kicking off the holiday guest posts with a rather cool offering from the crafty duo behind Live it. Love it. Make it. Sammy & H have come up with this ace little weekend project to make these very on trend marble throw cushions!
You will need:-
2 x 40cm squares of white vegan leather
A sponge and mixing pallet (a plate or old plastic packaging will do)
Thin long bristled paint brushes
Black and white fabric paint
Needle and thread
Sewing machine (optional)
Step 1. Cut the corners off to make your square an octagon.
Step 2. Take one piece of your vegan leather and put the other piece to one side.
Step 3. Mix up some white fabric paint with a little black to make some grey, try to mix a couple of shades to add depth to your marble.
Step 4. Use the sponge and start with the lightest colour applying it diagonally across the cushion piece.
Step 5. Holding the paint brush at the very end dip it in to the black paint and drag it across the width of the cushion. Gently twisting the brush as you go.
Step 6. Keep painting more veins, branching off from the original one.
Step 7. Keep going adding more all running in the same direction until you like how it is looking
Step 8. Before the paint dries go back in with the sponge and work in some of the heavier lines to soften the look.
Step 9. When the front is completely dry put the other side on top, right sides facing.
Step 10. Sew around the edges of your cushion leaving one edge open & make a small snip at each corner. This stops the edges from puckering up and creates neat corner points.
Step 11. Turn the cushion right side out and stuff through the edge you have left.
Step 12. Hand sew up the last edge with teeny stitches.
And there you have it a gorgeous marble effect cushion. I have used vegan leather but this technique would work with cotton or canvas just as well. I like the idea of using another piece of vegan leather with this marble effect to make a table mat for my coffee table too. I’m off to marble up everything in my lounge to match these lovelies.
Thanks for having me Rachel!