this is SO nice! I have a question though, does the paint feel rough on the pillow? If it doesn't I'm dying to know what paint you used because it came out so well! I wanted to do something like this for my bf, but I was afraid the paint would make it unsleepable, so I did embroidery and stuff instead. You did such a great job though, it's really cute!
The paint is actually a bit rough on the pillow, but I figured it would soften up after a few washes... it's just one coat of acrylic paint mixed with fabric medium. Next time, I think I would mix in more medium than the bottle tells you to, mostly to try and thin out the paint and allow it to absorb into the pillowcase a bit more. However, from experience with t-shirts, the acrylics soften after a few washes.
But GOOD NEWS! I gave the present to my boyfriend tonight and he LOVED it. He didn't even care that the paint was a bit rough... he said he'd be putting it on his pillow tonight. All in all, the gift was successful, and i highly recommend it for the sentimental boy who misses you a bunch when you're away
Merry Christmas everyone!