Celestial Nebula Throw Pillow

Celestial Nebula Throw Pillow

Posted by DecoArt on Jun 18th 2019

Create a heavenly throw pillow on velvet with SoSoft® Fabric Paint.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • cardboard
    • paintbrushes
    • velvet pillowcase
    • pillow filler



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Insert a piece of cardboard just slightly smaller than the pillow inside the pillowcase. (This will help to create a solid surface and serve as a barrier to keep paint from seeping to the opposite side of the pillowcase.)
    2. Instruction #1
    3. To create the nebula, paint fluffy clouds in the shape of a triangle with Burnt Sienna. Highlight the top of the clouds with Bright Yellow, blending to the undersides of the clouds in Red Pepper. Leave some of the black velvet without paint to create shadows. (See photo.)
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Create smokey white clouds around and between the nebulae by painting swirls in White, Ocean Blue, and Dioxazine Purple. Create stars by painting White dots in random places. (See photo for placement.)
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Create the planet by painting a circle in Dioxazine Purple. Paint rounded stripes in Baby Blue Deep, Mediterranean Blue, Ocean Blue, and Dioxazine Purple, alternating colors. (See photo for placement.)
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Fill the pillowcase with pillow filler and use as a throw pillow for a couch or bed.
    10. Instruction #5