Crafts, Home Decor

Stenciling a Pretty Princess Pillow

Do you or someone you know have a little royalty in their bloodline? Hail the Princess or Queen in you home with a golden crown stencil from My Crafty Stencils! Spell it out with our Anthem Letter stencil set! For this craft you will need:

Anthem Letter Stencil Set – https://bit.ly/2DdC072

Viscount Crown Stencil – https://bit.ly/2PeNWua

Americana Acrylic Craft Paint – https://bit.ly/2yIMU1p

Americana Fabric Painting Medium – https://bit.ly/2DKkc4

Flat Bristle Stencil Brush – https://bit.ly/2Wy68lC

Repositionable Spray Adhesive – https://bit.ly/2yFQoBK

Frog Tape Painter’s Tape – https://bit.ly/2OtyDkb

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Get started by spraying the back of the Viscount crown stencil with Repositionable Spray Adhesive and centering it on the surface of the pillowcase. The pillowcase should not be on a pillow as you stencil. To keep the fabric from bunching up, spray a piece of cardboard with Repositionable Spray Adhesive and put it inside of the pillowcase. Smooth out any wrinkles and make sure the stencil is pressed firmly to the surface. Mix the Americana Glorious Gold craft paint with Americana Fabric Painting Medium 2:1 on a paper plate using the stencil brush.

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Once the Fabric Painting Medium is thoroughly mixed into the paint, swirl the excess paint off of the brush and onto a piece of paper towel. The brush bristles should feel about dry to the touch. Lightly swirl the paint onto the edges of the crown stencil as you begin to fill the design with color.

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It is really helpful to have a piece of cardboard coated in Repositionable Spray Adhesive to keep the material from shifting as you swirl on the stencil paint. Lightly build the color in 3-4 coats of paint. Once the color fill is solid peel off the stencil.

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Next, attach a piece of Frog Tape Painters tape to the pillowcase so that it runs straight from one side to the other. This is the line you should use to line up the stencil letters. Use Repositionable Spray Adhesive on the back of your lettering stencil then press it into place on the line. Use more Frog Tape Painters Tape on either side of the letter “P” to keep from painting outside of those boundaries.

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For the lettering try mixing Americana Shimmering Silver and Lilac acrylic paints. This paint should then be mixed with Americana Fabric Painting Medium 2:1. Once mixed swirl the excess paint off of the stencil brush onto paper towel until it feels just about dry to the touch.

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Swirl the stencil paint through each letter individually until you reach full color. It should take 3-4 coats on each letter to reach full coverage. As you complete each letter, simply peel off the lettering stencil and put the next letter into position to be stenciled.

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Once your word is complete, peel off the Frog Tape Painters Tape and place your pillowcase onto a pillow. The fabric paint takes 24 hours to cure so be sure not to wash your new pillowcase before then. The pretty princess pillowcase craft is a great gift for birthdays, holidays, or mothers day. Customize the wording for any king, queen, duke, countess, prince, or princess that you know! Check out the video below for step by step instructions and visit https://www.mycraftystencils.com/ to browse our products!

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Crafts, Home Decor

DIY Personalized Monogram Beverage Coaster Stencil Project

Personalize your plain beverage beverage coasters with a stencil in this week’s DIY stenciling project. All you need are some stencils, paint, and a set of drinking coasters from your favorite home decor site or store! This project works well for wood, marble, or cork coasters. You will need the following:

3″ Simple Script Letter Set – https://bit.ly/2Ju3db2

Nador Designer Craft Stencil – https://bit.ly/2Fp1akq

Repositionable Spray Adhesive – https://bit.ly/2yFQoBK

Americana Acrylic Craft Paints – https://bit.ly/2POD1GS

Craft Stencil Brush for every color – https://bit.ly/2UQ75nH

Americana Gloss Finish Acrylic Sealer – https://bit.ly/2Tkj1Ns

Low Grit 220 Sandpaper

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Begin by lightly sanding the surface of each coaster. This will remove and protective top coat from the coaster and roughen the surface so that paint sticks to the surface easier. Wipe away any dust with a damp rag before continuing. Once the coasters are prepared, use a coat of Repositionable Spray Adhesive on the back of the stencil and set aside for 30-60 seconds before placing on the coaster.

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Prepare the brush before getting to stenciling. To stencil you want to use a dry brush painting technique. Do this by swirling the flat tipped stencil brush into the paint on a paper plate. Once the bristles are nice and loaded with paint, swirl the excess paint off of the brush onto a paper towel so that only the lightest amount comes off of the brush. It is important to use the dry brush technique each time you load paint onto your brush because it prevents paint bleed beneath the edges of the stencil so that you always get a crisp design.

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Once the Repositionable Spray Adhesive has become tacky after 30-60 seconds, press the stencil to the surface of the coaster. Use the Nador stencil design as the background. When the stencil is in place use Frog Tape Painters Tape to mark off any close edges of the coaster to prevent paint from getting on the sides. After 2-4 light coats of paint you should get an even build of color on your pattern.

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Once you have stenciled the background onto each stencil it’s time to stencil the monogram letters.The font used in this tutorial is 3″ Simple Script. Make sure you have a new brush or thoroughly cleaned and dried the brush from the background before you begin. Center the monogram stencil, mask the edges using painter’s tape, and begin swirling in black paint using the dry brush techniques. After 2-4 coats of paint you should have full coverage.

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After stenciling each coaster use a coat or two of Americana Gloss Finish Acrylic Sealer to protect the paint design on the coaster surface. The gloss will give the coasters a nice shine to them.

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We hope you enjoyed this My Crafty Stencils stenciling tutorial. If you wish to browse our products visit https://www.mycraftystencils.com/ and check out the instructional video below for any details you might have missed!

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Crafts, Home Decor

How to Stencil a Damask Motif Wall Hanger

Here is a crafty way to turn any old wall hanger into a stylish damask accent piece on any wall or door! Stenciled with Emperor’s Gold Americana Acrylic Paint this damask motif is sure to catch the eye of your guests and visitors. For this craft you will need the following tools:

Damask Motif Craft Stencil – https://bit.ly/2TAD6nr

Repositionable Adhesive Spray – https://bit.ly/2yFQoBK

Craft Stencil Brushes – https://bit.ly/2UQ75nH

Frog Tape Painter’s Change – https://bit.ly/2OtyDkb

Americana Matte Finish Acrylic Sealer – https://bit.ly/2PG5lyv

Americana Acrylic Craft Paints:

Napa Red – https://bit.ly/2u6Mzns

Indian Turquoise – https://bit.ly/2UzDUph

Emperor’s Gold – https://bit.ly/2EXB9HM

Glorious Gold – https://bit.ly/2yIMU1p

 

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Start off by spraying the back of your Damask Motif wall stencil with Repositionable Spray Adhesive. Give the Repositionable Spray Adhesive 30-60 seconds to become tacky before pressing it to the wall. In the meantime, use a screwdriver to remove the wall hanger. Now press the stencil in place so the bottom of the damask overlaps with the top of the hanger.

 

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Put a bit of Napa Red Americana acrylic paint onto a paper plate, swirl the paint into the brush bristles, then swirl the excess paint off onto a piece of paper towel. The bristles should feel just about dry to the touch before you start stenciling. Lightly swirl this red into the stencil design. This will shade the color of gold that you will stencil over the red. For parts of the design near the edges of the stencil use a few pieces of Frog Tape Painters Tape to keep from getting paint on the wall.

 

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Now stencil a coat of Emperor’s Gold Americana acrylic paint over the red. Just the same as before, swirl paint into your brush and the excess off onto paper towel. This dry brush technique prevents the paint from bleeding beneath the edges of the stencil. Everytime you take more paint onto your stencil brush you will need to swirl the excess paint off onto paper towel.

 

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Once you have a full coat of Emperor’s Gold acrylic paint on your design try shading Indian Turquoise at the center of the petals of the damask and Napa Red at the edges. This will bring the colors out in the last coat of gold and create a more varied, patina style.

 

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Swirl another coat of Emperor’s Gold over the stencil design. Once you have coated the colors, swirl in the lighter Glorious Gold acrylic paint around the center of the design. Then remove the stencil.

 

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Carefully line the stencil back up over the design and mask off the wall hook with Frog Tape Painters Tape. Make sure the stencil is as flat as possible over the design then bounce the stencil brush up and down using the stipple method to paint the hook Emperor’s Gold.

 

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Remove the stencil once more then color the top of the hook in Emperor’s Gold acrylic paint. Peel off the Frog Tape Painters Tape then coat the design in a coat of Americana craft sealer.

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Time to hang up your smock because that’s it, you’re done! Just another fun and simply way to bring more color into your life with My Crafty Stencils! Check out the video below and visit https://www.mycraftystencils.com/ to browse our products!

Crafts, Home Decor

Mixed Media Stencil Craft Techniques

Here’s a project worthy of a rainy day! In this demonstration we show you a couple stencil technique you may not consider when crafting. To make an artistic mixed media craft like the one here you will need:

Abstract Floral Mini Craft Stencil – https://bit.ly/2Dkpt0H

Abstract Foliage Mini Craft Stencil – https://bit.ly/2TzxLZD

Alligator Skin Mini Craft Stencil – https://bit.ly/2HXBBdx

Scales Mini Craft Stencil – https://bit.ly/2WQyrff

Clock Work Mini Craft Stencil – https://bit.ly/2GvImB3

Craft Stencil Brushes – https://bit.ly/2UQ75nH

Frog Tape Painter’s Tape – https://bit.ly/2OtyDkb

Repositionable Spray Adhesive – https://bit.ly/2yFQoBK

Americana Acrylic Paint – https://bit.ly/2zcS1YK

Mini Squeegee – https://bit.ly/2RKEaQ5

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First we wanted to emboss a stencil design into our paper without an embossing machine. To created a raised design on your paper you will first need to dampen it to make it workable. Use a damp sponge to dab water over the surface of your sheet on both sides in the are you want to emboss. We only dampened a section of the paper but if you want to emboss the whole sheet you will need to dampen the entire paper. Be careful not to overwet the paper or else it may fall apart. Lay the damp paper over a foam pad with the alligator skin mini craft stencil positioned on top. In our demonstration we actually used a mouse pad which worked great. With your stencil in place, use a rolling pin to firmly press the stencil on top of the paper. The foam will flex through the stencil giving the paper raised edges like alligator skin. Once you have embossed the wet paper set it aside to dry.

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Once the paper dries it is time to add some color to this design. To do this we are using a rainbow colored inkpad, but any craft store ink pad or distress ink will work. Position the opening of the stencil over the raised areas of the design and press the inkpad through the top. You may need to repeatedly stamp the ink through until you get even coverage. Once you do, life the stencil and reposition it for the next repeat.

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The next technique is using 3 Dimensional Glue Paste to create a raised design on the project’s surface. Use Repositionable Spray Adhesive on the back of your stencil and press it into position on your project surface. Using a mini squeegee, evenly spread the 3D glue paste through the stencil design. Once the design is evenly coated peel the stencil from the surface. Before continuing allow the glue to dry clear. Before we get to foiling the raised design we are going to paint some more designs on the surface.

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Before adding any more raised designs with 3D glue let’s add more colored stencil designs using acrylic paint. First we sprayed the back of the abstract foliage stencil with repositionable spray adhesive to stick it to the bottom of the page. Use some Frog Tape Painter’s Tape around the edges of the stencil to keep yourself from painting outside of the design. Swirl your stencil brush into the paint then swirl the excess off onto a piece of paper towel. Your brush should feel dry to the touch before you begin painting the design. Swirl the paint through the design in 2-3 coats of paint until you reach full coverage of the design. For the green leaves we went with a solid fill, but for the scales we went with a random color swirl with a dark blue underneath and a light blue on top in acrylic paint. Be sure to mask off any part of the design you don’t want to paint using Frog Tape Painter’s Tape.

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Now let’s get back into using the 3D glue paste and foil transferring. Use frog tape painter’s tape to isolate the section of the design you want on your project. Use your mini squeegee to spread the 3D glue paste through the stencil. Lift the stencil straight off the surface and allow the 3D glue paste to dry until it is clear before continuing. Once the first flower dried we added two more flowers from the abstract floral mini craft stencil. Allow these flowers to dry until clear before continue.

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The last step is to use the foil transfer sheet on the dried 3D glue paste. Place the shiny side up of the foil transfer sheet on top of the design and use the back of your fingernail to rub the foil. By rubbing the foil with the back of your fingernail the foil will transfer and coat the 3D design.

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With the 3D glue paste coated in foil the craft is complete! You can do this and so much more with My Crafty Stencils’ craft stencils. Emboss, deboss, paint, glue, foil, or ink our stencils for your next paper craft project. Check out the video below to be inspired by our step by step tutorial.

Crafts, Home Decor, Spring

Home Sweet Home Stenciled Fabric Placemat

Adorn your plain placemats with a Home Sweet Home stencil design from My Crafty Stencils! Stenciling onto fabric is an easy way to add some color to your decor. You will need the following tools:

Home Sweet Home Craft Stencil – https://bit.ly/2SPJqTA

Americana Fabric Painting Medium – https://bit.ly/2DKkc4p

Americana Avocado Acrylic Paint – https://bit.ly/2TIZ6Z0

Americana Hauser Medium Green Acrylic Paint – https://bit.ly/2CgdYah

Americana Black Acrylic Paint – https://bit.ly/2POD1GS

White Bristle Stencil Brush – https://bit.ly/2M75Hd9

Repositionable Spray Adhesive – https://bit.ly/2yFQoBK

Frog Tape Painter’s Tape – https://bit.ly/2OtyDkb

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Start by spraying the back of your stencil with Repositionable Spray Adhesive. Use the repositionable spray adhesive from about 8-12 inches away to for a few seconds. Give the spray 30 seconds to become tacky before using your stencil on the surface of your project.

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Put your stencil on the approximate center of the placemat then use a ruler to center it. Measure how far the stencil is from the edges of the placemat then press it to the surface when it is centered. Use Frog Tape painters tape around the edges of the stencil to keep from stenciling outside of the design. When painting with different colors, determine which element you will be painting first. Let’s start with the lettering. Mask the other elements of the design like the vine and flowers.

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Mix Americana Hauser Medium Green with Americana Fabric Medium using your stencil brush. Once the fabric paint is mixed, swirl the excess paint off of your brush onto a piece of paper towel. The stencil brush should feel about dry to the touch before you begin painting the design.

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Take your time as you swirl the stencil brush through the letters of the stencil design. Stenciling a surface is different from painting because applying the paint is a more gradual process. This is to prevent excess paint from seeping beneath the details of the stencil. Paint seeping beneath the stencil is a process known as bleeding. It takes a few light coats of paint to completely fill in the design. Swirl in the paint until you reach the desired color and fill.

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Now mask off the the lettering and flowers to stencil the vines of the design. Mix Americana Avocado acrylic paint with Americana Fabric Painting Medium using a fresh stencil brush. Swirl the excess paint onto paper towel and swirl the paint through the design. We did not mask the buds of the design to stencil up to the base of each flower with the smaller stencil brush. Just the same as the lettering, swirl and build the color of the design until you reach full coverage.

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Remove the Frog Tape from the flowers to stencil them. The color we want to use is a toned down Americana Melon acrylic paint. To do this we will be using a tiny drop of black acrylic paint. The tiniest drop of black goes a long way. Swirl the paint color together before mixing the paint into the Americana Fabric Medium. After mixing the paint, swirl the excess off onto a piece of paper towel, and stencil the buds & flowers onto the placemat.

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This design can be replicated on all of your placemats by repeating the steps. Now you have the tools to make a matching set!

If you enjoyed this project visit https://www.mycraftystencils.com/ and check out the video below for a step-by-step tutorial! Let your creativity shine!

Christmas, Crafts, Home Decor, Winter

DIY Stenciled Reindeer Burlap Table Runner

Crafting a DIY Stenciled Reindeer Burlap Table Runner is the perfect touch to your Christmas decor repertoire. All you need is a length of burlap from your craft store, 1 or 2 Reindeer craft stencils by My Crafty Stencils, and the tools below.

In this tutorial we used:

Reindeer Craft Stencil – https://bit.ly/2OyhZuV

Stencil Brush – https://bit.ly/2F8va61

Repositionable Spray Adhesive – https://bit.ly/2yFQoBK

Frog Tape Painter’s Tape – https://bit.ly/2OtyDkb

Self-Healing Cutting Mat – https://bit.ly/2zC1Df4

Americana Acrylic Paint – https://bit.ly/2F9zNNt

Americana Matte Finish Acrylic Sealer – https://bit.ly/2PG5lyv

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Burlap can but a bit unruly when it comes right off the bolt so expect it to be somewhat wrinkled. These wrinkles will come right out with the highest heat and steam settings on your iron. Start by figuring out how long you want your runner to be either by measuring or eyeballing it. Once you know your dimensions it is time to start the tricky part. Burlap is a woven material making it somewhat easy to unravel. This makes it a tricky material to use if not treated to prevent fraying over time. We will show you how to keep your burlap from fraying at the end but for now we want to take advantage of the fray. Identify the strand that you wish to cut along then work it out of the weave by snipping and teasing out the length of fiber. Once you have removed a single strand, cut along where the fiber you removed was. After this point you must be careful not to unravel your material along the edges as you stencil.

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Once you have cut out a nice rectangular section of the burlap for your runner you should get it into position to stencil. Do this by folding the length of the runner in half to find the middle line. On either side of the center line we will be stenciling our first two repeats with the same stencil. You will space them out equal distance from each other along the center line. Use Spray Repositionable Adhesive on the back of your stencil then give it 30-60 seconds to become tacky before pressing it in place on the surface of the burlap. We slipped a Self-Healing Cutting Mat that had been coated in Spray Repositionable Adhesive to keep the burlap from sliding as you stencil but to also prevent paint from going through the burlap to the other side of the runner. You could also spray a piece of cardboard to keep the burlap still as you stencil without letting the paint seep. Before getting your paint ready, use Frog Tape Painter’s Tape around the edges of the stencil to keep paint from going over the edges of the stencil.

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For this project we used Americana Acrylic Paint. We used Burnt Umber brown for the Reindeer and Titanium White for the falling snow. For smaller craft stencils you want to be sure that the stencil brush you get is not too big for the design. We used a 1/2″ stencil brush which is pretty much the largest brush I could use for a project this size. Swirl the stencil brush into your paint, then swirl the excess paint off in order to appropriately use the dry brush technique. Stenciling onto fabrics can be more forgiving than stenciling onto a flat surface in terms of paint build & bleeding but these mess-ups can still happen. To prevent this you must be sure that your stencil brush does not feel wet to the touch before swirling paint into your design. Rather than use several repeats, we swirled our dry stencil brush through the design until we achieved full coverage. You may wish to stencil a second coat onto the design after the first for maximum color. After stenciling the reindeer fully we prepared a second stencil brush with Americana Titanium White paint, swirled off the excess, then swirled through each snowflake onto the burlap. Be careful not to accidentally swirl white onto your reindeer or brown into your snow.

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Now it’s time to break out the ruler. Flip to the other half of your runner then measure how far apart they will be spaced. We went with 6 centimeters apart per repeat. Rather than measure from the edge of the stencil we chose to measure between two elements of the design. Space the stencil apart six centimeters then repeat the design. For the rest of the runner we will continue spacing our reindeer six centimeters apart. We want our reindeer to face different directions. While you can measure and leave space to clean your stencil to paint the opposite side, for the interest of time we chose to use a second reindeer craft stencil to stencil the reverse of the design. Use Spray Repositionable Adhesive on the back of your second stencil, measure the design 6 centimeters from the last position, and paint the design.

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For this project we stenciled 14 repeats of this stencil up and down our stenciled burlap table runner. Be sure that each time you move the stencil to the next position that you are moving the craft mat or cardboard beneath it as well. You don’t want paint seeping through the burlap to the other half of your craft. Once you have completed your repeats, spray the edges & surface of the runner with a couple of coats of Americana Acrylic Spray Sealant. This Acrylics Craft finish will keep the edges of your burlap table runner from fraying. Be sure to use your Americana Acrylic Craft Sealant in a well ventilated area. Now your craft is ready to dress up your table for the Christmas Season!

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Crafts, Home Decor

Stenciled Bakery Sign with Reclaimed Wood

For this project we show you how to transform planks of reclaimed wood into a handmade, stenciled bakery sign with that antique farmhouse style. All of the tools used in this tutorial are linked below and can be found at https://www.mycraftystencils.com/

Bakery Sign Craft Stencil – https://bit.ly/2O3yiiI

Repositionable Spray Adhesive – https://bit.ly/2AqkprG

Americana Black Acrylic Paint – https://bit.ly/2POD1GS

Stencil Brush – https://bit.ly/2z4zu0a

Frog Tape Painter’s Tape – https://bit.ly/2OtyDkb

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The first thing you’ll want to do is to craft your wood sign. Get some planks of reclaimed wood that are roughly the same length and width. Lay these planks together and cut an another plank of wood in half. Lay these two cut piece of wood across the back and hammer finishing nails through the back into the planks that will be the front of your sign. Be sure that you don’t hammer the nails all the way through your sign. Once the nails stick into the plank, hammer the backs of the nails sideways. Flip the sign over then sand using fine grit sandpaper on the front and edges before stenciling. This will help to give the surface legs so that paint will stick better.

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After sanding, wipe off any dust then spray repositionable spray adhesive on the back of your stencil. Wait 30-60 seconds before pressing it to the center of your project. After waiting, press the stencil to the center of the sign being sure that all of the stencil details are lying flat to the surface. Once in place, use Frog Tape painter’s tape around the edges to mask off the design from the project.

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Now get some black Americana Acrylic Paint and put a bit onto a paper plate. Swirl the paint into the bristles of your stencil brush, then dry the bristles on a piece of paper towel. The paint brush should feel dry to the touch. Gently swirl the brush through the holes in the design being sure that the paint is being applied in a very light coat. To stencil correctly you need to use the dry brush technique and build up the color in several light coats.

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Once it starts to get hard to stencil paint onto the design, swirl some more Americana Acrylic Paint into your stencil brush then dry the bristles off onto paper towel. Anytime you need more paint be sure that you dry the bristles off before swirling it through the stencil design. To completely color between the spaces in the stencils you will want to stencil directly onto the edges of the design. The Repositionable Spray Adhesive should hold the stencil in place.

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One you have full coverage, gently peel back your stencil to reveal the pattern beneath. If anywhere looks like it could use more paint then reapply to stencil back over the design and continue stenciling. Otherwise, peel off the stencil. For the last step we nailed a small piece of wood with a 45 degree angle cut into the top at a kickstand to hold up the sign. That’s all there is to it! For more information check out the video below!