Crafts, Home Decor, Summer

DIY Lemon Botanical Decor

Try making this lemon stenciled canvas to brighten up your kitchen this summer! This stencil is apart of our unique Farmhouse Antique line! You can check out the rest of our farmhouse inspired stencils here.

For this project you will need:

  • The Lemon Botanical craft stencil, found here
  • Flat Bristle Stencil Brush, you should have one for each color, found here
  • Repositionable Spray Adhesive, found here
  • Acrylic Paint (we used black, cadmium yellow, primary yellow, and forest green), found here
  • Painters tape, found here

Lets get crafting!

If you have followed these blogs you may have guessed that the first step is to spray the back of your stencil with adhesive, and you would be right. Make sure to let the adhesive dry before pressing the stencil into the center of your canvas. Then use painters tape to tape around the edges of the stencil, also tape off the tops of the lemons so you don’t accidentally get green paint on that part!

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Next squeeze out a bit of the forest green paint onto a paper plate, you don’t need a lot. Coat your bristles with the green paint then swirl off the excess onto a paper towel until the bristles feel dry to the touch. Now you can start lightly swirling the paint through the stencil. Apply multiple light coats until you are happy with the opacity. Paint both the leaves at the top and the little accents by the lettering, green.

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Next paint the lemon part of the stencil with cadmium yellow and primary yellow. Layer the colors to add depth! In the images below, we pealed back the stencil to show the difference between just using the primary yellow, and layering the cadmium yellow on top.

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Lastly, paint the lettering with black, using the same dry brush technique. If you are worried about accidentally painting the wrong area, feel free to tape off sections for the best result.

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Voila! The perfect craft to brighten up your day!Lemon Canvas 1

If you like this craft or get the chance to make it, please share it with us! We are @MyCraftyStencils!

Have fun crafting and let your creativity shine!

 

Watch the full craft video here:

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Crafts, Home Decor

DIY Farmhouse Galvanized Tub

This is the perfect craft to get through this heat wave! Once you’re done, fill it with ice and the refreshment of your choice… perfect for any summer party.

For this project you will need:

  • A galvanized tub
  • A Farmhouse stencil, found here
  • Acrylic Paint, we used black , found here
  • Spray adhesive, found here
  • Stencil paint brush, found here, the 7/16″ would be perfect for this!
  • Paper plate, and paper towel

Let’s get started!

First spray the back side of your stencil with adhesive. Make sure you hold the can about 8-12 inches away, and give it a moment to dry so it feels tacky. Then press your stencil into the tub. Since the surface is uneven, only worry about pressing a section at a time into the tub.

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Then squeeze out your paint onto a paper plate or make shift pallet, you won’t need a lot of paint. Coat your brush with paint, then swirl and dab most of it off into a paper towel, so that the bristles feel dry  to touch. If there is too much paint on your brush, the paint could bleed out of the stencil or build up around the edges. Once your brush feels dry, you can start stippling, or bouncing the bristles up and down, through the stencil. This will take multiple thin coats so be patient 🙂

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Once you are happy with the opacity of the paint, peel off the stencil and enjoy!

If you get the chance to try this craft out please share it with us! We are @MyCraftyStencils!

Have fun crafting and let your creativity shine!

Watch the full craft video here: