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, Summer

Welcome Home, Golden Pineapple

Welcome! To another My Crafty Stencils tutorial!

Today we will explain how to use our Welcome Home Craft Stencil onto piece of canvas paper to create a framed wall accent. For this craft we could not resist the glimmer of Glorious Gold Americana acrylic paint. In addition to this liquid gold you will also need:

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Start off by spraying the back of your stencil with Repositionable Spray Adhesive. The spray should be used 8″-12″ away from your stencil to very lightly coat the back. Put the stencil down, spray side up, for 30-60 seconds to allow it to dry and become tacky. If you use your sprayed stencil too soon the adhesive will bond to your project.

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After you let the spray rest for a minute the back should be lightly tacky. The tacky adhesive will keep the stencil details flush to your project while stenciling but will easily peel off to reveal the design beneath. Put your stencil on your project and adjust it to find the center with a ruler before pressing it to the surface. Make sure that all the little details are pressed into place.

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Once your stencil is in place, use Frog Tape to keep your stencil brush from wandering off the edges of the stencil onto your project. You want to be sure that you are only painting through the holes of the stencil design.

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Take your bottle of Glorious Gold acrylic paint and distribute a small amount onto your paper plate palette. When stenciling a little paint goes a long way. Swirl your stencil brush in the paint until the bristles soak up the paint. In stenciling this is known as loading your brush. Once loaded with paint you will want to unload it by swirling the excess off onto a paper towel. This may seem counterproductive but it is this dry brush technique that you should use to successfully stencil.

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This next step is known as the dab test. This is how you know you have the right amount of pain on your stencil brush. To do the dab, take your unloaded stencil brush and dab it on a piece of paper or paper plate. Next, drag your finger over the dab. If the dab drags and smudges you should unload more paint off of your brush and try again. Once your finger can pass over the dab without smudging your bush should be dry enough to stencil. It takes a few light coats of paint to stencil properly, but it is worth it to not have paint bleed underneath the stencil onto your project.

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After these necessary preparations you should be ready to stencil. Using the dry brush technique, swirl your color through the holes in the design. By stenciling lightly you will create crisp edges in your design. These light coats will help you to shade your stencil in order to create the illusion of depth. Try stenciling the stencil lighter in the center than the edges for a classic stenciled look.

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After about 3-4 coats of light stenciling you should reach full coverage. Try not to rush it! There is nothing worse than globbing excessive paint onto your stencil. Nothing good will come of this. Earlier in this post I mentioned paint bleeding into the design. Paint bleed is the enemy of stenciling. This is what happens should your brush ever feel wet to the touch with paint. Even with repositionable spray if you use too much paint it will inevitably turn the crisp lines of the design into a blurry mess. The dry brush technique and stenciling go hand in hand!

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Crafts, Fashion, Home Decor

DIY Monogramed Napkins

Want to try embellishing a set of napkins you have lying around? Try making these!

What you will need:

  • A set of napkins
  • The Simple Victorian craft stencil here
  • Assorted Plaques 2 craft stencil here
  • Simple Script letter stencil here
  • Fabric medium for acrylic paint here
  • Acrylic paint (We used White and Burnt Umber) here
  • Spray Adhesive here
  • Stencil Paint Brushes here

Lets get started!

First spray the back side of your Simple Victorian stencil with spray adhesive. If the adhesive pools up in a area, simply press your stencil into a piece of paper and peel it off. Then press your stencil firmly into your napkin.

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Now mix your white acrylic paint  with your fabric medium; you will need twice as much paint as you will fabric medium. Once they are well mixed, swirl your brush into a paper towel to remove excess paint. Your brush should feel dry to touch. This helps the paint from bleeding out of your stencil, or pooling up along the edges, giving you a cleaner finish!

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Now you can start painting! Simply swirl the paint through the stencil. It will take multiple coats, about 5-7. Be patient and use the dry brush method, your end product will be much better! Once you are happy, peel off the stencil!

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Follow the same steps for the next napkin! Simply spray the back of your stencil with adhesive, press it into your napkin and start painting, using a “dry” paint brush. For the background of the monogram you want the white paint to be opaque as possible, so you may have to apply many coats 🙂

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Once you’ve sprayed the backside of your lettering stencil, press it firmly onto your napkin. It’s easiest to stencil the middle letter first, so that your monogram is right in the middle.

Then you can mix your acrylic paint with half as much fabric medium.

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After drying your brush on a paper towel, start swirling your paint through your stencil. You can either use a small paint brush, or use painters tape to tape around the letter, to make sure you don’t accidentally get paint on the wrong part of the napkin. Once you are happy with the opacity of the letter, peel of the stencil and repeat with the rest of your letters!

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Have fun crafting and let your creativity shine!

Watch the full craft video here: