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 –

Nador Designer Craft Stencil –

Repositionable Spray Adhesive –

Americana Acrylic Craft Paints –

Craft Stencil Brush for every color –

Americana Gloss Finish Acrylic Sealer –

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.


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

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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 –

Americana Fabric Painting Medium –

Americana Avocado Acrylic Paint –

Americana Hauser Medium Green Acrylic Paint –

Americana Black Acrylic Paint –

White Bristle Stencil Brush –

Repositionable Spray Adhesive –

Frog Tape Painter’s Tape –

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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.


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 and check out the video below for a step-by-step tutorial! Let your creativity shine!

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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