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!
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.
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.
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.
Voila! The perfect craft to brighten up your day!
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Have fun crafting and let your creativity shine!
Watch the full craft video here: