It was so much fun stenciling on my mirror,
I’m at it again with a little help from
One of you will win a stencil,
so be sure to enter my giveaway
at the end of the post!
This time around it was all about
a little time…
and a little canvas.
I chose this gorgeous florentine damask
from RDS, knowing it would work
for some of my small collage work
as well as for an allover dramatic
effect on a wall.
Remember, stencils can be used
over and over!
My canvas (8″x10″) is much smaller than
the stencil so after painting it a French grey
and letting it dry, I chose my favorite
part of the stencil and pounced cream paint
over just that section.
It was finished with the ‘M’ in black.
(the most basic letter stencil
you can find at the grocery store).
This is the exact same stencil!
The above is the effect I’ll be able to achieve
when I tackle one of my walls!
But for now, I’m loving the modern look
of a large scaled print.
For an even speedier project, use
a discarded book as your canvas.
Simply remove the pages from an old book,
paste a few inside the cover, layer on
images (or linen like I did),
and stencil as imperfectly
as you desire.
Mine was hung on the wall with a bit of silk
casually wrapped around the book cover.
A little more time is all you need
for stunning results like this.
And if you were thinking stencils
are old fashioned, think again, mama.
Your old furniture is begging you for a makeover,
and stenciling is a perfect FALL PROJECT!
Did you see what magic MMS worked
with Royal’s french poem stencil?
That Marian knows her way ’round furniture!
And now the giveaway for a Royal Design stencil
($50 or less, Free shipping)
*giveaway is now closed*
1. Follow this blog then visit
Royal Design Studio.
2. Leave a comment here about which
stencil you think you’d like to use.
3. For a second chance to win,
leave a second comment telling me
whether you have used a stencil before.
Giveaway closes midnight (Central/Standard time)
October 12th, 2011 and winner will be randomly chosen.
Hope you’ll help me spread the word about the giveaway!
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