September 09, 2010

Cutting Edge Stencils and a Giveaway

Today I want to show you a piece of art I made for my sister's master bedroom.  I used a stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils.  They have some gorgeous stencils to choose from.  Here's what I made.

I got the wood from the Depot.  They have these really thin sheets of MDF that are roughly 2' by 4' and they are less than $3!  Sweet.  I painted it with some leftover pale gray paint from my craft room.  I chose the Acacia Allover Stencil which I fell in love with.  I have an obsession with leaves, you know. 

I laid the wood flat and I taped down the stencil as well. This is the spray paint I used.  While you might think spray paint might get messy and sticky with a stencil, this spray paint is the first ever acrylic laytex spray.  (That means less odor, less damage to the environment, and you can even use it indoors.)

This spray paint is a bit thin, so I did about 5 super thin coats each time I moved the stencil (which I only had to move twice since it's a big stencil).  It gave me a great clean line.  After I finished the stenciling I went back and hand painted over one of the leaf sets in mustard.  My sister's room is all gray and mustard yellow.  Since my hand painting wasn't perfect I outlined that part in black with a Sharpie.  (Shhhh...don't tell anybody.)  It made the yellow leaves pop even more, which I really liked.

The wall art was an easy project.  Now here's the fun part.  Cutting Edge Stencils is going to give one of you a free stencil (up to $40).  Enter to win be leaving a comment on this post.  (Drawing will end Sunday at midnight and winner will be announced on Monday.)

Thanks for dropping in.  See you tomorrow!


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