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.)
DRAWING NOW CLOSED!
Thanks for dropping in. See you tomorrow!