- Exacto Knife
- Spray Adhesive
- Acrylic Paint
- Small Stenciling Pouncer (A pouncer is a stenciling tool used to apply paint. It looks like a stick with a small round sponge on the end. You can usually find them in the craft store near the paint brushes or with the stenciling supplies.)
- Old Piece of Cardboard to Protect Work Surface
Once you have your stencil, you will need to coat the back side of it with an adhesive that allows you to move and reposition the stencil. I used this:
Once you've done that, figure out exactly where you want your monogram and place your stencil. Press it into place, making sure that all of the edges are firmly in place. Protect the area behind the stencil with a piece of cardboard or an old paper grocery bag. Put a bit of acrylic paint on a small paper plate. I liked the Folk Art Brand acrylic paint because it was very thick and didn't bleed under the stencil.
I applied several light coats until the color was as dark as I wanted it to be. You can use less paint if you prefer an aged look.
Allow your paint to dry completely, and then remove your stencil.
This is my favorite part of a stenciling project!
WOW! I can't believe how great that looks!
Now my mind is racing - I could make pillows, table runners, Christmas stockings, etc., etc., etc. Check out some of the stenciled burlap items the big home decor catalogs are selling.
What do you think I'm going to make with it? Hint: It's going in this room, and I don't need any pillows, table runners, or Christmas stockings in here.
Sorry, you'll have to wait until the next post, but I promise it will be good!