Personalization is one of those timeless trends and when it’s combined with an oversized bowl and Plaid FolkArt’s new Metallic Ice Blue… Well now that is quite a statement! Plaid Designer Julie Lewis pulls together all those elements to make this stunning piece for your home. Personalize it! Make it yours! Or, with wedding season in full swing, this is a classic gift for the happy couple. Here’s how to make it.
You will need:
2588 Metallic Ice Blue
78 Lime Yellow
479 Pure Black
901 Wicker White
465 Sky Blue
Other supplies: Craft knife and cutting surface, tape, Acetate or Stencil Décor Blank 27753, Print out of monogram of choice – downloaded or created on computer (middle letter being at least 5 ½” wide), Stencil brush – ½”, Flat brush – ¼”, ½”, #1 Liner brush, large bowl – Julie got this one at IKEA.
Place and tape printout of monogram under acetate and cut out with craft knife. With letters like “R”, “P”, “B”, “Q” and “O”, leave a small break or bridge between the inside area of the letter and the outside area of the acetate. You can go back and paint in the bridges after stenciling.
Here’s what it will look like.
Take your oversized bowl and basecoat Wicker White. Basecoating will make the Metallic Ice Blue even more intense.
After two coats, here is what you’ll have.
Now comes the fun part: apply the Metallic Ice Blue. It will also take about two coats.
When your bowl is completely dry, tape off an area based on the size of your monogram. My area is 8” wide.
Paint your taped area Lime Yellow. Again, two coats are best…then remove your tape.
Paint the rim edge of the bowl where your color field spills over Lime Yellow as well.
Now, on to the personalization! Center your stencil on the Lime Yellow field and stencil with Pure Black. You will have to gently hold parts of the stencil down to accommodate the slight cure of the bowl.
Ta da! Clean up and blurry lines and connect the bridges on your letters if needed with a liner brush. A liner brush is truly a crafter’s and artist’s best friend!
Now flip your bowl and paint the back Pure Black.
When totally dry, flip back over and apply small dots around the rim of the bowl. Use the opposite end of a paintbrush dipped in Sky Blue.
Finished, personalized, gorgeous and unique!