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One of my favorite stenciling techniques is layering. I love to layer iconic imagery over a pattern. In this case, i am making art that is a two layer stencil of a deer over a pattern. Sort of a city-meets-country feel to it. I started by painting my board a neutral color.
I then mixed a little grey paint with the base color to slightly darken it for my pattern layer.
I stenciled my quatrefoil pattern on top of the solid painted board.
This stencil is designed to repeat like wallpaper so i moved it around to fill the board with the pattern.
Once dry, it was time for the silhouette layer of the Antlered Deer. I love this guy, he’s so confident. Anyway, I wanted to use some pop colors so I used a bright yellow as the base.
It took three coats to cover the pattern.
Once dry, I stenciled the deer detail layer in a deep blue. For detailed stencils, always go light with your paint, stenciling is a dry brush technique.
I can’t say that enough.
Quiet sunrises, falling leaves and the smell of pine in the air… these cabin inspired home decor projects bring a little bit of what we love about the outdoors in! Handmade Charlotte’s Woodland stencil package, now available at Michaels, has a whopping 80+ stencils included, so you can pick your favorite combo. The fall color palette in these projects make these ideas fun for the little camper in your life or to bring a touch of woodlands to your home. See the full how-to for all six of these projects. And check out Handmade Charlotte’s Family Craft Challenge to win big!
They’ll never guess that this adorable little lamp is made from paint chips! The best part? You’ll be able to perfectly match your wall color, or pick whatever paint palette that you want. The modern mosaic look comes from using Mod Podge® Dimensional Magic and Mod Podge® Matte. Head over to PlaidOnline.com for the full DIY project.
Get a beautiful lacquered look in exactly the colors you want with our latest Martha Stewart Crafts™ project. We love the sleek functionality of these boxes. What about choosing a contrasting color for a vibrant pop to your desktop or console table? Or put one in your foyer to elegantly hide your keys, spare change and loose ends. This DIY set of nesting boxes is surprisingly easy – read on for the full tutorial!
Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Multi-Surface High Gloss Acrylic Craft Paint – Marmalade
Martha Stewart Crafts™ 2oz Multi-Surface High Gloss Acrylic Craft Paint – Chamomille
Martha Stewart Crafts™ 6oz High Gloss Finish
Martha Stewart Crafts™ Basic Brush Set – 5pc
Set of 3 nesting boxes
1. Paint bottom of largest box with Marmalade, allow to dry. Apply second coat if needed.
2. Paint bottoms of two smaller boxes with Chamomile, allow to dry. Apply second coat if needed.
3. Apply High Gloss Finish to entire outside of each box and allow to dry.
Happy Monday! Oh we know you’re probably sad to see the weekend go, but we’ve got just the thing to cheer you up. Check out this Modern Daisy Vase and Garland. Julie Lewis designed this project using gallery glass. With this trendy banner garland and a modern linear daisy vase, bring spring to your home early. This is an intermediate level craft project and it makes for a wonderful Mother’s Day gift. If you haven’t crafted with gallery glass in a while, then this would be a great project to tackle. Below is a full list of all the supplies you will need, and to see the complete instructions click here.
Jump for joy and throw glitter in the air, its Friday! You have made it through the workweek, and now you will have two whole days to get creative. The weekend is a perfect time to work on a home décor craft project. During the spring season many people decide to perform room makeovers, and one of the easiest ways to add a new accent piece is to make it yourself.
Happy Friday! Jump for joy and throw glitter in the air. We hope you are off to a good day, and we want to make sure you have a great weekend. Today we want to share with you a great craft idea you can do on a piece of furniture. It is rare to generally find furniture that is ornately designed. In order to achieve a certain type of look, you may have to alter it yourself. This is exactly what Nicole from Diary of a Mad Crafter did. She took several FolkArt paints and a FolkArt stencil to transform her craft station. This is amazing! We love the colors she used, and it is absolutely shocking to see the before and after pictures of this station. This type of project would be perfect to tackle over the weekend. Change the paint colors according to your preference. Learn how to recreate this project for yourself here, and learn more about FolkArt stencils here. Happy crafting.
It’s Wednesday, the middle of the workweek. Have you already begun making plans for the weekend? Many of you may have St. Patrick’s Day festivities to attend, but in case you plan to stay a little more low key why not work on a home improvement project? This is just what April from illi style did. Check out this bath shelving she created using FolkArt paints, and Plaid’s new FolkArt Handmade Charlotte Stencils. We are super excited about this new line of stencils. There are tons of great designs, and project ideas. April used these new stencils on her shelves. It’s a simple project that anyone can do.
A beautiful table runner is an elegant touch for any room. Table runners are the fastest way to take an ordinary table from drab to fab. If you are a little hesitant to refurbish an entire tabletop, then a runner would be your best design option. You can place a runner down whenever you want, and take it away when you tire of it. Since spring is upon us we wanted to share with you this elegant table runner. Laura Whitlow created this project with FolkArt paints and stencils. The supplies you will need for this project are below, and you can find the complete instructions here.
During our time at the CHA Winter 2013 show we were lucky enough to have some amazing craft bloggers inside our booth. One of those bloggers was Melissa from Number 2 Pencil (http://www.number-2-pencil.com/). In this video watch as Melissa creates this awesome Mod Podg wooden plaque. Melissa made this project using a stencil she designed, Apple Barrel paints, and Mod Podge Matte. This project is great to use as decor in your home. Feel free to change up the design and the paint colors.