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Distressed Wildflowers Tray Art with FolkArt Paints and Stencils

By: Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
I have always found comfort and happiness when I was busy designing and creating. I have many interests and talents and often I am torn when deciding which art medium to work creatively in. Decorative painting is my first love; however, I also enjoy stenciling, jewelry making, sewing, crochet, needlework of all kinds, cooking, card making, faux finishes, decorating and gardening. Working in the craft and hobby industry for many years, I have enjoyed the pleasures of traveling, teaching, and sharing with others basic crafting how-tos! Currently, I am employed as the Marketing Education Director at Plaid. My career journey to this day, is still allowing me the gift of sharing with others the joys of crafting and finding their creative spirits! I hope that our creative paths may cross one day. Until then... happy creating!
A shiny metallic tray serves as an awesome background to a distressed wood plaque stenciled with wildflowers in silhouette.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Wildflowers & Butterflies
Item #30730
These intricate, laser-cut designs are perfect for backgrounds, borders, focal points and so much more! Durable and reusable, these stencils even come with project ideas, how-tos and a supply list.

$5.99

Stencil Decor ® Brushes - Stencil Brush, 3/8"
Item #34038
A Stencil Decor ® tradition, high quality, white China bristle brushes feature solid wood handles and seamless aluminum ferrules for maximum paint hold and professional results every time.

$2.69

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Soft Apple, 2 oz.
Item #526
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #938
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Coffee Bean, 2 oz.
Item #940
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Fresh Foliage, 2 oz.
Item #954
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$7.29

Other Supplies
Ashland metallic silver tray
small wood plaque
Brush basin or container for water
paper towels
Fine grit sandpaper
Wood fence – lime green scrap book paper (The Paper Source)
¾” Flat brush
No. 1 Liner brush
White candle wax
Hot glue/gun
Scissors

Instructions

  1. Measure and cut scrapbook paper to fit inside metallic serving tray.
  2. Decoupage paper to tray using Mod Podge Matte and a ¾” flat brush. Smooth any wrinkles and wipe away any excess Mod Podge. Allow to dry approximately 10 – 15 minutes.
  3. When dry, brush over decoupaged paper in tray with a coat of Mod Podge, allow to dry.
  4. Basecoat wood plaque Coffee Bean. Allow to dry, sand smooth and reapply if desired.
  5. Using a white candle rub over edges of plaque and areas you wish to seem distressed and old.
  6. Paint top of plaque Soft Apple and sides of plaque Fresh Foliage. Allow to dry.
  7. When dry, sand over plaque to remove some of the top layers of paint to expose the brown basecoat creating a distressed look.
  8. Position Wildflowers and Butterflies stencil where desired and stencil a Licorice silhouette. Allow to dry.
  9. Add a stenciled dragonfly at the top of the tray and if desired, trim with additional scrolls and brush strokes using a No. 1 liner brush.
  10. Attach the small plaque on the tray where desired using hot glue.
Tip: Use a plate hanger attached to the small tray to hang your artwork on a wall.
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