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Inspirational Words and Scrollwork with FolkArt 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!
Create a piece of wall art designed to inspire.
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Sea Mist, 2 oz.
Item #2486
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.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Greenscape, 2 oz.
Item #2500
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.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Deep Tomato Red, 2 oz.
Item #2575
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.


FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Large - Scroll
Item #30594
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.


FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Laser - Words/Phrases - Inspirations
Item #30742
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.


Stencil Decor ® Brushes - Stencil Brush, 5/8"
Item #34058
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.


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.


Other Supplies
4” x 17” Wood frame
Sheet of scrapbook paper (My Minds Eye 29th Street Market Peaceful Dream)
Brush basin or container for water
Paper towels
¾” Flat brush
Scissors
Fine grit sandpaper

Instructions

  1. Basecoat wood frame Seamist using a ¾” Flat brush. Allow to dry. Sand smooth using fine grit sandpaper and reapply basecoat. Allow to dry.
  2. Using Inspiration Stencil, select the inspirational words and/or phrases you want and stencil in Greenscape around the border of the frame. Allow to dry.
  3. Using stencil brush loaded with thinned Deep Tomato Red, speckle the frame and around the words. Allow to dry.
  4. Measure and cut strips of the scrapbook paper. My paper was a two sided design so I chose to use both sides of the paper and flip every other strip. Adhere each strip of paper to the backing board using Matte Mod Podge. Allow to dry 10 – 15 minutes.
  5. When dry, brush a coat of Matte Mod Podge over the entire backing of decoupaged paper stripes. Allow to dry.
  6. Stencil Deep Tomato Red Scroll Stencil over the dry decoupaged paper backing.
  7. When dry, assemble the backing on the frame.

Tip: When decoupaging the backing board, be creative and try something different. Perhaps decoupage squares, or a patchwork design. Or to keep it simple, perhaps use gift wrap in one piece as long as your frame. I pieced my design as I was working with 12” x 12” pieces of scrapbook paper which were shorter than the 17” wood frame. mist using a ¾” Flat brush. Allow to dry. Sand smooth using fine grit sandpaper and reapply basecoat. Allow to dry.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.