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Stenciled Canvas DIY

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
This fun stenciled canvas DIY will bring a sense of calmness to your living space.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Ballet Slipper
Item #32035
High-performance, patented, premium acrylic paint is specially formulated for use on all surfaces. Its highly pigmented color provides superior coverage-perfect for all craft and hobby painting techniques, including brush painting and detailing, sponging, stenciling, stamping, and printing. UV- and weather-resistant for indoor and outdoor use. Self-priming for use on porous and non-porous surfaces. Dishwasher-safe on glass. Non-toxic; waterbased; USA-made. 60 Satin paints provide a soft, subtle, sheen.

$2.39

Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Wedding Cake
Item #32076
High-performance, patented, premium acrylic paint is specially formulated for use on all surfaces. Its highly pigmented color provides superior coverage-perfect for all craft and hobby painting techniques, including brush painting and detailing, sponging, stenciling, stamping, and printing. UV- and weather-resistant for indoor and outdoor use. Self-priming for use on porous and non-porous surfaces. Dishwasher-safe on glass. Non-toxic; waterbased; USA-made. 60 Satin paints provide a soft, subtle, sheen.

$2.39

Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Pearl Acrylic Craft Paint - Twilight Blue
Item #32120
High-performance, patented, premium acrylic paint is specially formulated for use on all surfaces. Its highly pigmented color provides superior coverage-perfect for all craft and hobby painting techniques, including brush painting and detailing, sponging, stenciling, stamping, and printing. UV- and weather-resistant for indoor and outdoor use. Self-priming for use on porous and non-porous surfaces. Dishwasher-safe on glass. Non-toxic; waterbased; USA-made. 20 Pearl paints enhance any project with rich, lustrous tones.

$2.59

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Monogram Serif Alphabet Stencil Set 48pc
Item #32277
Personalize crafts with monograms, names, and messages. Contains 48 stencils--upper and lower case alphabet, numbers, punctuation, decorative elements--plus instructions. Font height:1-1/2in.

$8.29

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Stencil Brush Set - 3pc
Item #32802
These brushes are ideal for stenciling on any surface including fabric. Ergonomically designed, easy-grip handles. Contains 3 natural bristle brushes: 1 each 1/2in, 3/8in, 5/8in.

$7.99

Other Supplies
Stretched canvas 16" x 20"
Tracing paper
Pencil
Tape
Foam plates
Paper towels
Water basin

Instructions

  1. Using the larger of the two letters on the stencil, trace the word "CHEERS" onto tracing paper for spacing.
  2. Place a book or other hard surface under the canvas for stability. Apply Twilight Blue with a stencil brush starting at one end of the canvas. Stencil approximately 2/3 down.
  3. Start applying Ballet Slipper from other end of canvas. Slowly blend the two colors together where they meet as shown. Let dry.
  4. Tape tracing pattern to canvas referring to photo for placement.
  5. Slide stencil under tracing paper until in position. Flip up tracing paper and stencil letter with Wedding Cake.
  6. Repeat process until entire word is stenciled.
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.