Life is full of so many opportunities to grab a hold of and run with. When the opportunity came to stencil and blog for Just A Trace, I thought, “Why not?!” It’s been a fun ride, but unfortunately this will be my last post. I have enjoyed learning about stenciling, since I really knew nothing about it, and I am grateful for the opportunity.
My last project is one I plan to put in my Interior Design office to inspire me daily. It will remind me of how once you start stenciling, it’s really hard NOT to think of what you can stencil next! Happy Stenciling Everyone!
I found wooden letters at a craft fair and decided on the word “design”. I am obsessed with the color mint green and any variation close to that color right now, so I thought that color scheme would be perfect!
Items you’ll need include wooden letters, paint, paint brushes and foam pouncers, and maybe tape. (I ended up not using tape and held the stencils down with my hand.) You’ll also need the Small Palazzo Pattern Stencil, Mini Mamma Giraffe Pattern Stencil, Mini Baskerville Pattern Stencil, Small Camille Pattern Stencil, Mini Dangle Pattern Stencil,and Mini Pinwheel Two Pattern Stencil.
I began by painting all of the letters gray. I chose gray instead of black so that the color wasn’t as harsh on the eye.
Because these wooden letters did not have a smooth surface, I thought, why not embrace this?! I chose to go for more of an ‘antique look’, which means I dry brushed the cream paint onto the wood instead of applying a smooth layer of paint.
The beauty of going for an “antique look” meant my perfectionist personality went out the window, and each letter became unique and a piece of art on its own.
I chose to use 3 different colors of paint so I alternated the colors that I used on each letter. Above, the Small Palazzo Pattern Stencil and Small Camille Pattern Stencil were painted with the same color.
Here is the finished product! I chose to keep the letters loose, but they could also be glued or attached together with a staple gun and a stripe of wood.