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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Stenciled Burlap w/Cutting Edge Stencils:.

Ready to see how I made my burlap decoration using a stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils?

I kind of want to stencil every wall in my house now. It's a little addicting.

Here's what you need:

- paint (I used acrylic)
- roller brush
- stencil brush
- blank stencil sheets (I found mine at Michael's)
- digital cutting machine or xacto knife or something to that effect (I used Lucy of course!)

Start off by cutting your burlap to the size of your frame.

Tape your stencil over the burlap. The Cutting Edge Stencils website says to use painter's tape, which I didn't have, so I just used masking tape. It worked just fine for this project, but I definitely wouldn't use it on a wall!

Use your roller brush to roll paint over the stencil. Cutting Edge Stencils advises you to get excess paint off your stencil by rolling it in the paint, then over a paper towel. This worked great!

I let it dry in between coats, and did three coats. Carefully remove your stencil.

While paint was drying, Lucy and I got to work making the monogram stencil. (Did you know your CAMEO or Silhouette could cut stencils? Thanks to the fabulous Jen from Tatertots and Jello, I was able to do just that!) Make your monogram or design in your software. Set your CAMEO or Silhouette to the slowest speed, and the thickest setting. It's amazing how it works! I went with an 'A' for our last name.

Tape the stencil down and use your stencil brush for this part. You may do a simpler stencil than I did, but mine was a bit involved. You can see the progression in these pictures; drying time was required.

Once everything is dry and done, pop the burlap in your frame and hang it up for you to admire every time you walk past it. I love the textured look the burlap gives it.

Doesn't it look great with my vinyl from Old Barn Rescue?

I've already had multiple compliments on my new decoration!

What would you like to stencil?

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  1. I love this!

    Thank so much for sharing this. You made it look like I can even do this. I am super excited to try this out.

    I'm a new networked blog follower.


  2. Well first of all, Lucy did a great job as usual!! :) And I did not even know that this was burlap at first glance. I love that stencil!! Someday I need to grow up and try out a real stencil! Thanks for linking up to Oopsey Daisy!

  3. So cute! Someday...someday I will get a Silhouette! I dream of the day! :)


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