Stenciled DIY Art

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Blue Print Social for Ed Roth Stencil1 Stencils and FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint by Plaid Crafts.  All opinions are 100% mine. For more information, see my disclosures here.*

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I have mentioned before that I am not an artist. I so admire people who can paint and draw beautiful things, but my own attempts are always so-so at best. I really like creating my own decor pieces, though, because I can’t always find *exactly* what I’m looking for at the store…so what’s a girl to do? Answer: stencil it! Stencils have been my best friends ever since I started making my own wall decor because they do all of the work for me, and I don’t have to worry about painting freehand! So when I needed some art for the living room redesign I’m working on, I grabbed an Ed Roth Stencil1 stencil, a canvas, and some FolkArt paint and got to work!

Here’s how I created my modern DIY art:

Step 1- Gather Supplies

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  • Ed Roth Stencil1 Stencil
  • Canvas
  • FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Stenciling Brushes
  • Painter’s Tape

Step 2- Paint the Background Color

This was my most “artistic” step of the whole piece. 🙂 I started by painting the entire canvas gray. Then I added some white streaks. After that I mixed some gray and white together and painted some lighter gray areas. I just kept adding streaks and spots of each color until it looked “right” to me.

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Step 3- Get Stenciling!

Once the background of my piece was dry, I placed my stencil where I wanted it on the canvas and secured it with painters tape.

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I then used my stenciling brushes to paint in my design. {Tip: When stenciling, use the smallest amount of paint possible so that it doesn’t bleed under your stencil!}

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I found that it was easiest to do one color at a time, so I stenciled all of my blue designs first, let them dry, and then washed off my easy-to-clean stencil and moved on to the green color.

Step 4- Show It Off!

When my stenciling had dried, it was time to put my new piece on display! Using my floating shelves, I added some flowers, candles, and vases, and my stenciled canvas shone beautifully!

Stenciled DIY Art at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

Stenciled DIY Art at JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

All I have to say is: thank goodness for stencils! I am loving the newest addition to our living room decor! If you want to do some stenciling of your own, you can find the Ed Roth Stencil1 line at JoAnn Fabric & Craft stores.

Have you done any stenciled DIY art lately?

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*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Blue Print Social for Ed Roth Stencil1 Stencils and FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint by Plaid Crafts.  All opinions are 100% mine. For more information, see my disclosures here.*

11 Comments

  1. Cindy Trobaugh says:

    Love! Thanks for Sharing…..I Create most of My own Wall Art..But not an Artist Either..Lol
    Thanks for more Amazing Ideas!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Cindy! It’s fun to try to find my way around my lack of artistic ability sometimes, lol! Hope you have a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  2. Hi Abby! Super cute piece of art! I love how simple it was because as a mommy to a two year old I don’t have a ton of extra time right now for big projects. I love these kind of personalized touches around the home. Where do you get this brand of stencil? At a craft store like Michaels?

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    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Danielle! I know that the Stencil1 brand is available at JoAnn Fabric for sure; I’m not positive about Michael’s. Happy stenciling! Have a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  3. Aniko@PlaceOfMyTaste says:

    I love DIY wall arts and stencils, Abby! Yours turned out super cute. Stencils make everything so easy, even if you don’t feel like you are an artist. Have a lovely evening!Xo~

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Aniko! Hooray for easy, right? 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

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  5. I love this!! So simple but so awesome. I’m jealous :).

    1. justagirlabby says:

      You could totally make this one! The stencil seriously makes it so easy! Have a great weekend, Renee!

      ~Abby =)

  6. JaneEllen says:

    Love it, all of it. You all did so many awesome projects, can hardly wait to do some myself, have some fresh new art for the seasons coming up. Gives me ideas and guess that’s what the posts are all about aren’t they? Besides decorating your homes. I make a great deal of my own art now using some different mediums but have used stencils of which I have several. I’m thinking about stenciling the center section of our kitchen cupboard doors with chicken stencils. Not too much so it isn’t over powering but some anyway. Happy Spring days

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Sounds like you have lots of fun projects planned, Jane Ellen! One of these days you’re going to have to start a blog, too, so I can check out all of your stuff! 😀 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

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