10.13.2011

Easy to Paint line....stencils!

Yesterday I shared how I put a new twist on the Easy to Paint line available at AC Moore and Michaels Craft stores. Today I am sharing an idea with one of their stencils. 

Christmas Tray


Step 1: I found this framed artwork at a thrift store and loved how the frame was deep on the backside. It could easily be converted into a tiered tray or with handles attached to ends a serving tray. 


Step 2: I painted the entire piece white and then marked a grid system on the diagonal using my stencil as a guide to how large the squares should be. 


Step 3: I used my red and green Plaid paints to fill in the squares. I alternated the stencil in the red squares....


Step 4: and used a painting tool to add texture to the green paint. 

Once it was dry I pulled off the tape to reveal the patchwork design! 

It's a fun way to add color and pattern for any season or holiday! 




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8 comments:

  1. Love this...I have also begun to craft for Christmas - I am as excited about the holiday as a little kid!!
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  2. I'm about to do my 3rd and final fall craft show so I'm excited to see someone else already crafting Christmas. Thanks!

    Buttt, I have to say that you just broke my heart by painting over
    that awesome paining.

    I know - you just can't please everyone, lol.

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  3. Very cute Megan! I think that I might have to get me a couple of those stencils and the little bobber things. Great tutorial--as always!

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  4. Great idea! Beautiful job!!!

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  5. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [13 Oct 09:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  6. love it! looks easy and fun!

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  7. Beautiful... I like the red stencil work. The tiny flowers are so cute :)

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