There are two fears I often have when using stencils:
1. The project will look cheap.
2. I will end up using too much paint and screw up the stencil pattern.
I’m happy to say that this latest stenciled project doesn’t look cheap and I didn’t screw up the stencil pattern.
Jenna for the win…
Or maybe the stencils.
I am in love with this new little chic vignette that, yes, is stenciled, but doesn’t really look stenciled.
I used the new Tulip for Your Home stencils and supplies to make this little gem.
In my vignette, I stenciled the lampshade, the art, and that tray. Here’s what you need and how to do it, because really who wouldn’t want a pretty vignette like this?
Ok, the lips may not be everyone’s style, but its still fab.
Supplies & Materials Needed:
- Stencils of your choice – I used the classic stripes stencil, a houndstooth one and a lips stencil. You can purchase them online at I Love to Create or check the store listings to see what stores in your area sell the supplies.
- Stencil Spray
- Tulip Soft Paints (I used Navy, Raspberry, Gold Metallic, and Black. Also available at I Love to Create.)
- Small Piece of Wood
I opted to do the lampshade first, since I was just going with classic stripes there. First, spray the stencil adhesive on the back of the stencil then position it on the lampshade where you would like it. Press firmly to keep it in place. Put some of your paint in a little plate, then roll the paint onto your shade.
The biggest tip I can give you on this is don’t press your roller hard onto the surface you are painting. I think this is what causes that extra paint to seep beyond the lines of the stenciled pattern.
Also, this paint goes on a little light and thin, so I opted to do about 2 – 3 coats of the black to get it really dark.
After painting, set it aside and let it dry.
For the Lips Art:
You are basically going to do the exact same process as above. Paint on your lines first, then after it dries, position the lips where you would like them and paint them. I did three coats of black and three coats of pink.
For the Tray:
I started with a small piece of wood that I had already painted white. I placed the houndstooth stencil over the wood piece after applying stencil spray to the back and painted on two coats of navy paint.
Are you a stencil lover?
What are your stencil tips and tricks?
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Tulip Home through Blueprint Social, however all opinions and love of chic lip art are 100% mine.