Have you been checking out the beautiful Home Tours this week? I shared my home yesterday and there are seven more sharing today! Woohoo!
**This is a sponsored post from FolkArt, Plaid, and Blueprint Social. I received materials and compensation to create a project. All opinions are my own.* #plaidcrafts
Now that I have my Fall decor under my belt, it was high time I set to work on some other projects on my ever growing To-Do list. As you saw in my home tour, the upstairs looks put together. But…the basement Family Room is a whole other story. It’s a finished room and an Awesome play space for the boys, but it’s pretty boring. I’ve been tossing around ideas of what to do down there for ages. It wasn’t until a fun package of happy mail from FolkArt Stencils & Paints arrived a few weeks back that I got a great idea for transforming our Family Room space.
I know you are dying to know what was in the package, right! A FolkArt Stencil1 Stencil, FolkArt stencil creme, and stencil adhesive. So fun! Seriously, new craft supplies make my heart go pitter-patter! These are all new to Michaels stores and I was sooo excited to play with them!
I have a few projects in mind for these super fun FolkArt Stencil1 stencils, but first up…
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First, you’ll want to separate the stencils. I just cut along the dotted lines. Then turn the stencils over to the back side and dot on some stencil adhesive. (The back side is not as smooth) You don’t need a lot, just a few dots along the edges. If you are concerned about the stencil moving, add a bit more. Allow the adhesive to sit a few minutes until is is tacky to the touch. There are great directions on the back of the bottle and on the packaging. Cool thing about using the adhesive is that it stays sticky for multiple uses- perfect if you created a repeated pattern like I did the Double Decker Bus.
Choose where you would like the stenciled image. Lay the stencil in place and press gently to stick to the fabric.
Ready for the fun part? Painting!
Honestly, I had never used a creme paint before and I couldn’t wait to try it! I decided on one pillow with the Union Jack image and another with a row of Double Decker Buses. These FolkArt Stencil1 stencils were designed by designer Ed Roth and are made to be super durable….Let’s test them out!
For the Union Jack pillow: Center the Union Jack image where you would like it and gently press to stick it on the fabric. Using the traditional colors of red and blue, dab a little paint out of the paint pot. I started with red and worked my way from the center of the stencil to the outside edges. Then, I filled in the blue section of the flag. It was SO EASY!! I was really concerned about the creme bleeding under the stencil, but it is made not to. So please with how they turned out!
For the Double Decker pillow: Center one bus where you would like it to end up on the paper. Press it into place and paint the stenciled image using a small stencil brush. Take the brush and move it in a circular pattern to disperse the paint all over the letters. When that bus is stenciled, Add 2 more buses- one on either side of the first bus and stencil those in the same color. See all those teeny tiny cuts in the stencil…I was so worried about bleeding, but they turned out perfectly! Yay!
Allow the stencils to dry for 24-48 hours or up to 10 days. Fill the pillow covers with a pillow form (I just use old throw pillows I’m not currently using) and Enjoy! I’m really excited with how they turned out and think the room is going to be such a fun family space!
Love these stencils and want to see more?
What would you create with these fun stencils?