This is a sponsored post, but all ideas and opinions are 100%my own.
Decorating my craft room at our new home has been a process. Sure, I’ve already completed a chair slipcover and a table makeover, but it always seems like this room is the first to be neglected and the last one to have any serious time dedicated to it. When I was recently tasked by DecoArt to create something fabulous with their stencils and their Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paints, I knew exactly what I wanted to make: DIY Stencil Artwork for my beloved space!
There is something about this wallpaper at Anthropologie that has stuck with me and I’ve known for awhile now that I wanted to use it as inspiration in some way. I’m thrilled that I’ve found a way to use a pattern I adore so much in a much more cost-effective manner!
- 2 – 16×20 canvases
- Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paints in Pink Cadillac, Flamingo, Cotton Ball, and Leprechaun
- Americana Mixed Media Stencils in Angular Motion
- Americana Writers in White
1. Begin in one corner of the canvas and begin to free-hand draw the flower, making sure that the petals do not touch each other. Notice mine is not an exact replica of the peony from the inspiration; it doesn’t have to be perfect!
2. Use the Americana Writer to trace the lines drawn for your flower. Allow time for the paint to dry completely. I let mine dry overnight.
3. Now comes the fun part: paint! To create the flower, I added two parts paint to one part water. I had intended initially for more of a watercolor effect, but I’m totally happy with the results. I use the Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paint in Pink Cadillac for the main part of the flower and the Flamingo for the accent of the central part.
4. To create the watercolor look of the flower petal, I took 1/4 cup water and added a smidge of Leprechaun green. Mix it well and apply it as you would any other paint. Let your flower and the petal dry completely before moving on to the next step.
5. When the flower and petal have dried completely, it’s time to start working with the Americana Mixed Media Stencils. Begin in the bottom corner furthest away from the flower and carefully stipple the Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paint in Cotton Ball onto the stencil. Make sure you don’t use too much or you’ll have the paint seeping underneath the stencil. No bueno.
6. Repeat the stenciling process until you have both of the canvases covered with the pattern. Let them dry overnight.
7. Hang your DIY Stencil Artwork and enjoy your handiwork!
I love how subtle the stenciled pattern is on the art; it’s just enough to give it that extra pop of impact.
And because I really can’t help myself, I had to share how the artwork looks paired with my slip-covered chair and Mod Podge table. Perfect coordination, right?
If you’re looking for some amazing acrylic paints of your own to work with, you should know that Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paints are available for purchase at Michaels, A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby, and other fine craft retailers. Bonus: right now DecoArt has a rebate happening when you purchase five bottles of the Americana Multi-Surface Satin paints!
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