This morning I was on a local morning show here in Utah called Studio 5. They sent 5 different bloggers the same Martha Stewart stencil set, and asked each of us to come up with something. I decided to make some stenciled signs with three of the different stencils included in the kit.
Now here’s the step-by-step tutorial.
The first sign I made was this one with one of my favorite quotes. It’s sitting right by my kitchen sink so I see it often throughout the day and can ask myself, “How can I make today the happiest day of my life?”
STEP 1: Start out with a piece of 15” x 15” MDF. Sand it down to get rid of any splinters and rough spots. Paint your base color. I chose Spa Blue by DecoArt.
STEP 2: I used my Silhouette to cut a vinyl stencil of an oval with the quote “Make each day the happiest day of your life”. If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can use an Exacto knife instead. You can use whatever color of vinyl, because it’s going to get thrown away when we are done with it. Place the vinyl stencil on your board.
STEP 3: Tape the stencil to your board and begin painting your top color. I chose white.
Line up the stencil to continue the pattern until the whole board is covered.
STEP 4: Remove the vinyl stencil, then sand the entire board to distress.
Like I said, it’s in a prominent place in my home so I’m sure to see it all throughout the day.
The other two signs were made in the same manner. I loved the honeycomb patterned stencil, so I used it to make a fun, coral “Laundry” sign.
With the 4th of July right around the corner, my mind immediately went to fireworks when I saw the sunbursts stencils in the kit.
So there you have it. One stencil kit and three different signs (plus four other projects from the other bloggers who were part of the challenge).
One of the other bloggers was my friend Becky of The Crafting Chicks! It’s always fun to see blogging buddies!!
And of course, you guys know I got my outfit at Quincee’s Boutique. Be sure to like their Facebook page where they post outfits daily. You can email or call to order (they ship everywhere)!!!