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Monday, March 3, 2014

Stenciled Canvas

Written by: Cathy Carroll

I have totally been hit with the stenciling bug.
I find myself looking for things to stencil.

I also have Spring fever - there is no hope for me.
By combining the stenciling bug and the Spring fever I was able to come up with
this cute little stenciled canvas.

Stenciled Canvas - title image of stenciled flowers and bird on thrifted canvas

The other day I was at Wal-Mart in the craft department looking for some inspiration
to come up with something to craft for Spring.

Stenciled Canvas - image of flower stencil purchased at Wal-Mart

I found this flower stencil and thought it was Springy 
had no idea what I was going to do with it.
It was less than $3 I think and it has three pages of flower stencils
ranging from large about 4 inches in diameter 
down to small about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

Stenciled Canvas - image of thrifted items being readied to paint

Still having no ideas what I was going to do I went to the garage and started 
picking up anything that needed a coat of white paint.
The frame in the front there had a picture in it when I bought it at the thrift store.
The picture was glued around the edges to a stretched canvas mat - SCORE....
It was in perfect condition.
So I decided to use my new stencil and make some art on this canvas.

Stenciled Canvas - image of flower stencil taped to canvas with beginnings of paint being applied

Quite simple to do.
Just tape the stencil you want to use to the canvas and paint.
I used craft paint and a regular artist brush.
using only a little paint on the brush, dab in the stencil area.
And before long you will have a really cute piece of art.

Stenciled Canvas - finished canvas of stenciled flowers and bird in white frame

The bird is the stencil I used for the china plate I stenciled.  
I just added it in amongst the flowers.

Stenciled Canvas - close up of stenciled flowers showing the highlights added

I also added a few highlights to the stencil so it wouldn't look so flat.

Stenciled Canvas - completed canvas of stenciled flowers and bird in white frame

I love how it turned out.
So Springy and cute .
I think it will be perfect hanging in the little area over my kitchen sink.

I spent today stenciling a number of those items on the table above 
a few that aren't there.  
So, I am sure you will be seeing this little stencil turning up again.

How about you have you been hit with Spring fever yet?
What are you doing to get ready for it?
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  1. A little bit of handmade Spring! I love it.


  2. It's so fun to stencil and the flowers and the little bird is so sweet! Easy way to bring Spring into your home. Thanks for sharing this DIY on your #simplybebetsy gallery.

    Sharon and Denise

  3. That is so cute! I'm also a stenciling nut. At one point, my husband hid my stencils from me, because I had stenciled so many surfaces in our house. Great idea to stencil some Spring into your life. laurie

  4. I love the colors you picked. It is so pretty!

  5. Wow! This adorable and I love those colors! :)

  6. Adorable and so fun for spring! Thanks so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE!

  7. So cute…you did a great job with your stencils!! Thank you for sharing at Share it One More Time at One More Time Events…Tammy

  8. The highlights really make the stencil pop. What a cute board! Nice job!

    Linking from Mod Mix Monday,
    Ricki Jill

  9. Very cute and springy! Thanks for sharing!

    Shannon ~

  10. This is such a cute idea. I am Pinning
    Dropping by from the Bloggers Brags Weekly Pinterest Party, now following you on social media

  11. So pretty! I love how this turned out, too! :)

  12. Sweet! Last time I tried stenciling, it wound up to be a big mess. This project makes me think I would try it again.

  13. Such a clever idea for a simple way to make art! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


  14. so totally fab! I love this, would do my own but doubt it would be as lovely!

  15. Cute as can be!! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  16. So cute!!! I sure hope my Walmart stocks those stencils cause I'm definitely picking one up!!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. Very cute Cathy! Love the bird and details you added. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

  18. Very cute Cathy! I really enjoy stenciling also. Great color combination. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  19. That's a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  20. I will feature this tomorrow at Home Sweet Home! Thanks for joining!

  21. Hi Cathy, this came out so pretty and it looks pretty easy. I used to paint as a teenager but this I think I could create. TFS and have a nice weekend.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle