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Simple Rustic Stencil Art
A cheap sheet of plywood becomes fun and graphic wall art with a set of basic stencils, stain and some white craft paint!

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  • How to paint a stencilled painting. Reclaimed Wood Stencil Art - Step 1
    Step 1

    Grab a sheet of wood. Old wood or new wood, any wood will do. ( I used this thin plywood sheet from the hardware store...)

  • How to paint a stencilled painting. Reclaimed Wood Stencil Art - Step 2
    Step 2

    Stain the wood any color (this is a Minwax gray stain) and tape off your border.

  • How to paint a stencilled painting. Reclaimed Wood Stencil Art - Step 3
    Step 3

    Mark out each row with some painters tape and line up your stencils with whatever quote you fancy.

  • How to paint a stencilled painting. Reclaimed Wood Stencil Art - Step 4
    Step 4

    I wanted my letters to be solid, so I filled in the stencil gaps with a small paint brush.

  • How to paint a stencilled painting. Reclaimed Wood Stencil Art - Step 5
    Step 5

    If you'd like to make a frame, that's simple. Just measure and cut 1x2 boards with a mitre saw to give you 45 degree angles on each corner. Glue/ staple the corners and then screw the plywood onto the frame from the back.

  • How to paint a stencilled painting. Reclaimed Wood Stencil Art - Step 6
    Step 6

    Screw in some D rings and wrap with picture wire for hanging.

  • How to paint a stencilled painting. Reclaimed Wood Stencil Art - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sidenote: This is the first few pages of a favorite book, Goodnight Moon. I'd been reciting this from memory to my youngest daughter since she was born this past fall!

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Timberwolf Blades
Timberwolf Blades
Love it! I have a whole pile of reclaimed wood that I use for projects like this.
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