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Stencil Canvas Tutorial
It's time for another easy-peasy tutorial from this Little Miss Momma.
Just pick your own colors, stencil and canvas size for a customized look to go in your home. This is a VERY quick and cheap way to add some color and art to your bare walls.

Posted by Little Miss Momma from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Little Miss Momma's 5 projects »

  • Step 1

    Paint your entire canvas the color of your choice. I mixed two colors of green (leaf green, citron) in order to get the more textured color of green that I was looking for. Allow the canvas to dry completely before proceeding to step two.

  • How to paint a stencilled painting. Stencil Canvas - Step 2
    Step 2

    Place the stencil over the painted canvas in the area that you want the first row of the graphic to appear. Tape the stencil into place so that it doesn't shift when you start to paint. Now, apply a VERY small amount of stencil paint to the tip of your brush. With stencil paint, a little goes a long way. I highly recommend using stencil paint, otherwise you increase the chance that your paint will smear/run. Paint over the entire stencil with the stencil paint.

  • How to paint a stencilled painting. Stencil Canvas - Step 3
    Step 3

    Lift the stencil slightly as you go to be sure that you are filling all the areas completely.

  • How to paint a stencilled painting. Stencil Canvas - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once you finish painting in the first row of your stencil, lift up the stencil and line it up again directly above your first row, and then repeat step two for this second row of grpahic.

  • How to paint a stencilled painting. Stencil Canvas - Step 5
    Step 5

    When you finish the second row you may notice some extra space on your canvas where there isn't enough room for another entire row of stencil/graphic. I chose to paint in another row of stencil going over the edge (see picture below). I liked the look of the graphic going over the edge, but that is completely up to your preference.
    And Wall-ah!!
    In 3 EASY steps you now have an awesome piece of canvas wall art.

    I think this project works amazingly when you use multiple canvases {i.e. 3 square or rectangle canvases} and continue the graphic onto the other canvases so that you have one large piece of art.

    Happy Crafting!

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Callie S.
Callie S. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 16 projects
This is a really cool idea!
SilverFilmRoses · Charlotte, North Carolina, US · 8 projects
I love this! Very pretty.
Sarah Trucks
Sarah Trucks · Pell City, Alabama, US · 1 project
where did you get your stencil?
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
smart idea!!!
quirky been v.
quirky been v. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 8 projects
i love the pattern!
CalendarGirl · 15 projects
that is beautiful