i can't believe that August is on it's way out and September will be here any day!
i love September.
i love the cooler nights and Fall in the air.
also, my birthday is in September. i am going to be 49 in just a few weeks!
another reason i love this time of year is i get the bug...
the bug to redecorate!
not just seasonal! yes i am working on Spooky Spark!
But i'm talking about in my home.
The change of seasons get's me de-junking and re-decorating!
I have a long hallway in my home that needs an update that inspired this project i created with my Hazel & Ruby Stencil Masks!
Here's what i started with:
2. A Large Canvas
3. Black Paint
4. Mod Podge
5. Hazel & Ruby Stencil Masks, i used Central Park Alpha
6. Tim Holtz Distress Paint (i used Picket Fence)
7. Chalk Pen, I used a Zig Writer Chalk Collection pen.
8. Foam Brush
9. Measuring tape or ruler.
The first thing i did was cut my Scrapbooking Paper into Squares.
(i used my Fiskars pinking sheers)
the squares were 2x2 not perfect just randomly cut.
i chose a quote and designed how i wanted to lay it out onto my canvas. Then measured and marked according to how many lines i needed.
ie: i needed 7 lines so i measured every 3 inches.
Adhere Scrapbooking paper squares to your canvas in rows, using mod podge.
(let this dry completely, this is the TRICK for success)
Step 4: Lay out your quote using your Hazel & Ruby Stencil Masks.
the beauty of the Stencil Masks are they are re-positional so you can get it exactly how you want it to, space them and re-configure etc.
(i let go of having them be PERFECT and just go with it)
Once your Stencil Masks are where you want, making sure they are flat and adhered to your project paint!
the key here is coverage! I did 2 coats.
LET DRY COMPLETLEY!
then carefully pull off your Stencil Masks! (the fun part)
Once all my Stencil Masks were off I took a Chalk pen and outlined all of my letters to give it that Chalked look.
Step 6: i edged it with the Distress Paint to finish it off!
here is my finished piece!
Can't wait to hang it!
wait in-between each layer! let it DRY!
smaller prints look best.
i hope you're inspired to create one of your own!
here's to Fall, dejunkin, re-decorating & turning 49!