Two Fun Project Ideas, Using Stencils
Dixie Belle launched new stencils and stain colors, and I could not wait to try them out! I hurried to Dollarama to find something to paint and came back with a wooden tray and a small wooden box. Let me show you what I made!
Stencil Project 1
I found this 12 x 16-inch unfinished wooden tray – perfect for the first stencil I wanted to use.
For this tray, I used the brand new Sonoma Art Tile Stencil.
I used one of the brand new stain colors, American Honey, to stain the sides of the tray.
Once the stain was dry, I sealed it with Clear Coat Sealer in a flat finish. I then carefully taped off the sides to protect the stain.
I used Chalk Mineral Paint in the color Dried Sage to paint the tray’s entire flat surface or base.
For the stenciling, I used Silk Mineral Paint in the color Cactus.
I really didn’t want to cut my gorgeous stencil, and it was a grueling task to fold it and make it fit inside the tray but where there’s a will, there’s a way! After the paint was completely dry, I made a few touch-ups and sealed it with a Clear Coat Sealer.
Isn’t it cute? I love this look.
The two green colors compliment each other really well! I just had to do something in green for spring and summer!
Stencil Project 2
This little 6.5 x 9-inch wooden box was the perfect size for my second design among the new stencils – Enchanted Garden (Which is actually two designs paired together.)
I painted the whole box, inside and out, with Silk Mineral Paint in the color Tide Pool. It is a gorgeous color and very similar to the color of my kitchen cabinets!
This dragonfly design is a quarter of the Enchanted Garden Stencil, and it is just slightly bigger than the box. I used painter’s tape to keep it in place and create a quarter-inch border around the design on the lid of the box.
I stenciled the area around the dragonfly with Silk Mineral Paint in the color Morning Sunrise. After drying, the color appeared closer to a lilac color. It does go well with the Tide Pool either way.
I had so much fun stenciling the dragonfly! As a base color, I painted the whole dragonfly with Palmetto (dark green) and then used Mint Julep (light green) to give the wings more dimension and color variation. I also dabbled with a bit of Nautical (dark blue) and Gemstone Mouse in the color Garnet for the tiniest bit of shimmer. All and all, an experiment!
These are all the colors I used For the box, Except the Mint Julep, which I forgot to add for the photo!
I was slightly nervous before taking off the stencil and revealing this experimental color combination, but I was pleasantly surprised! It turned out to be really pretty.
New Products Launching
Sonoma Art Tile Stencil
Enchanted Garden Stencil
Golden Ash No Pain Gel Stain
American Honey No Pain Gel Stain