When I was decorating my guest bedroom for the One Room Challenge, one of the steps in the process was figuring out artwork for the walls. I found some beautiful coral pieces from one of my favorite store Pottery Barn, but the price tag brought me to a abrupt halt. So, I decided to take a stab at creating them myself. I experimented with a few different medium options, but I ultimately decided to go with stenciling.
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BLUE CORAL STENCIL DIY
I took a piece of the fabric from the pillows I made and headed to Michael’s for paint colors. I choose a blue paint that matched the fabric well. When searching for the stencil online. There were not many available. Cutting Edge Stencil had the one I loved. I contacted them and they were gracious enough to donate the stencil for my One Room Challenge.
- Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencil
- FolkArt Paint (Cayman Blue)
- White frame
- Stencil brush
- Small dish
Get everything ready and place it all on a good table that allows for plenty of elbow room!
Step by Step Process:
Step 1: Tape all sides of the stencil onto the canvas
Step 2: Start dipping the stencil brush into the paint very gently, making sure you don’t add too much paint. Too much paint can result in bleeding through the stencil.
Step 3: Once its all covered, wait about 5 minutes and carefully take off the stencil.
How easy was that?!
Enjoy your beautiful new piece of artwork! Please share yours if you decide to make one!
You can stencil this coral on most any surfaces such as walls, glass, canvas, paper. metal wood and even plastic. If you like to purchase this stencil go to cutting edge which is located on my side bar.
For more beachy DIY projects check out, “How to make a Oyster Shell Mirror.”