I found some beautiful coral pieces from one of my favorite store Pottery Barn, but the price tag brought me to an 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. Check out how to easily stencil a coral on canvas perfect for beach decor.
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 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.
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Get everything ready and place it all on a good table that allows for plenty of elbow room!
- Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencil
- FolkArt Paint (Cayman Blue)
- White frame
- Stencil brush
- Small dish
Step 1: Tape all sides of the stencil onto the canvas. Make sure the stencil is laid out the way you want it on the canvas. It can be angled and centered.
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 it is all covered, wait about 3 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 almost surfaces such as walls, glass, canvas, paper. metal wood and even plastic. To purchase one you can get it here at Cutting Edge Stencil. I had three different versions of the coral stencil. If you like to buy assorted to make three like mine. Check out amazon for more stencil ideas.
For more beachy DIY projects check out, “How to make an Oyster Shell Mirror.”