Ginger Snap Crafts: fab friday {vinyl stenciling}

fab friday {vinyl stenciling}

I wanted to try something a little different. :)


My partner, Melissa, loves C.S. Lewis.  I love this C.S. Lewis quote, & I thought Melissa would, too. :)
I used vinyl as a stencil to make the background a little more interesting. :)


First I painted my board with grey paint.
Then for the background I used this cute pattern from the Silhouette online store.
I used white vinyl, but you really could use whatever color you had since it's going to be used as a stencil.
I cut it the size I needed using my straight edge paper cutter.


I wanted the vinyl to stick really well.
After I applied the vinyl & before removing the transfer tape
I made sure to rub it really well over the entire surface.
You don't want the paint seeping through!


Then I painted over the vinyl using white paint.
After the paint had dried completely I carefully removed the vinyl. 
It had left a perfect pattern. {Love it!}


Next I applied the C.S. Lewis quote cut in black vinyl using the impervious font.


All done!

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17 comments:

  1. I love using Vinyl as a stencil! It works so well! Bet Melissa loved this! :)

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  2. Hey, great blog. I'm a new follower and I linked my refinished table to your linky party. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog!

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  3. This turned out wonderful, Ginger! You're the queen of vinyl stenciling in my mind! Glad to see you had a nice vacay- seems you didn't miss a beat! Hope you have a super weekend :)

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  4. That is really cute and clever. Glad you joined my newbie party. Please add my link or button as well.

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  5. I am visiting via Today's Creative Blog.

    This is a fantastic project! Thank you for sharing.

    Happy Tuesday!

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  6. Cute project! I don't have a silhouette (yet...) but I do have a cricut. I think I could do this same idea using scrap book paper for the back and use my cricut for the letters. Great idea. I am sure your friend will love it!

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  7. Love that stencil. Just used it on an end table last week!

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  8. OH! This is so cute! I am head over heels for quatrefoil. Super jealous of your Silhouette, those things are so neat!

    New follower here :)

    http://smithpeas.blogspot.com/

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  9. I love that stencil! It turned out so cute! I'm a new follower. :) Love your blog!

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  10. What a great stencil - I'll have to add it to my list of downloads! This looks super cute! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. I would love to see you back next week!
    Jenn :)

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  11. This turned out fabulous and I love the quote you chose! :-) Thanks for linking up!

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  13. Looks fantastic- Thanks for auditioning for American Crafter!

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