Ginger Snap Crafts: Easy Stenciling Technique {tutorial} #ad #DecoArt

13 May 2013

Easy Stenciling Technique {tutorial} #ad #DecoArt

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Today I’d love to show you this easy stenciling technique tutorial that is by far my favorite way to stencil. All you need is a few products from DecoArt, some vinyl lettering & a wood surface.  Keep reading, & I’ll show you how I did it.

easy stenciling technique tutorial at gingersnapcrafts.com

Just look at how clear & crisp those letters are! Annnnd it’s all paint!!!

stenciling with DecoArt #decoart

For this project you’ll need:

  • vinyl lettering (I got this Be the Good vinyl quote from Create It. Go!)
  • wood plaque
  • Americana Paint from DecoArt
  • Americana Decoupage from DecoArt
  • foam brushes
americana paint 
Don’t mind the red paint, I switched out to white for this project. ;) I wanted the quote to be two different colors. So this is how I did it. Kind of crazy. ha! Buuuut it worked! ;) First I cut the quote into two pieces.

stenciling with vinyl

Then I traced a line between where each piece of vinyl would go to show where I should paint each color.

stenciling

Then I painted my board the two different colors using the Americana Paint. After the paint had dried, I applied my vinyl lettering.

stenciling

Then I got some Americana Decoupage & a foam brush.

decourpage

I painted over my vinyl lettering with the Decoupage. Now this is the secret that makes this stenciling technique soooo awesome! After the Decoupage dries it seals the edges of the vinyl lettering & prevents the paint (that we will paint on top in just a bit) from seeping underneath!

stenciling with decoupage

Once the Decoupage is dry, you’ll paint over the vinyl lettering. The trick to this is to paint several THIN coats. You don’t want your paint to go on thick. Make sure you do thin coats even if it takes a few more coats than normal to get the full coverage! I promise it will be worth it. :)

stenciling with decoart

After the paint is dried you’ll carefully lift off your vinyl lettering. I usually just use a stick pin to carefully grab the edge of the vinyl lettering. That makes it pretty easy to get off.

stenciling

Look at how crisp & clean those edges are! Wow! :)

stenciling with vinyl paint

This is definitely my go to stenciling technique, and I LOVE the results that I can get with it!

bethegood

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This post was brought to you by DecoArt. I was compensated for my time & given product to finish this project. As always all opinions are my own. Thanks!
This project & post were created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.