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Stenciling Wall Art Using A Lace Stencil

How To Stencil Canvas Art Using Stencil Patterns And Gold Leaf

Good morning, my DIY friends.  Just because you’re a renter doesn’t mean you need to toss your decorating dreams aside but you may have to adjust them.  If you’ve been lusting after a wall pattern but stenciled walls are not in your renter’s agreement then Cutting Edge Stencils, has the perfect solution for you!  We’d love for you to consider painting your own custom wall art using one of our stencil designs. Jess, the decor enthusiast behind the blog Domicile 37, decided to create wall art using the Charlotte Stencil. Let’s take a look and be sure to read to the end to see how you can enter to win a free wall stencil.

Jess fell in love with the idea of stenciling but since she’s a renter she knew that her wall pattern had to be something that could easily be removed.  She chose to stencil a piece of canvas art. First she grabbed a left over piece of hardboard and painted it using Valspar White Enamel.  Once the paint was dry, she was ready to start stenciling.  Jess fell in love with the Charlotte Allover Stencil, a lace-inspired wall pattern. This beautiful and intricate wall design is perfect for accent wall and DIY decorating projects like canvas art.

The Charlotte Allover Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/charlotte-allover-stencil-pattern.html

Jess used blue painter’s tape to hold the stencil in place and stencil brush to paint the pattern. She said, “I love gold as an accent color, so I did this step using Martha Stewart craft paint in yellow gold and Valspar Du Jour paint with a satin finish.”  If you are recreating this project at home, we always suggest using very little paint on your stencil brush or roller. Too much paint will cause it to bleed under the stencil.

Stenciling DIY wall art using the Charlotte Allover Stencil. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/charlotte-allover-stencil-pattern.html

After the stencil was dry, Jess chose to add some dimension to her project using gold leaf.  We suggest visiting her blog, Domicile 37, to see how she used gold leaf for this project.

Stenciling DIY wall art using the Charlotte Allover Stencil. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/charlotte-allover-stencil-pattern.html

Jess placed her work of art in a frame.  She commented, “Voila…instant, beautiful, homemade art with the help of Cutting Edge Stencils. ”

Cutting Edge Stencils shares how to stencil a gold piece of wall art using a lace-inspired pattern, the Charlotte Allover. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/charlotte-allover-stencil-pattern.html




To see more crafty projects like this one and for a chance to win a free stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils, please visit Domicile 37.

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Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew


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  • Jess Rey

    Thanks for sharing! It was fun and easy to do!

  • CESteam

    Hi Jess!

    Thank YOU for sharing! We love how you took an allover pattern and made it into beautiful wall art! =]

  • Rhonda

    Yes I would love to stencil on a canvas. I bought the supplies I needed. My problem is I am trying to stencil over a previously used canvas. I have practiced on a different canvas first, and the paint bleeds thru. Any hints on how to stencil my artwork on a previously used canvas. I was told to cover up the old print, to buy Rust-O-leum #2. The stencil I bought was Ratan. Looked easy, until I practiced. Any helpful steps would be appreciated.

  • CESteam

    Hi Rhonda,

    Not too sure about the Rustolem we haven’t used it….But if we were doing our own project, we would definitely prime the old canvas first (spray primer is SUPER easy!) let it dry overnight. Then do two coats of your base color or even three. Let the layers dry about 15-30 minutes between each coat. Make sure your base is either Matt or Eggshell finish. You DO NOT want anything glossy or semi gloss because the stencil paint will not seep through the glossy paint and you will have a lot of bleed. Also, when you stencil, use less paint than you think you will need. Go super lightly ….let dry and repeat :) Hope this helps!

  • Gin

    I am slightly confused about the last step! I understand you put the stencil back on, you applied the modge podge on the stencil, then you placed the gold leaf on top of the modge podge/stencil? I am assuming the gold leaf is a sheet (ive never used it :)) and then you remove the stencil? Thanks!

  • CESteam

    Hi Gin,

    We don’t have much experience with the modge podge ourselves and so would recommend that you visit Jess’ blog here: http://www.domicile37.com/2015/05/crushing-art-cutting-edge-stencil.html

    Here you will be able to ask her questions about this project as she would know best! :) I apologize we were unable to provide further assistance.

  • Jackie Crouch

    I really like the idea of stenciling roll down window shades. Gives you privacy and nice art work instead of a sad empty space

  • CESteam

    Hi Jackie,

    We agree! Adding a stencil to anything will add a special touch to a room and liven it up :)

  • Sofia

    Love the design
    And where is the table from?
    Sooooo adorable

  • CESteam

    Hi Sophia,

    This project is not ours so we are not sure where the table is from. I do apologize. -Erika

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