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Stencil Ideas: Creative Stencil Projects (Continued)

Off-The-Wall Stencil Craft Projects with Cutting Edge Stencils

Creative stenciled craft projects with Cutting Edge Stencils

Yesterday, Cutting Edge Stencils collected a bunch of fun stencil projects that we considered to be on the creative side of stenciling. At the end of the post, we promised to showcase more of those innovative and inspiring stencil projects today! Who knows, maybe you’ll like these stencil ideas so much that you’ll be inclined to purchase our stuff and get to work on your own crafty craft!

Stenciled Photo Frames

Creating stenciled picture frames is a great way to add unique, decorative flair to your home decor! Ashley, from Shanty 2 Chic, stenciled these wooden frames with Cutting Edge Stencils’ Turkish Tulip pattern, and they turned out ADORABLE! We’ve mentioned these exceptionally cute frames and another blogger’s take on stenciled photo framing in the blog: Stenciling Photo Frames with Cutting Edge Stencils.

But, in case you’re too busy to check it out, here’s some of the deets: Ashley used Rust-Oleum Heirloom White spray paint as the base coat to cover a few plywood boards. Then she applied our Turkish Tulips in Slate Grey by Americana acrylic paint using the dry-brush method. Finally, Ashley hung a 5X7 frame on each board with a nail (after ripping off the cardboard backing). And that’s it! Sounds simple enough, right?

Turkish Tulips Stenciled photo frames with Cutting Edge Stencils

Stenciled Clothing

So often we are asked the question, “Can I stencil on fabric?” Of course you can! In fact, we encourage it! Stenciled fabric can be employed for many purposes: curtains, rugs, upholstery, and even clothes! Our friends from the blog Uncommon Designs stenciled this embellished hoodie with our Butterfly Blooms No. 3 design. (You can find the tutorial on this project here!) They used a sponge applicator to apply the craft paint to the garment.

Quick Tip: When stenciling on fabric, add some textile medium (sold in craft stores) to your stencil acrylics to create a half paint, half textile solution. Also, “heatsetting” the stencil after it dries will prevent wear and tear in the wash. Read our FAQ: How do I stencil on fabric for more info!

Butterfly Blooms No. 3 Stenciled hoodie with Cutting Edge Stencils

Stenciled Treasure Box

We showed Sarah Ortega, of the Sarah Ortega blog, so much love after she used our Zinnia Grande stencil to create four very different stencil projects. We featured them all in our blog: One Flower Stencil, Four Stencil Projects! The one we want to spotlight today, is her Zinnia stenciled treasure box! She coated the plain, wooden box with turquoise paint, and then stenciled over it with our dense foam roller and white acrylic paint. She spilled the design onto the front and side of the box to give it a little dimension as well! Sarah also fixed a piece of scrap booking paper to the inside lining. This is such a sweet and simple craft!

Zinnia Grande stenciled treasure box with Cutting Edge Stencils

Stenciled Wall Art

Recently, we posted a blog: Stenciled Wall Art Pieces. In it, we featured a whole bunch of examples of stenciled canvases and wood artwork, but none were as innovative and charming as this specific piece. Heather, from Twin Dragonfly Designs, stenciled this creative wall art with our Paisley Allover stencil pattern. She upcycled the piece from an old wall hanging found at a garage sale that was past its prime into a modern masterpiece. Heather replaced the backing with a new wood board, which was painted in a nutmeg color, and then stenciled with the paisley design using a semi gloss varathane. The design is subtle, yet the artwork as whole is very impressive!

Upcycled wall art piece stenciled with Cutting Edge Stencils' Paisley Allover pattern

To create your own creative stencil projects:

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

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  • Iva Youngs

    Great idea!

  • CESteam

    Agree!! Cutting Edge Stencils always with great stenciling ideas!! :) :)

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