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Stencil Canvas Tutorial

Stencil Canvas Tutorial
It’s time for another easy-peasy tutorial from this Little Miss Momma.
Just pick your own colors, stencil and canvas size for a customized look to go in your home.  This is a VERY quick and cheap way to add some color and art to your bare walls.
Here are the {SUPPLIES} you will need:
Canvas (I used a 18 x 24 canvas on sale for $6 at Michaels)
Stencil of your choice (available at Michaels)
Acrylic Craft Paint in the color(s) of your choice
Stencil Paint (found in the stencil section at Michaels)
Paint Brush
Scotch Tape
Step {One}:
Paint your entire canvas the color of your choice.  I mixed two colors of green (leaf green, citron) in order to get the more textured color of green that I was looking for.  Allow the canvas to dry completely before proceeding to step two.
Step {Two}:
Place the stencil over the painted canvas in the area that you want the first row of the graphic to appear.  Tape the stencil into place so that it doesn’t shift when you start to paint.  Now, apply a VERY small amount of stencil paint to the tip of your brush. With stencil paint, a little goes a long way.  I highly recommend using stencil paint, otherwise you increase the chance that your paint will smear/run.   Paint over the entire stencil with the stencil paint.
Lift the stencil slightly as you go to be sure that you are filling all the areas completely.
Step {Three}:
Once you finish painting in the first row of your stencil, lift up the stencil and line it up again directly above your first row, and then repeat step two for this second row of grpahic. 
When you finish the second row you may notice some extra space on your canvas where there isn’t enough room for another entire row of stencil/graphic. I chose to paint in another row of stencil going over the edge (see picture below).  I liked the look of the graphic going over the edge, but that is completely up to your preference.
And Wall-ah!!
In 3 EASY steps you now have an awesome piece of canvas wall art.

I think this project works amazingly when you use multiple canvases {i.e. 3 square or rectangle canvases} and continue the graphic onto the other canvases so that you have one large piece of art.
Happy Crafting!

**Check back tomorrow for ANOTHER tutorial. This one will tell you what to do with your extra buttons and old frames (and its not what you think)…**

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65 Comments

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    Kaysi
    March 22, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    OOOOO that's great, I love how it turned out!

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    Happy Together
    March 22, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    It's really cute! I love the new look of everything 🙂

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    [email protected]
    March 22, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Very Cute! What a great idea 🙂

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    Eva Girl
    March 23, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    That's such a great idea! I'm thinking different size canvas' with coordinating colors and stencils to cover the big blank wall behind my couch!!! Thanx : )

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    senioritis
    March 23, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    great how to ashley, cool idea and very economical. we've quickly strolled through the stencil section at michael's many times, now that we see this project though we might have to take a closer look at what's floating around there 😉

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    Anonymous
    March 24, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Love your blog. Love your tutorials. Love your NOW THAT'S MOTHERHOOD. Love your cute little baby, Wesley. I've got to print that picture with the blanket on his head for my desk. Love you soooooooo much. Auntie Debbie

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    Andy Porter
    March 25, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    What a fantastic idea!! I'll have to do something like that for my bedroom. I can't stand paying hundreds for artwork! Love it!

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    Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something
    March 25, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    absolutely delightful! The colors are just yummy! …plus a well done tutorial!

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    [email protected] Not Just Paper and Glue
    March 28, 2010 at 1:15 am

    This is terribly cute! Lovely colors as well.

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    Maria and Michelle
    March 28, 2010 at 2:57 am

    Ahhh! Love it!!! So simple, yet so dramatic!

    ~ Michelle @ FTSN

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    [email protected]
    March 28, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I love this idea – great for my young girls!! I think we'll be making some art for their rooms over Easter break.

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    linda
    April 25, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Ashley,
    LOVE it! So pretty. Great color of green too. Thanks for joining the Craftaholics Anonymous party! I had fun stopping by and checking out your craftiness!
    Linda

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    Stacie
    April 29, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    LoVe it!! Thanks for sharing!

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    luluvillage
    April 30, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Very cool, seems easy enough- "seems" being the key word, lol- that I might try it,
    thanks so much for the tutorial!

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    Ashley O
    May 1, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    I love the green and white together! Looks very crisp & fresh! Reminds me of a green apple. 🙂

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    Ebannie
    May 3, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    I love it! Thank you for sharing!

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    Natalie Catherine
    May 4, 2010 at 12:04 am

    wow i love your blog even more now…that is the stencil i used over my fireplace… and i made up some artwork just like this but different colors! we would totally be real life friends. haha.

    http://thebusybudgetingmama.blogspot.com/2009/11/home-renovation-dining-room.html

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    Sarah
    June 3, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Saw you on Ucreate.

    I love this tutorial and will save it for when I redo my daughter's room. 🙂

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    July 12, 2011 at 12:10 am

    i had the same exact stencil and used almost the same exact green on a pair of white curtains! lol

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