Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Vinyl As A Stencil

Hey guys!

Today I'm going to show you how to use vinyl as a stencil.  It's easy peasy!

First cut your desired design on your Silhouette.  Next, remove the inside of your design leaving the negative portion of the design.  You can see what I mean here...

Apply your stencil to your piece.  Once you remove the transfer tape (this step not shown) take a minute to make sure that all edges of the stencil are adhered to your surface.

Now, using your desired color of acrylic craft paint and a sponge brush, lightly apply paint to your stencil.

Allow the paint to dry completely.  Once dry, carefully peel away your stencil.

I chose to lightly sand the area that I stenciled onto the tabletop.  The choice is yours. 

This table was destined for a landfill, until a friend rescued it for my business partner and I.  We painted it Annie Sloan Old White, and distressed it.  The last step will be to apply some finishing wax to protect the piece.

P.S.  My BFF/business partner and I have come up with a name for our furniture restoration biz, ShabbyChic911!  We are both 911 dispatchers so adding that to our name was a given!  Follow us on Instagram @shabbychic911 and on Facebook!


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