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Create Beautiful Wall Art Easily by Using a Stencil!

I’m always on the lookout for creative ideas for my customers. While cleaning my craft area, I ran into a hard back canvas and a light bulb went off over my head. How fast and easy it would be to make wall art using a stencil. So here’s what I did.
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First, I rolled on two coats of grey acrylic paint to cover the canvas.
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I mixed white and purple acrylic together to get a lighter tone and while the grey was still wet, added some dimension to the corners of the canvas using a soft fan brush and blending.
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I wanted to stagger the stencil design on the canvas. I used my stencil design: Gloria (http://simplyspring.com/products/raised-plaster-stencil-gloria ) I lightly sprayed the stencil with stencil adhesive and placed only a portion of it on the canvas.
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It’s very important to off load the paint onto a napkin or paper towel. Too much paint on the brush will cause excessive paint bleeding under the stencil.
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Heres after I stenciled the design in staggered positions.
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I mixed approximately ¼ cup of joint compound with 1 tablespoon of white glue to give it some tooth to stick to the canvas.
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Then I added some of the purple acrylic paint in, to give it a nice pinkish shade.
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Using the same stencil, I got my handy dandy putty knife out and started applying the joint compound mixture over the stencil openings.
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Once the openings were covered, I immediately removed the stencil. Voila! A fast and easy wall art project that even the least crafty person can do.
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Great idea for gifts or even selling your piece of art! Hope you enjoyed my latest project!
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Here are the supplies I used plus joint compound from Lowes
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Material I used for this project: