******THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED******
I’m so excited this week to tell you about this awesome giveaway!
Using the stencil was easier than I thought it would be. I don’t have a steady hand per say, but I was pleasantly surprised at the crisp lines I was able to get without too much effort. CES provides detailed instructions which yield the best results. The recommended supplies are:
- Foam roller with rounded edges (available through Cutting Edge or at your local hardware store)
- Clean rag or paper towel for wiping off excess
- Paper plate
- Acrylic paint
- Level (Cutting Edge has an awesome clip on one you can purchase)
- Painter’s tape
Grab a cereal box or a piece of cardboard to practice your technique. I was in the process of painting the hallway upstairs so I just practiced up there. Using painters tape, secure the stencil to the surface. The directions specify to use a small amount of paint at a time, making sure to do a quick roll on a towel to remove any excess paint. Using medium pressure, roll over each area evenly. Cutting Edge sent me this smaller sample stencil which I used to test my skills.
You may need two coats, but just take your time. Stenciling is not difficult but it is a bit time consuming! Moving along the wall, it’s easy to line the stencil up by using your just completed work as a guide.
Once you finish all the whole pieces, you can go back and fill in the gaps. Probably the best part about stenciling is the instant gratification. As soon as you pull off the stencil you can see your gorgeous handiwork!
(ignore the fact that I ran out of paint and didn’t do the top row by the ceiling yet)
I’ve received so many compliments since I stenciled this wall! Everyone thinks it’s designer wall paper. But the best part is that I can reuse my stencil if we ever move, or even for other projects (I’m thinking a large stenciled floor cloth….). Here’s a little peek at a project my friend Amy is working on using my stencil.
Now YOU have a chance to get a stencil of your very own! Cutting Edge Stencils is offering a $40 credit towards any stencil of your choice with FREE shipping!
Here’s how to enter (each one counts as a separate entry):
1. Visit Cutting Edge Stencils and pick out your fave! Leave a comment here and tell me about it.
2. Fan Cutting Edge Stencils on Facebook, and let me know here.
3. Join my Google Friend Network (in the sidebar —–>)
4. Fan Lovely Crafty Home on Facebook, and leave a comment on my wall.
So there you have it! FOUR ways to enter! The winner will be chosen via random drawing (random.org) and announced next Friday, March 4. Good luck!!