Oh, how I love the chance to play with some new craft products and give new life to an old piece! For this project, I used the FolkArt® Stencil1® Stencils, Stencil Adhesive, and Stencil Crèmes. You can find the new FolkArt® Stencils and Paints (and more) at Michael’s stores.
A few cool things to note about each product I tried:
- FolkArt® Stencil Crèmes are oil-based “dry brush” paints, which means no dripping and no paint running-under the stencil! It’s also easy to blend colors.
- FolkArt® Stencil Adhesive is re-positionable and makes it easier to create perfectly stenciled projects. It dries clear and comes in an easy applicator bottle. You clean it off the stencils with just soap and water.
- Stencil1® FolkArt® Laser Stencils are made of laser cut mylar. They are durable, reusable and have a lot of great details. Stencil1® is a street art inspired brand founded by artist, painter, graphic designer, DIY enthusiast Ed Roth.
Onto the makeover!
I started with a vintage TV tray gifted to me by my step-dad.
I cleaned the tray and painted it an old white color. Then I used a mint green color to paint the legs and add some fun stripes.
Next, I used the FolkArt® Stencil Adhesive and FolkArt® Stencil1® stencils to paint on the nautical ropes with a metallic gold paint. Finally, I stenciled on the star and anchor with the FolkArt® Stencil Crème.
Note: There is a thin layer of wax over the Stencil Crèmes. Take that off before using the crèmes! Then just use a stencil brush to apply. It can take up to 10 days to fully dry depending on how thick you apply it.
After it was totally dry, I painted on a sealant since it will be having drinks and plates set on it. I love the intricate details the stencils provide!
Maybe someone will bring me breakfast in bed now that we have a tray for it. A girl can dream, right? 😉
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