Spring Break is over, boo hoo. I don’t feel like I even got a break. Why not? Because my dear husband volunteered to paint my mom’s house and even though I only spent 4 days over there during break I feel like I had zero time for myself for the entire holiday. Well, until today when I finally got to finish my stencil project.
Mom selected a dark pinkish red for her master bedroom, and it is a much bolder look than I would have expected from her. My mom is in Florida for the winter so she hasn’t even seen it yet. I jokingly told her that she wasn’t allowed to call it her bedroom – it is now the boudoir.
I used Harrington font and created the border from a variety of basic shapes that I skewed and welded together. Next I traced the chandelier from a free image and voila!
- Wood plaque
- Vinyl for stencil
- Standard blade
- Transfer tape
- Paint (I used white, cream, and gold)
- Spritzer (I used raspberry)
- Copic Marker
- Matte top coat
Settings for vinyl (Maxx Air):
- f = 28
- v = 300
- p = 1
- Create your design in your favorite software
- Cut the vinyl and weed the waste
- Use transfer tape to pick up the design and transfer to the wood plaque
- Use a squeegee to adhere the vinyl to the wood, remove the transfer tape
- Paint as desired
- Remove stencil vinyl
- Fill in with color or simply cover with the Matte coating
The copic marker spreads by just touching the wood and fills in the color. The painted area keeps it locked in. I coated the entire plaque with matte coating.
I’m going to mount it over the bedroom door before she gets home from Florida – tee hee hee. lol