This stencil how-to shows you the easy steps to create an adorable piece of custom stenciled canvas art that would be a sweet treat for any new nursery or toddler's room. We've combined a series of stencils from our Lace Stencil Collection in a unique design piece. Featuring lacy bird motifs and large, detailed doily designs and a soft paint color scheme, this easy little stencil project can be easily done in and hour-and enjoyed for years!
Supplies You Will Need for this Stencil Project:
Spray Adhesive (we prefer 3M Super 77 spray adhesive)
Stretched Canvas: 30" x 24"
Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint Custom Color Mixes
Create a custom blue color mix by combining Chalk Paint® in Old White and Louis Blue together at a 1:1 ratio. This will be your lighter blue color mix that you will use to base coat the canvas. For the darker blue stencil color, simply use Louis Blue.
A Note on our Doily Stencil Designs:
Our lace doily stencils are part of our Stencil Impressions series. These uniquely designs stencils feature a 2-part design, including a large silhouette shape and a design detail layer. For this project we are simply using the design detail layer. See this informative Stencil Impressions Techniques booklet for more info and idea for using this type of stencil pattern.
Lay the lace doily stencils on some protective contractor's paper and mist them lightly with Spray Adhesive. Follow our pattern arrangement if you wish to place the stencils randomly on the canvas so that a large portion of eash stencil is hanging off the edge of the canvas.
Randomly place your Sweet Tweets Lace Bird stencils to rest their adorable little feet on the stenciled lace doilies. Again, feel free to follow our design arrangement as shown on the completed canvas project. Use a 1" Stencil Brush to stencil the birds with Chalk Paint® in Pure White. It may take a couple of layers of paint to get complete coverage for the birds. A good trick is to lay all of our bird stencils out and give each one one stenciled coat of paint. Then, go back to the first bird and start over. Chalk Paint® decorative paint dries super fast!
Finish off the outside edge of the wrapped canvas by hot-gluing white lace around the edge.
The final canvas project looks pretty as a picture hanging over a simple oak dresser that has been painted with Chalk Paint® in Pure White. To dress up the top of the dresser and continue the sweet lace them, we stenciled the small Fleur De Lace Stencil in the lighter Louis Blue Chalk Paint® mix, and finished it off with the darker color mix on the drawer handles. Accented with simple, pure white accessories, this makes a lovely, handcrafted space that is both sweet and soothing.