Last weekend I went to my Mom’s to finally get a project done for her that she’d been wanting done for awhile. I’m a terrible procrastinator I’m afraid, and my Mom has to wait on me to get around to her projects.
In the entryway of my parents home there is a long wall right beside the front door. Mom wanted a verse or saying stenciled on the wall. She decided on the last line of a song ‘Our Prayer will always be may you go with God’ I cut the words out using my silhouette machine.
Instead of using expensive stencil material I just used regular 8 1/2 by 11 cardstock that I had on hand and then taped the pieces together to form an evenly spaced, straight sentence. I have found that cardstock works great to create stencils with my silhouette if I’m not going to be using the stencil more than a few times. This one was only getting used once so card stock was a perfect option. My Dad helped me get it straight and even across the top so I could just tape it to the wall with the straight edge of the paper against the ceiling. I greatly appreciated his Engineer’s mind
Stencil taped to the wall. I used Frog Tape to hold the stencil in place. I don’t use any other painter’s tape since I discovered this stuff.
I used a small, foam, stencil brush and used the ‘pouncing’ method to paint the stencil. The paint is Basics value acrylic paint by Liquitex in a dark grey. I love these paints so much!
All done. You can see here that some of the pieces of the stencil are coming away from the wall. I taped most of the pieces down but some I just held in place with one hand while I painted with the other. I took my time and it was worth it!
After the painting was done we decided the top of the cupboard needed some Spring-y decor so we added Mom’s collection of glass juicers and a few faux flowers. I love the colors of the juicers – they look like the colors of Easter eggs.
Mom has a couple other spots in her house she wants some stenciled word art. I need to get the stencils made for those so we can get them done too. I’m pretty happy with how this one turned out.
We did consider adding music notes to either end of the words since this is a song. I told Mom to live with it a few days and see if she wanted the notes added or not. What do you think? Would you add the music notes or leave it as it is?
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