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Good morning, my handy dandy crafters!? We are feeling craft-tastic today at Cutting Edge Stencils.? Do you remember our stenciled tray post where we shared these lovely beauts? floral standard pillowcases Gorgeous, right?? Be...

Good morning, my handy dandy crafters!? We are feeling craft-tastic today at Cutting Edge Stencils.? Do you remember our stenciled tray post where we shared these lovely beauts?

floral standard pillowcases

Gorgeous, right?? Before you say anything, we have more stenciled tray projects that we’;ve spotted around the blogosphere…;

Chaneeaccent pillow case baby canvas nursery, from {me}longings studio, stenciled this wooden tray at the bottom of her bar cart using our Casablanca pattern.? She first spotted this 1950s metal, wood and glass rolling bar cart for $20 at a local Habitat ReStore.? She decided to paint the wooden tray on the bottom of the cart in Benjamin Moore’;s French Canvas and then she stenciled the Moroccan pattern in Davenport Tan? to get the perfect look!

We also spotted these knockouts on Pinterest.? April had a set of boring wooden trays.? She decided to give them a stylish makeover by painting them black and then adding our Brocade No.1 Stencil in white. We love them!

Now we’;ve shared some gorgeous stenciled tray ideas, but we’;ve never told you exactly how to complete this project.? We wouldn’;t want to earn a bad rap for tempting you with all this eye-candy so today we’;re delivering the step-by-step on a stenciled platter!

1. Gather Materials: Start the stencil project by gathering all of the materials listed above.

2. Prepare the Surface: Inexpensive wooden trays have been spotted at Target for $2.50.? Most trays like the one found at Target will already have a finish on it.? In order to paint and stencil it, you will need to remove the existing finish on the tray.? Use a medium-grit sanding pad to sand the tray.? This will allow the new paint to adhere.? Then apply a coat of primer to the tray and allow it to dry for two hours.

3.? Paint the Tray:?Next you’;re going to apply your paint color to the tray with a brush. You may need two coats of paint, depending on the color you select.? If you find a rough spot while you’;re painting, be sure to sand it down and wipe away the debris.? Let each coat of paint dry for four hours.

4. Secure The Stencil: Position the stencil design on the tray. Measure the placement of the stencil to ensure the pattern is centered. Then you can secure the stencil in place using painter’;s tape.

5. Start Stenciling: Pour your craft paint onto a plate or paint tray.? Then using your stencil brush, dip it into the paint. Blot off the excess paint onto your folded paper towel until the brush looks almost dry.? The key to stenciling is using as little paint as possible.? Too much paint will cause the design to bleed and smudge.? Next you will paint the design onto the tray with the stencil brush using a dry brush (stippling) technique.? Stippling is when you tap the brush repeatedly over the stencil opening.

6. Edges:? If you’;re using a design that will run up to the edges of the tray, bend your stencil at the edge and hold it in place while stippling. Once you remove the stencil, use a small paint brush to fill in any unpainted sections of the stencil pattern. Let the paint dry for four hours prior to applying a protective finish.

7. Apply a protective finish (like Miniwax Fast Drying Polyurethane) to the entire surface of the tray with a brush and then let it dry for two hours.

Step back and admire your gorgeous stenciled wooden tray!

Haven’;t had enough stenciling fun:

Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew

Good morning, my stenciling friends!? Arranging and decorating a small room can be a challenge.? Just because you’re short on space doesn’t mean you have to skimp on style.? If you’re feeling overwhelmed with your decorating challenge then? Cutting Edge Stencils is here to help.? We have a tiny yet beautiful stenciled space to help inspire.? Let’s take a look… you care more about the atmosphere or the food, picking the right restaurant for Valentine's Day dinner can be a stressful task.

For the top of the carton, you get this look by layering a variety of coordinating fabrics and papers that each feel hand created. ?First hot-glued the Printed Canvas Tile piece to the lid. ?Then use the Canvas Fringe and lace ribbon to glue across the center of the carton. Next, cut out the “spring has sprung” tag from the Spring Sayings on Ivory paper into a flag shape and glued it to a piece of Kraft & White Mini Dot paper (cut it into a flag shape.) Line the tag with Bakers Twine. ?Cut out the rabbit from the Spring Garden paper. The paper flower was made from Spring Flowers Reverse on Ivory paper. Tuck the rabbit under the ribbon and glued on the rest of the elements, adding some felt flowers and a wooden button.For the inside of the carton hot-glue the Printed Canvas Tile piece to the inside of the lid, then use a piece of Canvas Fringe to glue across the center. Next fussy cut and glued the cute rabbits from the Spring Garden Paper and added a piece of fringe canvas with some wooden buttons.For the inside containers you can add whatever you wish, use paper doilies as liners for the felt and paper flowers. Cut these out with a Sizzix Bigz Flower 3d and Flower Layers #2 Dies. If you don’t own a Sizzix, there are several floral templates online or you can use the many Burlap Flowers that Canvas Corp has to offer, then hand-painted craft paper eggs and glued on alphabet letters. To make the handmade eggs, you can decoupage tissue, paper or paint paper mache, plastic or wooden eggs. ?The paper gives the eggs a very vintage look, especially with kraft or vintage color papers. ?You can tint them with Glimmer Mist in tans or browns to make them look even more vintage. ?You can also add rub-ons, stickers or die cut shapes onto the vintage eggs.

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