Hey friends! When Stencil Revolution contacted me and offered me a chance to try out some of their stencils, I jumped at the chance! Stencil Revolution has a wide variety of stencils to fit any decor. And the best part? They can make the same stencil pattern in several different sizes, so you’re sure to get the right sized stencil for the project you have in mind!
These are the three stencils I decided to try out: the American flag, Kitchen Open 24 Hours, and Farm Fresh Eggs. They measure 12″ X 18″ for the two on the left and 18″ x 12″ for the one on the right. They are made with sturdy mylar – not flimsy whatsoever like a lot of stencils I’ve worked with in the past.
I used 3/8″ plywood board for my signs. I had my hubby cut it into 19″ x 13″ for the Fresh Eggs stencil, 8″ x 20″ for the Kitchen stencil, and 20″ x 18″ for the American flag stencil.
I painted the board for the Fresh Eggs sign with FolkArt Chalk Paint in Sheepskin and the other two boards with FolkArt Chalk Paint in White Adirondack.
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Once the paint was completely dry, I positioned and taped down the stencils using painter’s tape. You probably noticed that I taped on the inside of the Fresh Eggs stencil. That’s because I decided I wanted to paint a border on it. Initially I was going to make the border by taping it off with painter’s tape, but then I noticed the way the stencil laid on the board made a nice border in of itself, so I decided to go that route instead.
I used FolkArt Chalk Paint in Rich Black to stencil the Fresh Eggs and Kitchen sign. I used a round foam brush (I call them “pouncers”) to pat a light coat of paint onto the stencils. I try to keep the paint light on the foam brush in order to keep the paint from bleeding through underneath the stencils. I used a regular paint brush to paint the outside edges of the Fresh Eggs sign.
For the American flag, I used Americana Decor Chalk Paint in Relic, Carbon, and Yesteryear. I painted the stars and surrounding border using Relic, then painted each stripe using Carbon, Relic and Yesteryear in succession from top to bottom.
All painted up, now just have to wait for them to dry to see the results!
Once the paint was completely dry, I removed the stencils and this was the result! I could have finished them off with a coat of clear wax, put I decided to take it a step further and distress them and use antiquing wax to give them a more vintage look.
First I sanded the signs using 100 grit around the edges and 200 grit everywhere else. Then I applied FolkArt Clear Wax to the signs with a wax brush and let them dry thoroughly. I always use clear wax before the antiquing wax when I don’t want a really heavy aged paint look. Once the clear wax was completely dry, I applied FolkArt Antiquing Wax with a wax brush, working in sections by applying the wax and then immediately wiping it off with a soft cloth until I got the look I wanted.
I’m super happy with the results! Overall I’m very impressed with my stencils from Stencil Revolution – they were easy to use and achieve beautiful results!
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial using stencils from Stencil Revolution. I highly recommend them and I hope you’ll give them a try!
I was not paid to write this post and the opinions in this post are my own. Stencil Revolution provided me the stencils I used for this project.