September 6, 2012

I Won a Cutting Edge Stencil Giveaway !

Kate over at the fantastic blog DomestiKatedLife was having a giveaway from Cutting Edge Stencils.

I had read quite a bit about these stencils on some blogs and was thrilled when I won!

I chose the following stencil - Weeping Cherry Branches.

Has anyone used these stencils? Any tips?

5 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

You picked out a really neat stencil! The only stenciling I've ever done was 20 years ago, so I'll let someone more familiar give tips:@) Congrats on your win!

the cape on the corner said...

good for you! can't wait to see what you do!

Kristie Franklin said...

Carmie,

CONGRATULATIONS, I see balloons falling from the ceiling and confetti everywhere! HAH

I use stencils quite often. My experience has been mostly with using them on fabrics such as pillowcases and table runners. While I've never stenciled onto a wall, my guess is it isn't much different. The most important advice I can give you is to make sure the stencil is centered exactly where you want it and to use a good quality paint. I have a set of stencil brushes in different sizes and the key is to dip your brush into the paint and blot off all the excess and to dab the stencil with your brush in a straight up and down motion. Don't use your brush in a sideways motion. Also, it is better if you don't apply a lot of paint onto your stencil brush at one time. It is better to add paint a little at a time blotting your brush each time before you
dab onto the wall. If you over saturate your brush, it will seep beneath your stencil and onto the wall. I hope this helps you. If you need any other info just let me know. :)

It is a gorgeous stencil...I love it!

Miss Kitty said...

Congratulations, Carmie! That is a beautiful stencil that you chose. You could just change colors and make it seasonal for whatever project you use it for. Can't wait to see what you transform with it.

Kathy said...

Congrations!! You picked a very pretty stencil.

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