Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Four Cork Placemats Simply Transformed with Stencils



Hello! It's Carol and I decided to stop managing the team for a couple hours and make a craft -- something pretty to eat lunch on when I'm working from home :)

Plus, I was in Ikea and found plain cork placemats and thought, "I can put a stencil on that!"


Color me pleased because I centered it then measured and it was centered.

I used the large stencil from Mary Beth Shaw's Private collection 16.3 for StencilClub.


Not much layering here except on the birds. Just made 'em opposite colors and on 's beak a bit more open (chatty!).


I think this would be a fun project to do with the kiddos if you've got 'em!

Doing the same thing is boring so I made 4 different placemats I can use to suit my... oh wait, there's elk outside my window... mood.

Let's paint some flowers the elk cannot eat!

I used the small stencil from Jennifer Evans' Seredipity Florals for StencilClub.



Tip: Don't fuss too much and it will look like a lovely little organic garden :)


How about an abstract placemat?


Just like the flowered one: Flip, align, add paint.

I used the large stencil from Mary Beth's 15.5 set for StencilClub and then I realized it...


Enter bonus stencil from August 2017 StencilClub.


Now I am hungry.

And I wonder if I gesso first will I like the results better? (I don;t think it mattered.)


Yup! You could keep making words but seriously folks, fun break-time was over for me.


I like the one with the partridges the best, particularly if I was going to make sets of placemats as a gift.

The flower one was pretty zen to paint. 

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Need a new favorite stencil?

I gotta say, I am quite enamored with Gwen Lafleur's Art Deco Alphabet stencil. I know that is going to become one of my faves fast.


Let's just stencil through dinner, eh?

4 comments:

  1. Carol, how fun this is. Yes, great with kids but also fun maybe for seniors who want to make stuff for grand and great grand kids

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  2. Cool project! They would make great personal gifts.

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  3. Carol I love this idea! So fun!

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