Monday, February 23, 2015

Circles Stencil Wall Art with Vanessa Spencer

Circles Wall Art

I’ve got a number of project ideas swirling around in my head for these cool Traci Bautista stencils… I thought for this blog post I would do some quick and easy stenciling with spray inks and frame the finished pieces.

All you need to do is create these easy stenciled backgrounds on white cardstock and then frame them in simple, classic white frames. I added a simple word onto each piece but even without the stickers these patterns look really cool just framed and displayed on a shelf or hung on the wall.

I love the rich, vibrant tones of the Tim Holtz Adirondack spray inks so I paired my two favorite colors, Purple Twilight and Stream with one of my new favorite Stencils, Circles Circles by Traci Bautista.

·      Supplies:
       Stencils Circles Circles
·      White Cardstock
·      Spray Inks (Adirondack Purple Twilight and Stream)
·      Tray
·      Paper towels
·      Paper trimmer
·      Word Stickers
·      Frames
·      White Spray-paint

Stenciling with spray inks tends to get a bit messy, so I like to use an old baking tray and also cover the surrounding surface with some excess white cardstock and paper towels.

Lay the stencil down flat on the white cardstock. Spray the first color in random areas.

Then spray the second color over the rest of the white areas. Try not to spray too much; otherwise the color will bleed under the stencil.

Peel the stencil off.

Then let the pieces of cardstock dry.

I used some thrift store frames and decided to spray paint them white. I didn’t keep the glass from the frames. I think these pieces look much better with no glass in the frames.

Insert the cut pieces of stenciled paper into each frame. Attach a simple word sticker to each piece, adding it to one of the darker colored areas so that it really pops.

Display your framed stenciled pieces on the wall or on a favorite shelf at home.

Vanessa Spencer is a mixed-media artist and crafter and lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her daughter Izzy and son Brin. You can learn more about Vanessa by visiting her blog HERE and you can email her HERE

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  1. Such a great way to create inky goodness for the walls!

  2. Such a great way to create inky goodness for the walls!

  3. Beautiful idea! One suggestion from experience. If not using glass you might want to spray these with a sealer so they can be cleaned and so that there can be no water damage done to them. Nice work.......

  4. With simple wall stencils decorating is fun, inexpensive and easy!


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