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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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?