Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Field Desk UpCycle

Good morning!

It's Jane Bellante here- excited to be back with another stenciling tutorial!

I recently took Mary Beth Shaws class called "Living Mixed Media" here in Wisconsin at Shake Rag Alley.  It was such a great experience (and class!!) and the town was filled with galleries and studios.  Truly an artists dream! 

While there, I visited an antique store and found a vintage field desk for ONLY $20!!! I knew that this would be my next project for StencilGirl- I mean, it was a blank canvas just waiting for some stenciling.

I really love Jennifer Evans' 12 x 24 stencil "Daisy Wildflowers". I've used it in many ways, but being that this is a field desk, I thought it was perfect for my project.

I used some chalk style paint, some fiber paste, some metallic paste and some decor waxes to create a bright and pretty cover for my field desk. Now I just have to figure out what supplies to put in there!

You can watch the full step-by-step tutorial right here,  I hope you enjoy it!!

Supply list:

Daisy Wildflowers stencil by Jennifer Evans 
Paint Pixie Magical Chaulk Paints in Marshmallow and Violet Lemonade
Paint Pixie Forcefield Sealer
ReDesign by Prima Stencil Fiber Paste
ArtsSyVille Embellishments Metallic Paste
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Metallique Wax - Rich Copper
Tim Holtz for Ranger flash card "Inspire"

Leave me a little note below and let me know what you think!

You can find me at janebellanteart.com and @janebellanteart on all social media channels.

Thanks for being here!



  1. Jane, it’s awesome! Love the colors!!

  2. That’s a fantastic find. I love the stencil and the colors you chose.

  3. Love it Jane, first time I have seen the paste applied, great effect


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