make me pretty – stickers as stencilsOctober 21, 2011
So I learned a new trick. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before but it took a TV show to tell me about it. Instead of using plastic stencil sheets use stickers! Or even wall decals. You put it on, paint over it and peel it off and your done. I decided to keep the wood grain under my sticker but you could paint one color, put on the sticker and then paint over another color.
Here is my table before:
I put a sticker on the table top and shelf. Marshall’s has a great selection of cheap craft supplies lately, too, by the way. Lots of stickers, stamps, and some Martha Stewart stuff.
I painted my table a pale green and then took off the stickers. I lightly distressed the edges and then covered the whole thing with a layer of stain. Here she is:
Make sure you rub your sticker on really good. I thought I had but a little bit of the paint still got underneath.