Amazing Grace Stenciled Sign


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Every month a group of bloggers are challenged by C’mon Get Crafty to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! Everyone is allowed a $10 allowance for necessities to complete their project (i.e. paint brushes, glue, etc), but the bulk of it must be created from their own stash of goodies. This month I decided to make this Amazing Grace Stenciled Sign.

Amazing Grace Stenciled Sign www.thisautoimmunelife.com #stencilrevolution #amazinggrace #stencil

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Amazing Grace Stenciled Sign

Materials:
White craft paint
Gray craft paint
Painters tape
Assorted fabric flowers
Ribbon for hanging
Thanks to Stencil Revolution for the wonderful “Amazing Grace” stencil! Be sure to stop by their site and check out their wide selection of stencils. They are good quality and made of mylar so they are durable and safe. You can even use them to stencil on cakes or cookies! 
The wood square sign was purchased at Joann last year during their after Christmas clearance. I love when they have something like this wood sign on clearance just because it’s labeled “Christmas”! And of course I already had the paint, painters tape and ribbon. My only purchase for this project was the flowers which I bought at Hobby Lobby with my 40% off coupon!
Amazing Grace Stenciled Sign www.thisautoimmunelife.com
Directions:
The first thing to do is paint the inside of the sign white. Leave the frame part natural wood (or paint it the color of your choice). It takes several coats of craft paint to get the coverage needed. Let dry between each coat.
Now I’m going to be completely honest – I’m terrible at stenciling on wood! My first attempt to make this sign was a complete disaster. I just taped the stencil down, loaded my brush with gray paint and went at it. WRONG!!! It bled everywhere! So off to Pinterest I went to get some advice. One suggestion was to use some spray adhesive to adhere the stencil. I tried this on my second attempt but it just left a sticky residue when I removed the stencil. 
So on my last attempt, I taped the stencil down really well and used these tips:  
Before painting, apply a very light coat of mod podge over the letters on the stencil then let dry
Use a makeup sponge to apply paint
Be sure to offload the paint before applying
Use a very light coat and apply twice
These tips seemed to give me the best results. If anyone has some better tips, please leave me a comment!
Then after I got it stenciled, I glued the flowers around the edge. I cut the ribbon to the desired length and knotted the ends. Then I used hot glue to attach the ribbon to the board. Finally finished!
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5 comments on “Amazing Grace Stenciled Sign

  1. I love how this turned out, Roseann! And I love how you used flowers to give dimension to the poignant wording! Beautiful!
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  2. How cute is that? Great job! I need some more of those flowers!

  3. Those stencils from Stencil Revolution are great! I had a chance to work with them a couple months back. I love how your sign turned out and that you mixed paint and silk flowers.

  4. Funny but I tried to paint with a stencil last night too and made a mess. I need to go buy a new bottle of Mod Podge and try your tip. The sign looks great!

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