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I have a fun painting project to share with you today that would be perfect for family Christmas photos.
I love the new stencil collection from Jennifer Rizzo, a fellow blogger, because they have a vintage vibe and can be layered to create lots of different looks.
I used DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish Paint in Rouge, which is a gorgeous holiday red. For the stenciled part, I used white craft paint. And I finished the chair with a coat of DecoArt Americana Creme Wax.
A few tips that will help you get sharp lines when stenciling:
- Use a stencil adhesive to hold your stencil in place.
- Use a stencil brush and apply paint in a circular motion. (You can also use a roller.)
- Don’t overload your brush with paint. Stenciling is really dry brushing. Before I touch the brush to my project, I will dab it on my palette first to remove most of the paint.
- Before the paint has dried, carefully remove the stencil to prevent bleeding.
As you can see, I stenciled the chair seat with garland, then added the word Joy to the center using the Christmas Letter Stencil.
I also randomly stenciled leaves and berries on the back of the chair. This is where the stencil adhesive really came in handy.
It held the stencil securely to the chair, leaving my hands free to paint.
I’m really delighted with how this chair turned out. I can imagine it becoming a family keepsake, something we bring out year after year for photos.
I also loved all the Christmas stencils from Jennifer Rizzo.
Give yourself a copy of Creatively Christmas as an early Christmas gift.