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Stenciled Kitchen Border
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Stenciled Kitchen Border: an Easy Kitchen Makeover to Suit Every Style! We at The Artful Stencil were thrilled to have been approached in recent months by Kelly Fenley, the author of the Home & Garden section of our local newspaper, The Register Guard, requesting an interview about our business and

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How to Stencil Artwork!
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Easy stenciled artwork! A happy customer, Karen G., wrote in a few years ago to say “I’m awestruck — your stencils are artwork!” and her lovely comment inspired today’s project: How to Stencil Artwork. Our artist, Joni Prittie, truly has designed works of art. We picked out some favorite stencils

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How to Stencil Gift Tags!
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Easy DIY gift tags for Christmas, birthdays, etc! Today’s gift tag project pairs nicely with our last project featuring stenciled gift wrap. Stenciling gift tags is very easy and yields beautiful, Pinterest/Instagram-worthy results! We created a motif stencil especially for today’s project: Christmas Gift Tag Motif 1 Stencil (only $14.95!). The

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How to Stencil Gift Wrap!
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Today’s topic is a lot of fun! Inspired by beautiful Pinterest photos of craft paper gift wrap decorated with stamps, we set out to get the same look using our stencils. If we do say so ourselves, we’ve achieved even better results than the stamped projects we saw online! Stenciling

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New Collection! | Art Nouveau Stencils

The Stencil Collection Our Art Nouveau 1 stencil image measures 6.5″ x 5″. A stylized flower that makes a statement! This design is shown off nicely on the blank canvas of a silky white throw pillow.   This Border 1 stencil image measures 17.3″ x 6.3″ and coordinates perfectly. Create a border just

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How to Redecorate a Nightstand
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Today’s topic is a lot of fun! We all have furniture that has seen better days. We become blind to the chipped or peeling paint, grime, and outdated hardware. To keep or not to keep? Refurbish or throw away? We are of the mindset that if it’s an heirloom, has

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How to Stencil a Card
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We love today’s topic! Stenciling cards is a relaxing pastime, and yields professional results. Too often, store-bought cards are read once, placed in a drawer, and forgotten. Store-bought cards can lack meaning and a personal touch. Making cards at home has gained popularity in recent years, and for good reason!

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Animal Stencils | Stencil Dogs & Paws!

It’s spring, and during times when the sun peeks out between Oregon clouds, my heart begins to sing … and I want to get creative. I am fortunate to enjoy my many pets. I have two dogs, two cats, an assortment of chickens and a lone duck that decided to

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Stenciling Your Way to Happiness & Better Health

Everyone deals with stress. Its harsh distractions can make it difficult to concentrate on the positive moments as well as the important ones. However, studies have found that engaging in creative activities can help! For those of us who may not feel like artists, there is a simple solution that

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How To Make A Rosebud Heart Wreath Keepsake

t can be quite a challenge to find the perfect gift for Mom on Mother’s Day. It’s nice to buy a gift, but why not go the extra mile and give her something special! There is no better way to show Mom how much you care than with handmade gift. Our

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How To Make A Lace Heart Wall Pocket

Show your love for that someone special with this delicate Lace Heart wall pocket. Both easy and fun to make, this is a perfect Valentine’s Day gift or just a special way of letting a loved one know how much you appreciate them! This heart shaped pocket is decorated with

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How To Make A Stenciled Scottie Dog Tote

We love our dogs! And there is nothing better than taking your Scottish Terrier out on the town with his or her own little bag. This handy tote is not only useful, but lots of fun. Did you know that the Scottie was initially one of the five highland breeds of

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How To Make Fruit Stencil Pillow Shams & Pillow Covers

These stenciled pillow covers showcase a modern twist on a traditional design. Here we took two different fruit stencil designs, (a positive stencil as seen with the ‘cherry stencil’ and a negative stencil as seen with the ‘lemon, strawberry, raspberry, and pear stencils’) to show the versatile looks that can be created simply

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Stenciling Basics – Stenciling Best Practices

Steps to First-Class Stenciling It’s All In The Preparation Begin with a clean surface. If you are stenciling on fabric, it is best to prewash and iron flat. Pre-washing the fabric removes any fabric coating. Always follow the paint manufacturer’s instructions. For a project such as floor cloths or items that

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