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Stenciled Kitchen Border
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  Article published on April 20, 2018, written by Rachel Gillett Stenciled Kitchen Border: an Easy Kitchen Makeover to Suit Every Style! Join us today as we create a Stenciled Kitchen Border! We at The Artful Stencil were thrilled to have been approached in recent months by Kelly Fenley, the

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Stenciled Thanksgiving Board Centerpiece

Stenciled Thanksgiving Board Centerpiece
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  Published on November 14, 2017, and written by Rachel Gillett A Stenciled Thanksgiving Board Centerpiece to Enjoy! Join us as we create a stenciled Thanksgiving board centerpiece. Today’s project is inspired by Thanksgiving. It’s a time to give thanks for all we have been blessed with. The cornucopia is

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Easy Stenciled Artwork!
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  Article published on October 27, 2017, and written by Rachel Gillett Easy stenciled artwork! Join us as we create 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. Local

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How to stencil gift tags

How to Stencil Gift Tags!
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  “How to Stencil Gift Tags” published on October 14, 2017, and written by Rachel Gillett Easy gift tags for Christmas gifts and more! Join us as we teach you how to stencil gift tags for Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, and more! Today’s gift tag project pairs nicely with our

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How to stencil gift wrap

How to Stencil Gift Wrap!
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“How to Stencil Gift Wrap” published on September 28, 2017, and written by Rachel Gillett. Learn how to stencil gift wrap, it’s fast and easy! We were inspired by beautiful Pinterest photos of craft paper gift wrap decorated with stamps. So, we set out to get the same look using

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Art Nouveau stencil collection - the artful stencil

Art Nouveau Stencil Collection | New!

The Art Nouveau Stencil Collection First up in our Art Nouveau Stencil Colleciton, a stylized flower design with serpentine features Our Art Nouveau Stencil Collection features our Art Nouveau 1 stencil image, which measures 6.5″ x 5″. A stylized flower that makes a statement! And, it’s reminiscent of a snake

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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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