Paint your entire canvas the color of your choice. I mixed two colors of green (leaf green, citron) in order to get the more textured color of green that I was looking for. Allow the canvas to dry completely before proceeding to step two.
Place the stencil over the painted canvas in the area that you want the first row of the graphic to appear. Tape the stencil into place so that it doesn’t shift when you start to paint. Now, apply a VERY small amount of stencil paint to the tip of your brush. With stencil paint, a little goes a long way. I highly recommend using stencil paint, otherwise you increase the chance that your paint will smear/run. Paint over the entire stencil with the stencil paint.
Lift the stencil slightly as you go to be sure that you are filling all the areas completely.
Once you finish painting in the first row of your stencil, lift up the stencil and line it up again directly above your first row, and then repeat step two for this second row of graphic.
When you finish the second row you may notice some extra space on your canvas where there isn’t enough room for another entire row of stencil/graphic. I chose to paint in another row of stencil going over the edge (see picture below). I liked the look of the graphic going over the edge, but that is completely up to your preference.
Thanks so much for sharing this awesome project with us today Ashley! Make sure to check out all her great ideas at Little Miss Momma.
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