Hi everyone! I don't want to forget to tell you that today is my day up on the Fancy Pants Designs Blog the project I created is also done using these stencils, so I hope you will pop over and check it out. I show the steps over there along with a finished shadowbox project using Fancy Pants and Hazel and Ruby. You can see it HERE. The two are teaming up all this week... so there is sure to be fun stuff and lots of inspiration on both blogs!
Here are links to both blogs.
Fancy Pants Designs Blog
Hazel & Ruby Blog
Okay... so here's the deal. I'm pretty much in love with Hazel & Ruby Stencil Masks. lol Seriously.. oh my! Like I said Fancy Pants is doing a swap with them this month so they were kind enough to send me some product. Since I worked on my project for the Fancy Pants blog post and tried out the stencils.. my mind as been reeling on the things they could be used for. ( again... their blog is full of inspiration). I decided to make use of some old jars I had sitting around. This is a simple project that would make fun Christmas gifts. I just used acrylic craft pant and a foam brush. ( put it on light, no completely covering). I lifted the stencil off while the paint was still wet with out any problem. ( stencil was then super easy to wipe off). Once the paint was dry I scuffed it up a bit with a little piece of sand paper. (or even an emery board works).
Without sealing it with something, of course the paint could easily scrape up... so if you want you can spray it with a clear coat sealer. I chose not too.
*** little hint*** if you buy the white tea lights you can paint them with brown paint and while the paint is still wet cover them with Cinnamon. They look rustic.. and smell good.
Some I kept simple and some I dressed up with ribbons and pretties.
It's hard to tell but all the others where done with a bit of a off white paint and the one below with white-white. I wanted to see how each one looked. Really either was fine, what ever your preference is. Some I roughed up a bit more than others also. Just trying out different things to see what I liked best.
This is just one container, I just took photos of all the sides so you could see the Santa and deer :)
Brace yourself, because I'm sure it's not the last you'll see of projects using these stencils. lol When I like something, I really like it.
Okay, sharing a few more photos from my trip. These photos are all North Carolina.
Thanks for stopping by and letting me share.