Join Kerri from Mama Dares for a fun fall DIY using the NEW Chicken Farm Newspaper Mesh stencil! We are so excited to see the way you use this stencil!
Shop What She Used:
- 8.5 x 11 Canvas
- Laminated Burlap
- Plaid Ribbon
- Lambs Ear Stem
- Thumb Tacks
- Plastic Plate
- Hot glue gun
- Floral Wire
Take the Chicken Farm Newspaper Mesh Stencil off of it's backing and lay it on top of the Burlap Sheet. Line up the Mesh Stencil with the Burlap and rub the stencil firmly into the Burlap to make sure it adheres very well.
Take the Foam Dome Brush and dip the tip of it into the Black One Step Paint. You may pick a different color than what Kerri used and you may used an Angled Squeegee if you prefer it over the Foam Dome Brush. Take a plate and dab the Foam Dome Brush on the plate a few times to remove the excess paint and to create an even layer of paint on your brush. Once you have removed the excess paint take the Foam Dome Brush and go over the Chicken Newspaper Mesh Stencil in a tapping motion. Continue this process until you have covered the entire Mesh Stencil in the One Step Paint.
Once the paint is fully dry, peel the Chicken Farm Newspaper Mesh Stencil off of it's backing. Once fully removed, immediately wash with warm water and mild soap or put into a bath of water to soak. Once all of the paint is washed off of the stencil, lay it adhesive side up to air dry.
When you remove your Mesh Stencil you will notice each side of your Burlap sheet has an unpainted section. Take your scissors and cut each side off of your Burlap sheet so that there are no unpainted areas. Once you have cut off the sides, take your finger and move it along the edges so that the Burlap comes undone creating frayed edges to give it a more vintage look. Once you are finished, take the hot glue gun and put a dab of glue on the back of each corner of the Burlap Sheet. To ensure it adheres well you may also add a small thin line of glue along the edges on the back of the Burlap Sheet. Next, place the back of the Burlap Sheet onto your Canvas. Press down to make sure it adheres well to the canvas. Be careful as the Burlap Sheet may be hot due to the hot glue on the back. Once the Burlap Sheet has been placed on the canvas, take the hot glue gun and add a dab of glue to each corner of the front of the Burlap Sheet and add a Thumb tack over the dab of glue.
To create your ribbon separate your Lambs Ear and cut the stems off each piece only leaving maybe two inches of stem. Take a 16in piece of Buffalo Plaid Ribbon and fold so that each end overlaps just a little bit and once both ends have met bunch up that area until the ribbon looks like a bow. Take a piece of floral wire and wrap it around the center of the ribbon to create the bow. Then, take your two pieces of Lambs Ear and place the stems on top of each other with the plant side facing opposite ends. The Lambs Ear should resemble the shape of a bow. Take the Lambs Ear and place it behind the bow. Use the Floral Wire on the bow to connect the Lambs Ear to the bow. To secure all the pieces together put a dab of hot glue on the back of the bow. Place a nail in the top center of the canvas and use the floral wire on the ribbon to hang the Ribbon and Lambs Ear on the canvas. Take a small piece of extra ribbon and fold it in half. On one of the ends cut a dove tail. Once you are done, glue the ribbon onto the back of the canvas with the dove tail facing down.
We hope you enjoy this fun DIY Piece! Make sure to post a picture and tag us! We love to see your creations!
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