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Weekend DIY Project: Stenciled Canvas Wall Art

Create custom wall art using stencils from Cutting Edge Stencils like this Birch Forest stenciled canvas.

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Happy Friday, my DIY decorators!   Cutting Edge Stencils recently came across this saying on Pinterest, The Earth Without Art is Just “eh.”The Earth without art is just 'eh' saying.

Aside from the cute chuckle we got from reading it, we also had a bit of an aha moment.  We’re huge art lovers and we can’t imagine what our world would look like without it.  In fact the only thing we love more than art, is stenciled wall art!  Why, might you ask? Because stenciling a piece of wall art is not only a great way to creatively enhance your space but it’s also an easy project especially for a first time stencilers.  Today, we’re going to share four of our favorite stencils  to use when stenciling a piece of canvas art.  Let’s take a look…

Create custom wall art using stencils from Cutting Edge Stencils like this Birch Forest stenciled canvas.

Magnolia Vines Stencil:

Have you ever thought about getting a group of your girlfriends together for a craft night? Sounds like fun, right?  First up on your list of projects could be stenciled wall art!  This is exactly what Jessica, the crafty blogger behind The Lovely Side, did with a group of her girlfriends.  The girls spread drop cloths across the living room floor and then they painted mounted canvases using acrylic paints and stencils like our Magnolia Vines Stencil.  We think it’s a CRAFT-tastic idea!

Stenciled Wall art using the Magnolia Vines Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils.

Zinnia Grande Stencil:

This simple flower pattern is a great choice for beginners because it’s fun, easy, and looks great in all types of spaces from living rooms to little girl’s rooms.  The project on the left was stenciled by one of our creative fans, Deanna.  To get a similar look, try stenciling the Zinnia Grande pattern in various shades of pink like Benjamin Moore’s italiano rose 2087-30, autumn red 2087-40, and watermelon red 2087-20.  We love how this funky design looks in her living room!

The project on the right was painted by stencil queen Kimbo, the blogger behind Girl and Glue Gun.  You might remember her Houndstooth lamp shade we featured not too long ago. Well she created this lovely Zinnia Grande stenciled wall art for her daughter’s room.  First she painted the canvas baby pink by Americano and then she applied DecoArt Dimensional Paste.  She applied the paste as if she were frosting a cake, and let it dry.  Kimbo says, “So pretty. So interesting. I want to make a bazillion of them.”  We couldn’t agree more!

Stenciled wall art ideas that use the Zinnia Grande Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils.

Birch Forest Stencil:

Now here’s a great stencil that can serve a duel purpose, just like it did for Liz, the crafty DIYer behind the blog Smart Girls DIY.  She used this stencil to create a custom canvas wall art for her dining room.  First she coated the canvas with a metallic paint color and then she painted the Birch Forest Stencil in an eye-catching teal.  It’s teal-rific, don’t you think?  Once she got the knack for stenciling, she painted a focal wall in her living room!

Use the Birch Forest Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils to create custom DIY wall art!

Moroccan Dream Stencil

Are you looking to add lots of color with your stenciled canvas art?  Then you’re going to like our next project. Meet Beth, the decorating enthusiast behind the blog Home Stories AtoZ. She was asked to help makeover the Nicholas House, a homeless shelter for families in Atlanta.  Since 35 of the 50 residents in the home are children, she wanted to create a dining room that screamed fun, happy, yummy, family, and smiles.  Beth originally thought she would stencil the whole wall, but quickly realized the project time frame didn’t allow for it.  She did the next best thing and stenciled a colorful canvas using our Moroccan Dream stencil.   Beth definitely achieved the bright and cheery look she was going after.  The space looks gorgeous!

Use the Moroccan Dream stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils to create custom diy wall art.

Which stencil would you use to create a custom piece of wall art? We’d love to read your thoughts in the comments below.

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Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew

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