Cutting Edge Stencils was kind enough to send me the stencil for a new project AND a Paint-A-Pillow Halloween stencil kit along with an additional stencil from their Halloween line!
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I needed to do a sign for a friend’s hen house and they had the perfect stencil. I used pallet wood for the body of the sign and made stencils for the saying on my Cricut Explore. You can see how that was done for another project here.
The stencil I used is named “Dominique Chicken” and its a two-layer stencil.
Cute, right?? This was super easy. The first stencil is the all-white portion–just place it where you want it and stencil in the color. Allow to dry, then on to step two.
The second layer fits exactly over the first color–in this case, the first color was white–tape it in place with painter’s tape and mask off the sections on the head that you want to paint red.
My second color was black so I stenciled that in. After about 10 minutes dry time, I carefully pulled up the tape pieces that I placed over the areas on the head (leaving the stencil taped to the board) and filled in those sections with red paint. Let it sit for a few minutes and carefully remove the stencil.
I used stencils I designed on my Cricut Explore to make the text, put them in place and filled them in with black paint. After completely dry (I waited 24 hours) I sealed the piece front and back with outdoor polyurethane.
Doesn’t’ get much easier than that! This is the final product!
Cutting Edge Stencils also surprised me with another Paint-A-Pillow kit from their New Halloween Design line and a scary faced pumpkin stencil–you can see all of their designs (not just the pillow designs) on their website Cutting Edge Stencils. I just love how they look. There are a lot more designs too. Remember, you can use these stencils over and over on ANY surface that can be painted!
Stenciling is super easy. You should give it a try. I have used stencils on walls, furniture, drop cloth projects. If it can be painted it can be stenciled.
If you would like to purchase a Wicked Chickens sign you can order from The Nested Design Company Shop on Etsy Here.
You can see some examples of projects I have done with stencils in these posts:
The post “Stenciled Fall Decor & Wicked Chickens” was first seen on The Decorated Nest and was written by Karen Ploransky.