Do More Of What Makes You Happy – Wall Decor

Hello arty-crafty Friends!

This is Tanvi ringing in some cheer with an inspiring post for this month’s challenge “Shine your creativity with Stencils”.

Itsy Bitsy has widened its range of designer stencils and made them available in several sizes. Given the versatile designs and range, I can already foresee you all grabbing these, getting creative and becoming busy making cards, home decor items, boxes, bags, cushions, & more….

In the project here, I have built multiple layers and incorporated several unique textures that has resulted into this lovely piece that I cherish.

I started with a piece of scrap wood, which was painted with black & a few streaks of white chalk paints for a shaded look as seen in the image below. Next, I rubbed a candle in random areas of the piece and also applied  1 step crackle medium randomly in separate areas.

Once the crackle medium dried, I created the background using chalk paints (Bubble Gum, Lavender Blush & Snow)

As the top layer dried, cracks appeared & look at how perfect these are. For the distress look I used a metal scale to scrape off the paint.

This was followed by stenciling 2 patterns ( Plumeria & Mandala Extravaganza)

The background is ready!

Next I used Stone Texture paste to stencil this quote on a 4x4inch MDF coaster.

Once it dried, I painted it black. Look at the transformation of the coaster into a solid heavy looking embellishment.

Next, I fussy cut this botanical illustration and decoupaged with Deco Magic – Matte. Placed it towards the lower left of the piece.

I then highlighted the quote with metallic paint – Lime Crush (dry brushing) & glued the coaster on the base using silicon glue.

Finished it with some stamping around the coaster to enhance its character!

The final step was to seal the piece with 2 layers of varnish.

Tadaaaa.. a wall decor piece with a bright floral motif, distressed backdrop and a beautiful thought and my wish for all of you – “Do More of What Makes You Happy”

Supplies used –

Flat BrushStencil Brush

Chalk paints

Crackle Medium

Stencil – plumeria

Stencil – Mandala extravaganza

Stone texture

Stencil – Secret to happiness

4×4 MDF coaster

metallic paint – lime crush


DecoMagic – Matte

silicon glue

I am excited to inform you  that all these products come with a unique QR code!

Point your mobile phone at the QR code on the product & scan them  to take you directly to our YouTube links where you can see how each of these products are used! Check out all our new products for QR codes in the future ( this will be either on the label or on cap of the bottle).

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