STEN­CIL STYLE

Do It Yourself - - MAKE IT -

A sten­ciled pat­tern adds pops of per­son­al­ity to a lack­lus­ter rug, above. Pur­chase a sten­cil from a crafts store, or cre­ate your own us­ing graph pa­per and an ac­etate sten­cil sheet. Sketch your de­sign on the graph pa­per and lay it on the sten­cil sheet, then tape both to a cut­ting mat. Care­fully cut out the de­sign us­ing a crafts knife. Be­fore you reach for paint, tape off sec­tions of the rug to plan the over­all pat­tern and place­ment of your sten­cils. Start­ing at one corner, at­tach your sten­cil to the rug with tape. Dab on chalk-fin­ish paint (A) with a dis­pos­able sponge pouncer and care­fully re­move the sten­cil. Clean paint from sten­cil and re­peat un­til de­sign is com­plete.

A WE USED AN­NIE SLOAN CHALK PAINT IN FIVE COL­ORS (BLUES AND GREENS) TO ACHIEVE OURDE­SIGN.

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