Play Around with Stencils And Stains

Hey everyone! It’s Marieza from Home with Marieza. I can’t wait to show you how to Play Around with Stencils And Stains! Let me show you what I made!

Play Around with Stencils And Stains Play Around with Stencils And Stains

Stencil project 1

Material list

How To:
Step 1: Stain and clear coat

Firstly, I found this 12 x 16-inch unfinished wooden tray, I then used No pain Gel Stain in American Honey to stain the sides of the tray. Once the stain was dry, I sealed it with a Clear Coat Sealer in a flat finish. I then carefully taped off the sides to protect the stain.

Applying wood stain to the edge of a wooden tray

Step 2: Time to paint and seal!

Secondly, I used Chalk Mineral Paint Dried Sage to paint the tray’s entire flat surface or base. I then used the Sonoma Art tile stencil and painted it with the Silk Mineral Paint Cactus.

Play Around with Stencils And Stains

After the paint was completely dry, I made a few touch-ups and sealed it with a Clear Coat Sealer.

Stenciled tray

Stencil Project 2

Material List:

Dixie Belle Paint colors

Step 1: Paint!

Firstly, I painted the whole box, inside and out, with Silk Mineral Paint in the color Tide Pool.

Painting a wooden box with a light sea-green color

Step 2: Stencils

My next step is to take the dragonfly section from the Enchanted Garden Stencil and use tape to hold it down. I then stenciled in the surrounding area with the Silk Mineral Paint in Morning Sunrise. As a base color, I painted the whole dragonfly with Palmetto and then used Mint Julep to give the wings more dimension and color variation. I also dabbled with a bit of Nautical and Gemstone Mouse in the color Garnet for the tiniest bit of shimmer. Gemstone Mousse is a fluffy metallic paint but it is no longer sold on the Dixie Belle website, check with your local retailer to see if they have any in stock!

Stencilling a dragonfly

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Play Around with Stencils And Stains


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  1. cynthia baxley's avatar cynthia baxley says:

    Oh my goodness! I’m Loving American Honey color! Actually I LOVE LOVE them ALL!!!!

    1. Dixie Belle Paint Company's avatar Dixie Belle Paint Company says:

      I am so glad you love them all!

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