Carolyn's Tips

 when your ten month old grand baby suddenly becomes mobile and heads for the wine bottles, pulling them onto the tiles....  you have to think QUICK!"
I quickly slip slapped DecoArt Burnt Umber and Deep Burgundy onto some MDF - wanting a contrast to the dark wood of the cabinet
I found a large doily patterned stencil in my stash of stencils.
Rather than use the whole pattern I offset if for some interest.
I used a stencil brush with some Aged Bronze Matt Metallic paint and had the job done in less than half an hour.
As a temporary solution it's worked a treat.
Stenciling  is a quick and easy way to add some contrast to a background whether it be furniture, journals or paintings.
It has gained momentum with the trend in mixed media but has been around for a very long time dating back to Egyptian and Roman times.
Commercial stencils are relatively inexpensive and easy to find these days and for the very adventurous you can design and cut your own using one of the crafter's cuttings machines on the market.

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