Tuesday, March 11, 2014

DIY Stenciled Coasters


I've been on the look-out for projects I can make with my Silhouette Cameo. I wanted to try my hand at stenciling so I decided to make stenciled cork coasters.

I found a set of 6 cork coasters at Hobby Lobby. I cut several stencil designs out of cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo. I was really wanting to make a couple that said "drink" and "hello."


Once the stencil designs were cut, I used my favorite aqua and yellow acrylic paints from Michael's. I placed the stencil on the coasters and used a sponge brush to dab the paint. And.... FAIL! The paint bled through small type. Maybe adhesive-backed vinyl would have worked better for the smaller stencils.

 I tried one more time with the "hello" stencil with the same result so I decided to skip the smaller stencils and stick with the larger bird and heart.



These turned out really well! I just can't get over how gorgeous the blue is. Even though part of the project was a failure I'm happy with the coasters I ended up with.




Linking up with:


Crafty Allie

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24 comments:

  1. I love the bird! It's so pretty and sharp looking.

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    1. Thanks! I love them even though the word ones didn't turn out. I can always try again!

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  2. So fun! Love these and I love the colors that you used!

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    1. Thanks! They're definitely my favorite!

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  4. Cheryl,

    Those are so cute! I love the colors and the bold graphic pattern!

    Happy, happy day to you friend!
    karianne

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  5. Cheryl-That silhouette product is so cool. I will have to give it a try. As always, another awesome home decor project.

    Janeane
    www.designwithj9.wordpress.com

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    1. It really is an amazing machine. I need to take a week off work just to play with it!!

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  6. how adorable!!! i love how they turned out. i just read a tip to first use mod podge when stenciling so your paint doesn't bleed through. this might not be applicable to your craft today, but it's a good tip nonetheless!

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    1. That's a good one! I'm going to try it

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    1. Thanks!! There are so many options with this project.

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  8. These turned out great! I have such a hard time with stencils. Do you tape them down before painting over?

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    1. I didn't. That probably would have helped.

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  9. Such a cute and easy project! Visiting from @DearCreatives stop by anytime & your welcome to share at my weekly parties if you like.Theresa

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    1. Thank you, Theresa! And thank you for stopping by! I will be sure to join in the parties.

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  10. You totally need to move next door to me! But we would get nothing done except crafts and styling our closets! These will be perfect for our pool area out back! I think my daughter and I are going to add these to our summer craft list! Thanks for linking up friend! susan

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  11. Awe, so much fun and I love how they turned out, beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this on Worthwhile Wednesdays!
    ~Allie @ http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/

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  12. These coasters are SO fun! LOVE the bird!!! What an easy project- great tutorial! Pinned to make with my daughter soon (: xo

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    1. Yay! I hope y'all have a blast making them!!

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