My neighbor asked me if I wanted a couple of wood hanging baskets that she wanted to get rid of. Of course I obliged! I took off the hanging accessories as I wanted them for a herb garden on my outside stairs. I also decided to stencil them with butterflies and dragonflies.
I cut a couple of dragonflies from the Home Decor Cricut cartridge, size 4 and 2.
I cut a couple of butterflies from the same cartridge, size 5 and 2.
I use cardstock that I have oodles of for my stencil.
1. Clean planter. I really just dusted mine off - I wasn't too fussy.
2. I cut the images so the stencil would fit where I wanted it to. I applied spray adhesive to the stencil.
3. Using a sponge dauber, I applied black acrylic paint. Wait a couple minutes and carefully take off stencil.
4. I applied the smaller stencil using the same technique in step 2. I used a scrap piece of paper to cover the wood planter along the edges of the stencil so I could fill in the stencil with black paint without getting the paint on the wood where I didn't want it.
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