Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Trinket Boxes

Mother's Day is right around the corner and today I want to share a quick, inexpensive gift for the Mom's in your life.   The supplies that I used are a 3" paper mache box (99 cents each!) from Hobby Lobby, several of the Momenta 6x8 Adhesive Stencils, Momenta acrylic and metallic stencil paint, my handy dandy Groove Tool, and some assorted ribbons also from Hobby Lobby.  

The Momenta paint is so creamy and has excellent coverages so I only needed one coat of paint to cover the boxes.  I used my Groove Tool with the foam applicator to do it quickly.  

Next, I began to stencil the boxes. I love how the stencil sets come with all different sized stencils and I was able to find this chevron pattern that fit so perfectly on the square boxes. 

The other nice thing about using an adhesive stencil is that you are able to easily stencil surfaces that are round. The stencils stays snug to the surface as you add the stencil paint. 
I was also able to add a sentiment on the top.  For this little box I chose the word "dreamer".  The rich gold metallic paint really pops on the teal blue!

I used some double sided red sticky tape to add the ribbons around the boxes and a glue gun to adhere the bow on the top.  I also stenciled a little wooden tag with the word true.

Hope that you enjoyed this project and I hope that it gets your juices flowing! Spring is here and who doesn't love a spring project!


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Spring has finally sprung!

Hello Everyone!!
I am so excited to share some new products that I have been using recently.  Momenta sent me a hug box of goodies--beautiful acrylic stencil paints in a rainbow of colors and a mound of stencils!  I have had so much fun using these very versatile products.   Over the next week I will be posting projects that I have used to create these home decor projects. If you want to learn a little bit more about the paint themselves check out this video below from Momenta.

Today I want to share how I created this colorful one of a kind birdhouse.  The Momenta paints are very creamy and have such great coverage, I was able to apply just one coat of paint on most of the areas.  I was looking to create my birdhouse with a whimsical look that is colorful and fun! I have often created birdhouses but used die-cuts and patterned paper to do that.  I wanted to challenge myself and create my own textures and patterns by using stencils and paint in place of the patterned papers.  

This small birdhouse was purchased at Hobby Lobby for under $3.00. (bargain!!) I began by painting a base coat of several different colors on different parts of the birdhouse.  Once all of the base colors were chosen I began to stencil.  Below you will see how easy it is to cut the Momenta stencils in difficult areas like the peak of the birdhouse.  I LOVE THIS about the stencils.  You can still use them after cutting them in different areas or simply lay the different pieces together to utilize the stencils back to their original size. 

You can create patterns with the single stencils like I have done below with the arrow.  The unlimited ways you can use Momenta's stencils really impresses me.  Here I used the blue paint on the yellow background and love how it popped!  

On one side of the roof I first stenciled a chevron pattern and from there I used this smaller stencil to then add dots--creating texture--to the chevron pattern.  The possibilities are really endless with the use of these stencils.  

I hope that you enjoyed seeing how I created this one of a kind birdhouse!  Stay tuned to see what else I have made with these great products from Momenta.