Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Thrifted Canvases With My New Cutting Edge Stencil

So I was SO HAPPY to win 2nd place in the Cutting Edge Stencil Photo Submission Contest (thanks to all my wonderful peeps who voted!!) and I got to pick out any stencil from their site up to a $40 value.  Wahoooo!!!!!!  Here was the 2nd place winner which most of you have already seen:
In case you missed it, you can see the winning post on the clawfoot tub (and how I painted the inside with countertop paint) HERE.
Such a HARD decision as I love nearly every single one of Cutting Edge's awesome stencils!!  But with the help of Debra from Dynamic Designs, I narrowed it down to the Birds On A Branch.
So last weekend when I was literally heaping stuff into the back of my truck while out junkin' with Heather from Design With Life, I found these large canvases for $5 each!  Pretty good deal for a big canvas!  So sorry to the original painters... but just had to have something to try out my new stencil on and they were on in the wrong place at the wrong time!
I used wall paint I had on hand.  I think the dark purple is my favorite!  But you know what?  It took FIVE COATS of that dark purple to cover up those sailboats!!!!  They were bound and determined to stay afloat!  But the bird one out in the end...
So next time you go junking, remember to keep an eye out for old canvas paintings and also that you don't have to be an artist to make great wall art!  Thank goodness for stencils! :)
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  1. I'm so in love with those stencils! Congatulations on winning a free one!

  2. Do you know how many old canvas paintings I have just laying around??? I think I found the inspiration for my day ;-)

  3. congrats to you. the stenciling is a work of art! and the 5$ have talent!

  4. Tammy ... just love how you used this stencil. I just bought that stencil and plan to do a corner of a wall in my entry. I think I will just love it.
    Audrey Z. Timeless Treasures.

  5. This looks really great! I wish I won one :( Lord knows I tried to win one!!

  6. Love that design! I'm on my way to being obsessed with birds and/on branches I think!

  7. Awesome ! I just love these! Do you use a regular stencil brush or a little roller when you do these ? I haven't tried to stencil in years , but you have really inspired me :) I found you via Funky Junk .

  8. Wow!! They are amazing!!! I love them! I would love for you to come link up at my new link party!!
    Have a great day!!

  9. Beautifully done! I upcycle thrift store canvases all the time, you can't beat the price! Love your stencilled art, just gorgeous.


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