A few months ago, Amy, who blogs over at Mod Podge Rocks released an awesome new product – repositionable stencils that are especially designed to work with Mod Podge and glitter. They’re two of my favorite products in the whole world, so I was thrilled when she offered to send one of her new stencils to me to try out. I did a little happy dance when it arrived in the mail along with some glitter and spouncers…and then promptly forgot about it in the midst of all of the Despicable Me party preparations. Luckily, I’m not in denial about my procrastinating ways, and I committed myself to the latest possible date. I’m just cool like that. (Seriously, my single resolution for 2015 needs to be END PROCRASTINATION. Notice how I pushed it off until 2015?)
But back to the stencils. These bad boys are pretty cool. They’re repositionable, washable, and can be used over and over. They can be used with Mod Podge and glitter or paint, and they’re affordable and easy to find (Michaels). And look at all the cool designs:
I needed some spring decor so I decided to make another mini pallet art project, similar to this one I made for Valentines Day (because, really, it’s time to take down the Valentine decor, right?).
I used wood shims again, but found some that were even smaller, so the finished size is only about 6×6.
After painting it I added some birds and the word “happy” to the corner using a homemade stencil from contact paper. It didn’t stick to the wood very well so I probably would have been better off free-handing the designs.
After the paint was totally dry I lined the stencil up and went to town with the Mod Podge. After coating the entire surface I peeled the stencil up and sprinkled glitter on the design, then washed the stencil off and repositioned it to continue over the entire surface, skipping the area around the birds.
After everything was dry I used a small paintbrush to remove the excess glitter.
In retrospect, using the light glitter didn’t really produce the results I was hoping for. If I did it over I would use a bolder shade of glitter or maybe paint, but it’s still a happy little piece.
And hey, at least it isn’t Valentine themed. Progress.
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**I received product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
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