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Painted Rug for TCW 1 Stencil 4 Ways Series

Written By petite karinne on Sunday, September 14, 2014 | 5:17 AM


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As guest creator for The Crafter's Workshop, I've been assigned stencil set number 383 designed by Ronda Palazzari. The purpose of the One Stencil Four Ways series is to demonstrate the endless possibilities of a stencil based on numerous creators.  




For my fourth project is this fading rug that I stuffed away for "junk use". 



Still usable, but not as nice as it used to be, I thought the stencil series would be a great opportunity to liven it up. 







To start, I cleaned it and spray painted it. 




The pile absorbed the paint, so I painted again. Then, one more time.  




This stencil kind of spoke "citrus" to me. So choosing bright green, orange and yellow colors, I planned the design for the rug. 



G=Green, O=Orange, and Y=Yellow 




Supplies: The stencil, paper plates for the paint, masking tape, cut up sponge into little blocks, and artists' oil paints. 



Taping the stencil in place, I followed my design pattern doing one color throughout the entire rug. (Five each of one color for the project.)



Starting with the green...




then moving on to the orange...



and finally the yellow.  This was a relaxing project on this cool fall day. It made me drink lemonade and wish I had picked up some limes and oranges to mix into it. The thought of it was like an awesome "citrus-aide" recipe.  I'll have to try it. 



I was really enjoying the colors. 



It blended in well the deck decor. 















And, the rug is not only new again but currently back in use! With the oil based paints, it will stand up to water and weather quite nicely. Now, if only we can have an extended summer to enjoy it.  




Until next time, this final project concludes my demonstrations for this stencil set #383.  I could have done several more because this "One Stencil 4 Ways Series" really can overwhelm you with creativity. There are literally so many uses for them which leads your mind to wander. Mine does that... a lot. 




Perhaps you have many ideas of your own for this set!  I'd love to hear about them! 


Happy creating! 








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