This Raised Stencil Technique Adds Dimension and Style To Your Craft Projects!
I’m completely obsessed with this raised stencil technique. I’ve wanted to try it for years, but just haven’t until recently. Now I’m scouring my to do pile for anything I can add an impressive stencil too! Luckily I had this box on hand that needed a makeover.
My parents had this wine box in their garage and it happens to perfectly fit records. I stole it from them since I really needed a way to store my growing record collection. (Nothing is better than Willie Nelson’s Pretty Paper on the record player at Christmas. It’s my childhood in crackle mode.)
I needed a good way to dress up the sides of the box because I felt certain the brand on the box wouldn’t go away even with a good sanding. I was right, even after I sanded the letters down there was still a trace of the brand indention. A raised stencil was the perfect application to make over this space! (BTW – if you want some tips on regular stenciling then here is my stenciling 1010 post for ya!)
I tried the raised stencil idea first with Plaster of Paris, some people get that to work and I think if I would have let the plaster cure it would have, but I found it to be a chalky mess that came off. So I moved onto Plastic Wood, all purpose wood filler and it worked like a charm!
How to get a Raised Stencil Effect
- Start with a clean surface so your texture adheres well.
- Select your stencil and tape it on so it stays put while you use it. This stencil is from Studio R12 Stencils, they have some amazing options!
- Use Plastic wood, or hardening wood filler and a spatula/trowel to spread the filler over the stencil. This is the exact product I used here.
- Make sure you smear the filler on evenly and cover the entire stencil. Try not to push the filler under the stencil.
- Remove the stencil when done.
- Allow to dry completely.
- If you want a heavier/thicker coverage try another coat, lay the stencil back over the original coat and trowel another layer on top.
- Once dry you can paint, stain, sand etc! (stain depends on the texture medium you use, some are not stain-able so check first!)
- See the printable instructions and supply list below!
Use this raised stencil technique to add a cute three dimensional design to your crafts and furniture. This easy DIY craft will help you add a professional feel to your stenciling projects. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Use this raised stencil technique to add a cute three dimensional design to your crafts and furniture. This easy DIY craft will help you add a professional feel to your stenciling projects.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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