I just got these brand-new stencils in from Essential Stencil and I’m super excited! Instead of just opening them up by myself I decided to open them live and then create some fun art with them.

By the way, if you don’t use essential stencils, you are missing OUT! I even have a coupon code you can use for a discount. Just type in TXHEIDI at checkout. You can even use this if you are part of the Stencil of the Month club.

Remember, at no additional cost to you, I will make a commission if you click through and make a purchase.  It helps fuel my coffee habit so I can keep painting fun stuff for y’all!

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These stencils are huge!

I was not expecting the flowers to be so big! These stencils would be perfect for a porch leaner. Y’all these flowers are 12 x 12!! And, I didn’t just get the stencils; I got a stencil brush set too. Sometimes I do use the Martha Stewart stencil brushes but these seem to work really well.

For the demo in the video below I just grabbed the black paper that was included in the package, my stencil brushes and some acrylic paint. I did a nice ombre effect in pinks and white using the large rose stencil.

Remember if you are using your stencil brushes you need to offload! And, you are definitely going to get your hands dirty so just get messy!

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Is it still art if you use stencils?

Sometimes in the painting world, stencils can be kind of taboo, like you know, if you use a stencil, you aren’t creating real art.

Have you heard of Banksy? He’s a super talented and very secretive street artist. No one knows his identity but his art is known around the world. He was one of the first street artists to start using stencils.  We all know that graffiti is illegal in a lot of places but the art that these artists create is INSANE! One of the reasons Banksy uses stencils is so he can create his art faster. He received a lot of pushback until people started realizing how great his art is. He was able to make stencils not so taboo.

Now in the crafting world; creative world and even the paint party world stencils are used ALL.THE.TIME! Our goal is to make it fun and enjoyable. So, whatever we can do to make it more fun we do. I love to use stencils for my acrylic paintings and in my paint party business! These are also great if you are looking for more DIY Crafts Ideas. A great way to get started on any canvas painting, door hanger, or wood sign. So, get your stencils here and use coupon code TXHEIDI.

Click here to Text Heidi a photo of art you created using stencils!

If you want to see the demo, check out the video below!

For some fun projects using stencils check out these blogs:

Easy Summer Porch Décor (DIY Porch Leaner)

DIY Freedom Sign

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