Tuesday, July 19, 2016

DIY Stenciled Mixed Metallics Wall Art

Welcome back friends! We had a busy end to the boys' baseball season (league tournament champs!), and I was out at the ballpark taking a little break from the computer. But, I am back now, and have all kinds of fun stuff for you for the rest of the summer!

Since I like creating some of my own artwork for our home, I thought I would share some different paintings with you, and show you how easy it is to create your own! You definitely don't have to be a master artist to create your own paintings to add a personal touch to your home; you just need a canvas, some paint, a few brushes, and in this case, a fun stencil.

DIY stenciled wall art with DecoArt paint and stencils - One Mile Home Style


(Some products used in this post were provided to me by DecoArt as part of their Blogger Outreach Program, all thoughts and opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links, you can see my full disclosure here.)

Our basement family room is our cool retreat during these hot summer months when it seems like the A/C is running all. day. long. It has comfy reclining sofas and a fridge stocked with cold drinks, but it's all little short on style. So, I decided to add some large paintings to bring in some much needed character.

Make your own mixed metallics wall art to add some fun to your walls - One Mile Home Style

Here's what you need to make your own Mixed Metallics Stenciled Art:

24"x36" canvas (I used two) 
DecoArt Stencil 
DecoArt Americana Decor Metallics Paint in Tin
DecoArt Americana Metallics Paint in Champagne Gold

The basement is the one place in our entire home that is not grey, so I had to bring some of my favorite room color into this space; I first painted both my canvases a medium grey. (I just used one of the sample colors that I had in my stash from when we were deciding on colors for the upstairs.) You can paint your canvas a base color if you choose, or you can just leave it white and add the color with your stencil.

Grab your painter's tape, and add a few pieces around your stencil to keep it in place as you are stenciling. The key to crisp lines when you are stenciling is to use very little paint, and always dab your paint brush over the stencil, don't brush back and forth. To properly load your brush, dip just the very tip of the bristles into the paint and then tap the bristles onto a paper plate or towel to remove most of the paint, this simple step keeps the paint from running under your stencil.

How to create your own DIY stenciled wall art - One Mile Home Style

Once you have painted over your entire stencil, carefully lift it straight up off the canvas. Move your stencil to a new spot on the canvas and repeat, until your are satisfied with the look of your artwork. Let the stencil hang off the edge in a few spots, and don't worry if you didn't get solid coverage with the paint. The metallic sheen catches the light beautifully, and little imperfections are what makes the art perfect!

How to create your own DIY stenciled wall art - One Mile Home Style

I love the look of the mixed metallics together in these two pieces of art; you could even do one painting and include both finishes together. (You can find the DecoArt Americana paints and stencils at most arts and crafts stores, like Hobby Lobby, Michaels, etc.)

Make your own mixed metallics stenciled wall art to add some fun to your walls - One Mile Home Style

The metallic colors add a little fun and some much needed style to this family room space, and since I created it myself, it's a easy little weekend project that doesn't take a ton of time or money. Now, the basement has a little more style, and I can start dreaming about art for other areas in our home!

Make your own mixed metallics stenciled wall art to add some fun to your walls - One Mile Home Style


 Love this project? Be sure to save it, so you can recreate it in your home!
Walls looking a little boring? Try this DIY mixed metallics stenciled wall art to add some fun to your walls right now! - One Mile Home Style



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