Stenciled Fall Collage
Whew!! Three craft show weekends in a row! I’m finally able to take a breath and enjoy a little blogging, designing and crafting new things. I am sooo ready.
As promised, here is the process I used for my stenciled fall collage.
I used windows that already had broken glass for my initial collages, but since they were such good sellers at my shows, I ended up removing perfectly good glass from additional windows to make more.
I got out my stash of fall word stencils and placed them inside the frame of a window until I had a pleasing arrangement. I then took a picture of the arrangement so that I would remember when I was ready to actually stencil.
The frames were cleaned and dry brushed with orange paint. I added a lighter dry brushing of brown paint to tone down the brightness of the orange.
I turned the frame with the back side facing up and measured from one outside edge to the opposite one. After subtracting a couple of inches, I cut scrap wood to fill the window space.
Before attaching the boards, I dry brushed the fronts and backs using off white paint. The side edges were not painted. Each board was then glued and stapled to the window frame to secure.
Finally it was time to stencil. I repositioned my stencils. Determined the colors I would use for each one. Then I painted them. With most stencil projects, you really don’t know what you have until you remove your stencils. This one was no different, but I was very pleased with the results.
I added hangers to the back and it was done.