A new tutorial to make a DIY stenciled inspirational quote painting! The challenge this month as a Michaels Maker was to come up with a gift idea for Mother’s Day. (You can click here to see everything I’ve made as a Michaels Maker the past few years!) I wanted to make something that would be timeless and could be hung in a special place so I came up with these quick and easy DIY stenciled paintings that can be personalized for anyone. Sometimes simple is better:
Michaels has these great pre-sanded unfinished cradled panels:
I gave each panel a quick, light coat of regular white acrylic paint. I left them imperfect and with some of the wood almost showing through:
They dried in just a few minutes:
I took an old school lettering stencil (they come in many sizes) and traced on my letters:
I filled the letters in with acrylic paint and then used an eraser to remove my pencil marks:
A finished painting…very simply stated:
Michaels has all kinds of stencils you can use like this array of arrows which is a favorite of mine:
I painted the arrows different colors and once the painting dried I sanded them all down for a distressed look:
So many things you could say in just a few words:
What would you put on yours?
Michaels has everything you need to craft the perfect handmade gift that will make Mom’s day.