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Martha Stewart Office Accessories

Customize your home office with elegant flourish stencil designs--perfect for dressing up inexpensive desk accessories.

At a Glance:

#4173 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Martha Stewart Logo
supplies

Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin...

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.39
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin...

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.39
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Metallic...

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Foam Pouncers Set - 6pc

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $5.89
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Large Brush Set - 4pc

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $17.09
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Martha Stewart Crafts ® Flourish Laser-Cut Stencils

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $12.89
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Martha Stewart Crafts ® Stencil Tape

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $8.09
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instructions

Other Supplies

Desk accessories of your choice, Palette knife, Stylus

Instructions

How to Paint the Stencil

TIP: Practice your technique or check your color by first making a sample print on paper or scrap fabric.

  1. Place stencil on your surface and secure using tape. If using spray adhesive, spray stencil first, then place on surface.
  2. Pour a small amount of paint onto your palette. Load paint sparingly on a stencil brush or sponge and dab off excess. Lightly dab on a thin layer of paint; apply a second coat if necessary. Paint all areas of one color on the stencil before moving on to the next.
  3. While paint is still wet, carefully peel off stencil.
  4. Continue painting areas of the stencil according to your design. Let the paint dry completely before placing another stencil (or color) over it. Blue Boxes
    • Use utility brush to paint boxes a basecoat of Summer Haze.
    • Use a foam pouncer with the transfer adhesive, specialty silver foil transfer, and stylus and follow foil transfer instructions on package.
    Gray Boxes
    • Use a utility brush to prime magazine holders with Gray Wolf.
    • Follow instructions on bottle for mixing the stucco effect with Summer Haze.
    • Using a palette knife, apply the mix through stencil to achieve a raised effect. Remove
    Clean Up
    1. Wash all stencils, brushes, and tools immediately after use before the paint dries. Use Martha Stewart Crafts Brush & Stencil Cleaner to remove dried paint.
    2. Repair torn stencils with transparent tape. Place tape on both sides of the tear and cut away the excess with a craft knife.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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