DIY Stenciled Nautical Beach Tote! ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

DIY Stenciled Nautical Beach Tote!

This sponsored post is brought to you by Plaid and Blueprint Social, but all opinions are 100% mine!


As you know by now, I just love to create!  I work with just about everything, like fabric, yarn, vinyl, paper, and even wood!  But I have a little confession for you...  I am scared when it comes to painting.  For real.  When I was a younger and other kids had birthday parties at our local ceramic painting shop, I was completely nervous about "messing up" with my design.  I would stick to straight lines or polkadots if I was feeling "adventurous."  ;)  However, lately I have been itching to try painting more, especially with the new house (yay!) and some woodworking projects I have in mind.  Luckily, I found out about the new Stencil1 line of stencils from Ed Roth, which are perfect for a newbie painter like me!  Along with FolkArt Multi-Surface paints, I created a pretty Stenciled Nautical Beach Tote, perfect for spring and summer trips!


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Before I start with the tutorial, let me clue you in on a few of the supplies I used.  When you pick up your own Stencil1 stencils, they come in a variety of designs from floral, honeycomb, British-themed, scallops, and so much more!  They are available at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft stores and are perfect for walls, floors and furniture.  I suspect there may be a stenciled wall in my future?  :)


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For my project, I used the FolkArt Multi-Surface paints, which are great for practically any surface, both indoor and outdoor!  I mean, check out the fine print on the back... they are even dishwasher safe!


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My set of stencils came with three designs: rope, an anchor, and a star.  All of the stencils are made of a durable, reusable mylar, which is super easy to clean!



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Also, I love that I was finally able to personalize the plain tote that I had been hanging on to from way back during the SoCal Social.  Awesome!

Now, to the tutorial!


Supplies

  • Canvas tote bag
  • Stencil1 nautical stencil set
  • FolkArt Multi-Surface paints (your choice of colors) by Plaid Crafts
  • Masking tape
  • Optional:  glue stick
  • Pounce brush
  • Optional:  Protective plastic sheet or cardboard


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Directions

1.  Position the stencils where you want them.


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2.  Secure with masking tape.  I had to fold up the corner of the anchor stencil, but you can choose to paint them separately, if you wish.


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3.  Because the canvas was not completely flat, I used a glue stick to make sure it adhere well.

  • Note:  Test the glue stick in an inconspicuous place to make sure it doesn't leave too much of a residue behind.  My canvas tote was perfect!


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4.  Insert a protective layer to make sure the paint does not bleed through to the other side of the tote.  I actually used the packaging that the stencils came in!

5.  Use the pounce brush to fill in all of the areas of the stencil.

  • FYI, for the anchor, I used a combination of gray and purple.  The rope on this side was a combination of the white and gray paints.  On the other side, I just used gray for the rope and a combination of pink and gray for the star.


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Ignore the bubbling up of the stencil, because I started to pull up the stencil before photographing it.  Oops!


  • Also, you may decide to use just a few sections of the stencil, as I did on the second side.  Whatever floats your boat!  Ooh, a nautical reference.  I'm on it!


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6.  Let set for 1 hour, or until completely dry.

7.  Then peel away the stencil, and you are done!


I love the rustic look of this nautical beach tote.  All you have to do is stock it with your fave beach supplies and you're ready to go!


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See!  All of the look of a customized tote from someone who knows how to paint, just from this lil' newbie.  Yay!


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So easy right?  If you want to connect with Plaid Crafts to see more of their project ideas and to get social, check out their blog, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram!


How will you use Stencil1 stencils?




26 comments:

  1. cool looks very nice
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  2. What a fun and creative bag to take to the beach! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sewlicious Home Decor! Pinned to the party board! :)

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  3. Thanks for linking up.. love the stenciling on the bag.. I have done stenciling on wood,, Your Co Host Maria Simple Nature Decor

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  4. this is gorgeous! Here from Plucky Second Thoughts Link Up..

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  5. These are SO cute!


    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  6. Thank you so much! I can't wait to use the stencils again! :)

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  7. Thanks for hosting, and I'm sure the bag stenciling would be just as fun!

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  8. Thank you so much! I hope you stick around a bit. :)

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  9. So cute! Perfect for the beach!

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  10. Loving this bag! Just in time for summer fun!! Pinning and sharing!


    Hugs from Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends!

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  11. These are great! I'd love to see you join link up with us at the Inspire Us Thursdays! link party at www.theinspiredwren.com.

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  12. What a great idea to liven up a tote. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great weekend!!

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  13. Great project!
    Congratulations - you are one of our featured guests at this week's Inspire Me Monday party at Create With Joy! :-)

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  14. Thanks so much! It's not quite warm enough yet, so in the meantime I'm getting some practice carrying it around down. :)

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  15. So excited to see this! I've been redecorating my patio in a beachy theme and have been searching everywhere for nautical/ocean pillows. Now that I know Joann's has these stencil's I will just decorate my own.



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  16. Love anything nautical. This is no exception. Great job!

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  17. Cute cute cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Excited to feature you at A Little Bird Told Me Link Party!

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  19. This looks fantastic! You are so creative. Your post will be featured this week on the Friday Favorites Link Party at Mustlovehome.com. Come by
    and see your feature and share another of your favorite posts! The party goes live Thursday at 7PM. I hope to see your there...Hugs - Christine
    at Must Love Home

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  20. That is so cute! I am a huge fan of stencils or any kind of thing that can help the picture be neat as I cannot draw for the life of me. Thank you for linking up with the Best of the Blogosphere link party.

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