The other day I shared with you my french provincial dresser makeover. I dubbed her the Diva Dresser because of all the changes she pushed me to make. But, in the end I really liked what she wanted.
One of the tutorials that I promised you was how to add the decorative stencil on the top of the dresser.
I used the wrapping paper decoupaged on the side to help me create the design.
I scanned a section of the leftover wrapping paper and enlarged the scan 500% of the original size.
I opened the scan in Photoshop (but you could probably use any editing software.)
And cropped in on one quarter of the medallion.
In Photoshop, under Mode, I chose Image Size.
I chose to work with a sharpie pen and traced the design.
Then filled in my design with the marker.
Because I knew I was going to glaze over my stencil, I didn’t mind that you could see the pen marks. If I wasn’t going to glaze over my design, I probably would have use flat black acrylic paint instead.
Then I proceeded to glaze many colors of blue/gray over my dresser.
I put one stencil in each back corner. And love how easy it was to do. And of course how beautiful it looks!
Do you have anything you want to add a sharpie stencil too? Maybe something you can monogram? I encourage you to try it!