I have been looking to buy some stencils to use for various projects around the house, and came across the Martha Stewart Stencil in Arabesque. It is a very nice quality stencil that is fairly large, but not quite large enough for walls. I also picked up some paint stamps that were in the same isle. I decided to experiment with it and create a piece of art for above my bed.
Our bedroom has become our least touched room. It seems to be the place that all of our stuff accumulates, and not much advancement has happened. We painted the walls, and that’s about it. I decided that this rooms needed some artwork!
I purchased two 14x18in canvases and some Martha Stewart paint. I have come to the conclusion that I’m obsessed with blues and greens. I can’t even deny it anymore. So it is no surprise that I picked up blue and green paint.
I started this art piece by painting the canvas a very light blue. I took the lightest blue shade I bought for the stencil, and combined it with some white paint to create a much lighter blue shade. I used a foam brush to apply this all over.
Then I laid down the stencil and started stamping the paint on it, one color at a time, in an alternating pattern on the canvas. There was no rhyme or rhythm to my positioning, but I really like how it turned out!
I really enjoy these pieces and I am surprised with how big of a difference it made to our room! Our next project for in there is making a new bed frame!