Have you ever thought......... this table, shelf, lamp, basket, or picture mat just needs something? Just a little extra to spark it up? The next time you're thinking that try using lace as a stencil. It is just a subtle effect, but oh what a difference it makes.
Here is a picture I used the lace technique on. I had a white oval picture mat, but it just blended in with the picture. Then I laid a piece of lace over the white mat and sprayed it with an Heirloom white satin paint.
It is a simple technique, but here is a couple tips.
I am using a pink mat so it is easier to see. Cut your lace a little larger than the mat, then spray the lace, not the picture, with a light coat of spray adhesive, the prepositional kind. Now make sure your lace is tight to the mat.
As soon as you have sprayed the paint, rip the lace off quick, like a band aide (Ouch)!
Isn't that pretty?
It's a subtle effect, but goes oh so perfect with our Romantic Cottage homes.
I can tell your crafty minds are in high gear......What could I stencil?
No, not the CAT!