I haven’t graced you with my project presence in awhile since I’ve been so busy doing other things – then I realized there is no excuse. Telling you that I don’t have time to Mod Podge is like telling your mom you don’t have time to make your bed. It doesn’t matter. You just have to do it.
Lately I’ve enjoyed bright colors, wall art, stencils and fabric. You can see where I’m going with this, and possibly how this embroidery hoop wall art came about. In terms of stencils, I’m in love with Stencil 1. Everything just came together, and I like my wall art because I can use it for myself or give these as a gift. Or both. I have many friends that would love these stencils, I just need to customize it to their decor. You can make these too.
Gather These Supplies
Embroidery Hoops – I used one 12″ and one 9″
Fabric pieces – I used two fat quarters that I’ve had; I bought them at JoAnns
Mod Podge Fabric
FolkArt Acrylic Paint – I used Vintage Orange and Aqua for the chair, Calypso Sky and Bright Baby Pink for the Deer
Flat paint brush
Stencil tape or stencil adhesive
Stencil 1 stencils – Chair Mod Rocker and Antlered Deer, both 8.5″ x 11″
You’ll need to wash and dry your fabric before Mod Podging it. Iron it and then place it on a non-stick surface (wax paper works great). Use your Fabric Mod Podge to prepare the fabric. Paint a medium layer over the fabric and allow it to dry.
While your Mod Podged fabric is drying, paint your embroidery hoops with the paint color of your choice. I used my color wheel to put together my little color combo on this one. Cause I’m fancy like that. Allow the paint on your embroidery hoop to dry.
Go back to your piece of fabric and tape down your stencil. I’m not quite sure why I did the “X’s” – but you can’t really question genius, can you? I’m completely kidding. I really wished after the fact that I would have used stencil adhesive. I had some runnage under the stencil that I had to wipe away. I can’t believe I’m telling you that.
Use the stencil brush and paint color of your choice to fill in the stencil. Remember not to get too much paint on your stencil brush. Stenciling is all about dry brushing and working slowly. Keep going until your entire stencil is covered. Once you are done painting, remove the stencil and allow the design to dry onto the fabric.
When the painted is dry, assemble your wall art but putting the fabric between the two embroidery hoops and then screwing tightly. You can use some glue to hold it together. I didn’t, but you can.
The finishing touch is cutting away the excess fabric so that it doesn’t hang out the back. Because that wouldn’t be very cute. Your project is ready to hang on the wall!
Optional: coat the entire project with Mod Podge to glue the hoop in place and preserve your painted design. I will leave that up to you.
I’ll leave you with one final tutorial image, which is my hand stenciling the deer. These were so fun, easy and quick – you are really going to enjoy these. I want to make many more.