Decorate a corkboard with new Mod Podge Rocks stencils

Decorate a corkboard with new Mod Podge Rocks stencilsCrafting does always mean that you build something from scratch – at least not to me. I do like making things from scratch, but sometimes I like just accenting a piece to personalize it to my decor or tastes. That is one of the great things about the new Mod Podge Rocks stencils . . . you can do just that! I bought a corkboard that already had a frame around it, but it needed a little something else. So I added that “something else” with the skeleton key stencil and Mod Podge. Here’s how I did it.

Gather These Supplies

Corkboard with decorative edge
Mod Podge Rocks Peel n’ Stick Stencils – Skeleton Keys
Mod Podge Gloss
Mod Podge spouncers
Glitter in the color of your choice
Stencil or painter’s tape

IMG_3066Make sure your corkboard is clean and free from debris. Mine already had a frame around it, but you can use any corkboard . . . even the tiles.

IMG_3067Decide where you are going to place your design. – I put keys in two corners, facing two directions.

Carefully peel the stencil from the backer and place down on the cork; smooth. It’s really important that you peel the stencil up slowly so that you don’t tear it (this is true for any adhesive stencils!).

Optional: use stencil or painter’s tape to tape off the border so that you don’t get Mod Podge in those areas.

IMG_3068Use the spouncers to apply Mod Podge to the stencil. You need enough Mod Podge so that you’ve covered the areas in white but don’t glop it on. Work quickly so that the Mod Podge doesn’t dry.

IMG_3069Remove the stencil and sprinkle glitter on top of the Mod Podge. I’m working so quickly that the picture is blurred. Ha!

IMG_3071Don’t waste glitter – I mean, I like to save mine! Dump the glitter off onto a piece of paper or a glitter tray (pour the remaining glitter back into the jar).

Repeat the process with the remaining key designs – being careful not to disturb the designs you’ve already done. Depending on how much of the stencil you used, you might need to wash and dry off the stencil to use it again.

IMG_3073Let the Mod Podge dry completely, even if you see extra glitter around the edges. THEN use the paintbrush or a similar tool to remove the excess glitter from the surface – just brush it away. Maybe do it outside so it doesn’t get in the dog’s face (personal experience).

Decorate a corkboard with new Mod Podge Rocks stencilsLet your corkboard dry for 24 hours before using. Wash the stencil immediately and return to the backer. What do you think? I like it better than before!

My friends at Plaid who produced the stencils wrote a very helpful article about to use them. Check it out and then let me know what you think. What would you put glitter keys on?