Nov 16 - Our very first stencil workshop, the project, to make, paint and decorate a small wooden tree for the festive season. We provided all the ingredients, demo'd the method and then let our lovely ladies loose to create their own version with paints, power tools and, of course, some fabulous stencils..
All ready to go..
After a quick demo the girls got sanding and painting their trees, we used chalk paints for this, providing a lovely matt base for stenciling.
Stencils lined up and ready to be chosen for decorating, our new Stencil MiNiS range were perfectly sized and provided lots of choice with stars, hearts and patterns.
Cake, coffee and consideration - planning and deciding on stencils, layout and colours.
Carefully applying the paint. As with all stenciling projects, the rule is to never use too much paint. A flat ended stencil brush ensures the paint doesn't spread beneath the stencil.
A quick bit of power tooling and they're up! The first finished trees emerge and they look brilliant.
And then we have a forest of fabulous stencilled creations! Our ladies left with their beautiful trees, a goodie bag and a soft spot for stencils.
We're planning more workshops for the new year, follow us on Facebook for further information and dates when we have them.
Some 'people' found the whole event very tiring!