Stenciled Cork Board {and Cutting Edge Stencil Giveaway}

 
Happy Hump Day, crafters!
 
A couple of weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to review a Cutting Edge Stencil of my choice.  Have you used Cutting Edge Stencils?  They have an amazing selection!  It took me two days to pick out which stencil I wanted to work with.  I ended up choosing the Nagoya craft stencil.
 
stencil 
 
Isn’t it pretty?
 
Since we rent our home, I was unable to try any of the larger wall stencils.  Someday… But I figured I could use the stencil to make something for the wall!  
 
Introducing my Stenciled Cork Board!
 
stenciled cork board

 
I have NEVER stenciled before so I wanted to make sure I did this correctly.  Cutting Edge has some great video tutorials to help!  This video is the one I watched to figure out the basics.
 

Once I understood the basics, I gathered my supplies and gave it a shot.

I decided to begin by taping off the cork board and painting the frame.

Once the frame was painted, I removed the tape and applied the stencil.  Because I didn’t want to ruin the cork board by painting too far, I applied the painter’s tape around the edges.

I followed the directions from the video for applying the paint.

After two coats, I removed the stencil and worked my way to the edges of the cork board.  Thankfully, it came out perfectly spaced!

I cannot believe how easy it was to use!  The pattern looks excellent on the cork board!  There are a couple of spots where it “bled” but I had to much paint on my roller.
The cleanup was super easy too!  The stencil looks brand new again and the foam brush cleaned up really well too.

I just love how this turned out!  It dresses up this plain cork board and turns it into a functional piece of wall decor!
 
Now are you ready?  Cutting Edge Stencils wants to give one of my lucky readers $50 towards a stencil of their choosing (with free shipping)!!  
 
Simply enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.  Good luck!
(Open to U.S. residents only)
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Jill

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are 100% mine.
 
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About Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

Jill Fritz is a full time outside the home working mommy turned craft blogger. She offers craft/DIY tutorials for Pinterest addicts, craft junkies, DIY fanatics and busy mamas. Jill started Create.Craft.Love. as place to showcase her craftiness and to encourage others to do the same. Create.Craft.Love is a place where passion and creativity collide!
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Comments

  1. The Japanese Maple Branch stencil is my favorite! I’m just learning to stencil and you make it look so easy!! Love your cork board and the colors of it!

  2. LOVE how this turned out! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  3. Love the Rabat Allover Stencil – Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Jill, that looks FABulous! Love!! I love the zinnia grande and the dandelion.

  5. I love the butterfly medallion stencil!

  6. I love the Marrakech Trellis, gorgeous!

  7. super cute!!

  8. I love the damask patterns

  9. I love the fishscale one!

  10. so cute! thanks for hosting! i love your blog and am your newest follower! come follow along at chaseandem.blogspot.com XO

  11. I like the poppy stencil

  12. I love the zagora stencil!

  13. TOO many stencils to chose from!

    I love the Dandelion one, and the Ginko one, and Vines, and Fishscale… There’s no way to pick just one!

  14. Newest follower here! I found you through the Sunday link up! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!
    -meandmr.com

  15. Zamira is my favorite. I love the geometric pattern!

  16. I like the MARRAKECH TRELLIS CRAFT STENCIL!

  17. So much better than a boring cork surface! I love the Fishscale Craft Stencil. I found you through the live laugh linky party.

  18. Wow, it looks great!

  19. I love the Marrakech Trellis stencil.

  20. WOw, I LOVE THIS! SO creative and unique!

  21. I LOVE the Lily Scroll stencil. I’ve been wanting to stencil a corkboard for a while, but haven’t had the guts. Great tutorial!

  22. I Love the casablanca craft stencil! That is a super cute idea and totally dresses up the cork board!!

  23. i love love the diamond demask your corkboard turned out so cute

  24. Love the morracan stencil. Would look so cute in my bookshelf

  25. Zinnia Grande 3 pc Stencil Kit this one thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

  26. I LOVE the CASABLANCA ALLOVER STENCIL!! Would look fab in my guest bathroom!

    -Fotini

  27. What an awesome cork board! I’m so glad that I’m following you, LOVE your blog!

    Katie
    http://www.funhomethings.com

  28. This corkboard looks great, Jill! I’d have never thought to paint a bulletin board. I’ve decoupaged one with magazine clippings, but never tried paint. Following you from the hop this week.

  29. This is awesome! So much nicer than just a plain old cork board. Saw you link up at a bunch of link parties. Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop and added it to your list http://www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you’d like to follow each other!

  30. Love this stencil!! Hoping to get my hands on one in the near future… :)
    Thanks so much for sharing at Artsy Corner! Always love seeing your projects.

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