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.
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!
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*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are 100% mine.
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  1. says

    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!

  2. says

    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.

  3. says

    How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate
    with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong.
    Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.


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