Mod Podge stencil wall art {giveaway}

mod podge stencil wall art

When I was asked by my friend Amy of Mod Podge rocks if I would try out her new stencil line, I did not hesitate before saying yes. Did you read that? She has her OWN stencil! Amazing! I chose the wood grain stencil. I created the perfect Mod Podge stencil wall art as the beginning piece for my bedroom makeover! Let me show you how easy these stencils are to use. And did I mention they are reusable? Yup they are, I have actually used mine for multiple projects already! Who knew you could use wood grain all over your house! {the giveaway entry options are listed at the BOTTOM of this post}

mod podge stencil wall art
supplies needed:
apple barrel paint
paint brush
paint tray
freezer paper
mod podge wood grain stencil

Before we begin I want to clarify I did have a few trial and error (heavy on the error) moments when first using my stencil. Since then I have it down. Don’t worry I documented the whole process so you can see what went wrong. (it had nothing to do with the stencil, completely user error)

First you need to remove the stencil from its plastic backing, save this plastic for storing your stencil when you are finished using it! I love how it’s sticky and does not move around. Yet it is repositionable.

mod podge stencil

mod podge repositionable stencil

Next mix your paint. I used black, brown and white to get the perfect shade of taupe. Dab your spouncer gently in the paint.

spouncer with paint mod podge

Start “spouncing” on your paint right over the stencil. Is spouncing even a word? Good thing you knew what I was talking about. Cover the whole stencil with paint.

paint on mod podge stencil

covered mod podge stencil

After about 10 minutes, because you were distracted by kids, gently lift your stencil off your canvas. Make a sad face because your lines are not crisp. Wash off your stencil with warm water and soap. pat dry and place on canvas where wood grain pattern ends. Spounce more paint on the stencil and remove right away.

mod podge stencil contiune

redone mod podge stencil canvas

Take a look at the difference it makes depending on how fast you remove the stencil. I also think I used slight less paint, but I am not sure! Now Is when you decide that you want all crisp lines. So you paint the whole wood grain stencil part in a solid taupe color.

Using the same stencil and slightly darker shade of taupe, place the stencil on the solid tree trunk and spounce on the darker paint. Remember to remove the stencil fast and line up your lines just right.

mod podge wood grain stencil tree trunk

I used some white paint and added a little heart with our initials in it. I also dated the canvas, it made it seem more professional. LOL
Next using your freezer paper make a stencil with the words, madly. truly. deeply. I used my silhouette to make the stencil but you can hand cut them as well. Iron your stencil shiny side down onto your canvas, be careful NOT to iron your painted tree.

freezer paper stencil

This is when you also learn that freezer paper does not stick well to canvas. Oh well, I went with it. Spounce your taupe on the stenciled words.

freezer paper painted stencil

After you remove your stencil you may notice that your words are NOT crisp. You can either leave it, and call it organic or have a OCD moment and NEED to clean it up!

Using the worlds smallest paint brush and some white paint I cleaned up all the fuzzy lines.

small paint brush

Now you can Stand back and admire your work. If you are like me you had to listen to a tween make puking sounds because the sign grossed her out. Oh kids, life could be much worse.

mod podge stencil wall art

I love it. My husband loves it, or at least he says he does, Good boy. The canvas is currently sitting on our dresser. I love seeing it each morning. It’s a constant reminder of the love we have that ONLY God could have ordained.

Amy has graciously offered to giveaway a stencil to one of you! So here is how you enter: Leave a blog post comment telling me which stencil you would want and where you would use it.

** giveaway ends Tuesday March 4th at 7pm EST. Valid to only US residents. Winner will be mailed a stencil of Amy’s choosing. Winner will be announced Wed March 5th, here on the blog. Winner will have 48 hrs to respond or a new winner is drawn. **

I was not compensated for this post but did receive product for free in return for an honest review.

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  1. Thanks so much! It really did not take much time…

  2. Denise Key says:

    I like the wood grain stencil! Love the art it’s just beautiful!

  3. I like the skeleton keys stencil.

  4. Jodie R. says:

    I’d like holiday stencils.

  5. jennifer says:

    I love the skeleton key print and I would hang it in my living room!

  6. I’m torn between the chevron and the wood one! We need to add something to the walls of our living room

  7. Wendy N says:

    I love the wood grain stencil. I would use this in our recroom!!

  8. I would use the skeleton key design on my gallery wall.
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  9. I’m 2 minutes late, but I love the Truly, Deeply Madly because that’s how I want to always serve God. 🙂
    2nd copy typos in 1st.

  10. I’m 2 minutes late, but I love the Truely, Deeply Madly because that’s how I want to always serve God. 🙂

  11. I am going on a mission trip to New Orleans this summer to help build houses in areas still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. In order to raise money, I am making & selling Biblical quotes stenciled on canvas. The key Mod Podge stencil would add so much to the artwork … keys for the Lord’s Kingdom work, keys for the new home owners, keys for Scripture to open doors to belief!

  12. sarah jerome says:

    I like the Starlite Mod Podge Peel & Stick Stencil n would use it in my livingroom… thanks for the chance.. my grandkids would have a blast making this with me.. we do arts n crafts together…

  13. Julie RMR says:

    I would use the wood grain one to decorate a vase.

  14. Candie L says:

    I like the folk art one. Thankyou

  15. Tina R. says:

    Oh I want them all!!! I will start with the Key one, I am making a cork board (actually 2) and want to add the key stencil to them. I am also adding cork to a backing I put on my homemade desk. I am positioning the keys on the cork board for my office and putting keys to success……keys to happiness……keys to my heart….. for different goals. Next, I would have a hard time deciding between the wood grain and the chevron, I have projects for those as well! Like I said….I want them all! My local Michaels did not have them 🙁

  16. I would have a hard time picking between the wood grain and the starlight stencil. I would make something for in my daughters room.

  17. Saundra McKenzie says:

    I like the woodgrain. I want to copy yours for my bedroom.

  18. I might choose the skeleton keys stencil for a canvas for our living room.

  19. nicole w says:

    i LOVE the wood grain i would use it probaby on a canvas in the living room, or maybe on a wall… who knows the possibilities are endless!

  20. Allison says:

    I would choose the chevron for my daughters room!

  21. I really like what you did with the wood pattern but I think I would try the chevron pattern if I won. Maybe on a dresser drawer or something. I can usually do a craft if I’ve seen it done but not good at coming up with ideas for them.
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  22. the chevron pattern to make a print for my apartment!

  23. jeremy mclaughlin says:

    My wife loves the chevron pattern.

  24. Holiday stencils would be nive to make gifts with

  25. Krystal Dunlap says:

    I like the Chevron and I would use to make my daughter some great wall art.

  26. This is so cute! I need to make one because I have a vase I made that would go perfectly! I think I need that stencil!
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  27. The wood grain stencil is calling my name! Fingers crossed! Love what you did with it!
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  28. I would use the skeleton key on my coffee table.

  29. Kim Reid says:

    I really like the Skeleton Keys, thanks!

  30. Sky Evans` says:

    I love the tangier and the chevron!

  31. Jessica Wyatt says:

    I’d love the chevron stencil! I’d probably use it on some wood signs I’ve been wanting to make. 🙂

  32. Allison S. says:

    I like the Mod Podge ® Rocks! Peel & Stick Stencils – Chevron.

  33. I like the chevron stencil. I would use it for the guest room.

  34. SHannon says:

    I really like the Wood Grain one…lots of ideas for that one. I’d use it in my bedroom which is lacking wall art.

  35. Sindy Murray says:

    I like the Chevron, to make something for my livingroom!

  36. Brandy Fisk says:

    Chevron one is really nice.

  37. I think I would pick the starlight stencil and make something for my two daughters’ bedrooms.

  38. Melissa Smith says:

    I love the Chevron stencil & I would use it anywhere I could since it’s my current obsession!

  39. Ooh! Just recently used a stencil for the first time and have to save it f-u-n! I’d go for Amy’s dot stencil and do a rainbow project in my youngest daughter’s bedroom with it.

  40. suzanne robinson says:

    the wood grain one to do the craft shown above!!!

  41. mandy canterbury says:

    I love the tangier one! As a canvas painter, these all would come in so handy!

  42. How fun!! I love what you did with it! I’d get the skeleton key stencil! 🙂
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  43. I have seen a couple different projects of people having used this stencil, didn’t know it was Amy’s that’s awesome, and I’m loving it. The heart with your initials touch is perfect. 🙂
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  44. I would love the chevron one or tangier print! I would love to make some things to jazz up my apartment.

  45. Ashley Bree Perez says:

    What a great giveaway! I would love to win the Stencil that says Truly , Madly , Deeply! My husband and I will find out where we will be getting stationed soon and this would be great to put into our new home . I would love to hang it in our bedroom. 🙂 My email is

  46. I love your wall display! I have never been good with stencils. I think my impatience gets in the away… a lot. LOL I’ll have to be on the look out for these the next time I’m at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s – that’s assuming I don’t win the one you’re giving away 🙂 By the way, if I do win, I’d totally pick the Chevron.
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  47. Such a gorgeous sign!
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  48. Laura Kathleen says:

    I’d have to go with the chevron pattern to make a print for my apartment!

  49. So lovely! I like the chevron stencil!
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  50. Um, this is amazing – seriously! I love it. And I love how your husband said he loved it too ;D

    Thank you thank you! xo
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  51. I would pick the wood grain! Thanks for the giveaway!

  52. Whoops, forgot to say where I’d use it. We just finished re-doing our master bedroom, so not there…I’d probably use it on a canvas or two in my girls’ room once I’m able to start re-decorating there.
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  53. It’s hard to choose! I have a serious love for chevron, but the tangier pattern is really visually interesting.
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