Hi Clearsnap fans, Lisa Marie Jimenez here to show you how stenciling on metal is quick and easy using ColorBox® Chalk Ink and a ColorBox® Art Screen. I am always looking for unique storage containers for my design room. I found this container tray at a local thrift shop and I could not pass it up. The tray was galvanized metal and was in dire need of a little TLC and I knew I could turn this something pretty and usable. Using Chalk Inks and the Numeric Art Stencil made repurposing it easy. The container tray is now pretty and functional, plus I now have a storage for my favorite Clearsnap products.
Here is how I made this Stenciled Container:
Paint the container with black spray paint, allow to dry. Then paint with a coat of yellow paint.
Use a pencil mark to where the numbers will be placed. The use of a measuring tape may be helpful. Place the stencil on marked spot and secure with painters tape to prevent stencil from moving.
Load ColorBox® Chalk Ink, Aquamarine onto an Art Dauber, begin applying the ink to the stencil using a daubing motion. Continue to load more ink onto the Art Dauber and apply to the stencil as needed to achieve the desired amount of color.
Let the ink dry for several minutes before moving onto the next step. Next add a small amount of Dark Brown Chalk Ink to the outer portions of the numbers.
Carefully remove the stencil and wipe away any ink on the stencil. Place the next number at its location, tape stencil and repeat coloring process.
After the Chalk Ink is completely dry, use sandpaper to distress the entire piece. Seal the container using a spray clear coat.
Supplies Needed for this Stenciling on Metal project:
- ColorBox® Chalk Ink: Aquamarine, Dark Brown
- ColorBox® Art Screen: Numeric
- ColorBox® Art Daubers
- Spray Paint: Yellow, Black
- Spay Clear Coat: Matte
- Sand Paper: Fine Grit
- Metal Container
- Measuring Tape
- Painter’s Tape
That was easy, wasn’t it? Colorbox® Chalk Inks perfect to use when adding color to a home décor item. No need to get out the traditional paint and brush, just use Chalk Inks! No messy cleanup and they are fast drying. With over 50 colors to choose from, which colors will you use in your next décor project?
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