Stenciling on Metal with Chalk Ink and Art Screens

by | August 21st, 2015 | 1

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.

Stencil on Metal by Lisa Jimenez

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.

Placing Stencil on Metal

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.

Stenciling on Metal with Chalk Ink


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.

How to Stencil Numbers on Metal

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:

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?

Thank you for stopping by.  To see more of my jewelry and DIY craft projects, visit my blog. See you there!2015-Clearsnap-GUEST-Lisa-Marie-Jimenez

About Lisa Marie Jimenez

Lisa Marie Jimenez is a professional jewelry designer, with 24 years of experience in the industry. She designed her own line of jewelry which sold to gift/clothing boutiques for 10+ years. Her designs have been published in US and International bead/jewelry magazines, along with several front cover features. Lisa’s designs have also graced the covers of four romance novels. She shares her jewelry designing techniques to others through her personal blog and currently writes a column for an international bead magazine.

One Response to Stenciling on Metal with Chalk Ink and Art Screens

  1. Roberta Birnbaum says:

    I want to make one of these now!

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