Hand printed gift wrap with stencil and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I found this great Bambi shape in a book and had to trace it to make a stencil immediately. You can do this with just about any shape: place tracing paper over the image and use a pencil to trace the outline. Then place the tracing paper pencil lines down onto stiff card and use the back of the pencil to rub off the lines onto the card. Cut out the shape precisely with a craft knife on a cutting mat. Why not start your own collection?

So to give my Bambi extra flair I added a pattern layer to create this effect. It’s so easy you will laugh but looks like a million bucks. The best part is that I will reuse the Bambi on fabric as a herb heart to keep the moths at bay!

Let me take you through the DIY step by step.

I have used Provence and Antoinette (to color dip the lace) from the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® palette. Shop your chalk paint online here!


You’ll need:

Lace or crochet fabric | Stencil | Unprinted newspaper | Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® | Lace


Step 1:

Place your fabric on top of the unprinted newspaper and then add the stencil on top. Make sure that the holes in the fabric is big enough for the paint to get through to the paper to make a clear print. Now simply take a sponge roller and with pressured strokes paint the cut out section.


Step 2:

Leave the paper and the fabric to dry. See how sweet the print came out on the fabric!


Step 3:

Color dip a piece of lace by using Antoinette diluted with water and submerging the lace to soak for a while. Hang up to dry and see how it transformed the lace with the subtle pink.


All done! Quick and easy right?


I hope you try this one and have lots of fun with different shapes, colors and textures.

Happy styling,

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