Sunday, June 21, 2015

BINGO on Burlap

Great mix.

BINGO stencil from Funky Junk Interiors.
Could NOT resist.

Tardis is now one of DGS's interests but he did give me permission to add the BINGO stencil to his headboard.

Like any quick project the most amount of time is in gathering supplies, preparing and cleaning up.The actual time stencilling takes just a few minutes. I found it interesting that the centre "Free Space" had less paint on my finished stencil. I was aware it needed special attention but.... next time. There are always learning opportunities.

Sequence for Stencilling Headboard

After using masking tape to keep the stencil in place I held the plastic stencil flat with my fingers for each line/letter as the headboard has a slight curve. This is the time to be careful, work slowly, focus on the task. Slow, steady, check progress constantly (to avoid too much paint, blurring of lines or smudges).

Stencil and Supplies

I used CeCeCaldwell's Beckley Coal (chalk-clay) paint, a stencil brush, the Bingo stencil from Funky Junk Interiors and masking tape plus a folded clean rag used to dab my paint loaded brush on until I got the lightest amount of paint possible to use on the stencil.

LESS paint is BETTER (and important for successfully stencilling). Test the paint on a sample area before using on the stencil.

Got the idea for Burlap/Bingo from Keri Anne's Thistlewood Farms post on the burlap and stencilled pillow she made. She suggested using a cloth as the base for dabbing the paint off the stencilling brush to ensure 'less paint' before stencilling. 

Check it out, she has such a great outdoor vignette to go with her pillow.

Paint too thick on a brush can migrate under the stencil shape and ruin the crisp lines. The cloth worked better for me than the newspaper I had been using to remove enough paint from my dabber/brush before working on my previous stencils.

Headboard Plain (the before) and Stencilled (after)

Clean your stencil right away after using

Remember to spray wash (rubbing very gently using your fingers to remove the paint under a warm water spray (I used a bit of soap on my fingers to get any paint residue off) - take your time so that none of the delicate 'joins' in the stencil letters/lines break. Paint, even chalk clay paint, has to be washed off immediately to clean the stencil. NEVER put a stencil away covered with paint.


I did a bit of iPhoto editing to remove the outlet plate and box on the wall.

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  1. I love that BINGO stencil and have thought about ordering it.

    Great headboard!

  2. I enjoy playing bingo now and then, but never thought of it this way. Of course, they do not use cards like this anymore either.

  3. I love what you did with the headboard, what a super cute idea!

  4. Hi Joy,

    What an interesting Blue you've found! I would never have thought of this! Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  5. Creative project and lovely blue for Blue Monday ~ Very creative! Love it!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  6. An ambition effort that turned out very well.

  7. What a great project. Love the bingo stencil.

  8. Hi Joy :)

    That turned out really cute! I'll bet he loves it.

    Have a great week,

  9. Now that is a cute idea and it turned out so well.

  10. The headboard turned out very well with the bingo stencil.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Joy.

  11. That is such a cool headboard. Never would have thought of it!

  12. Hi Joy ... you are really getting good with the stencils. Love the BINGO. Thanks for the advice on cleaning. It is such a hard job to get all the paint off especially on the inside edge of each letter.
    Keep up the good work.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  13. nice job on the headboard!


  14. Absolutely fabulous, Joy! You, my friend, are so creative and everything you make is truly beautiful. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

  15. Dr. Who would be proud! I have the stencil and a table - now need the time to finish it.

  16. I think I need to order that stencil - it looks fabulous on your headboard !!!

  17. BINGO! You scored big time with this one Joy. Love, the stencil! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  18. Too cute! I love that headboard! I have been wanting to order one of her stencils. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  19. Joy, Great job on the stenciling! Bingo interesting subject matter. Sylvia D.

  20. Thanks a lot for one’s intriguing write-up. It’s actually exceptional. Searching ahead for this sort of revisions.

  21. That headboard is one of the most clever things I have ever seen! Looks GREAT!!!

  22. What a wonderful teacher you are, Joy! LOVE the BINGO headboard idea, your image came out amazing!

    Yes, cloth most certainly does a better job than paper. I tend to grab what's closest to me, but have never regretted a good nearby rag! :)

    Thanks for sharing your tips, and for the mentions! :)

  23. What caught my eye is not the headboard but the TARDIS!! LOVE IT!! My oldest son and I are huge Dr. Who fans with me watching Dr. Who ever since it was on PBS in the 80's!! Love the Tardis!!


  24. This turned out sooooo good! I'm so glad you shared it on Found And Foraged!


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