Thursday, March 14, 2019

Welcome To My Garden

A sign to welcome you - Spring will be official on March 21st.

Grouped a faux birds nest and eggs with a bisque bird who has been perched on my Welsh Dresser shelf for some time. 

Added a green 'family' mushroom (from DGS when he was younger).

The teapot with its matching tea mug is from my favourite Thrift Store. 

Spring thoughts.

Project: Welcome To My Garden stencil

Supplies used:

• Fusion paint Picket Fence for the background

• CeCe Caldwell's Beckley Coal, Texas Tea and .. Green 
  used for the words, branch and leaves
• Martha Steward stencil brushes
• my favourite paint brush
• a piece of 1/4" plywood
• stencil Welcome to My Garden by  Funky Junk's Old Sign 


• ruler

• blue masking tape
• newspaper
• paper towels
• Spray Nine for cleaning paint from hands, brushes and 
  stencil + sink/water)

Sequence for making the Garden sign

• collect supplies for each step (and clean brush/put paint 

  and brush away as used)

• paint board, dry, paint 2nd coat, dry

• lay stencil on board, use a ruler to ensure the 
  stencil is positioned the way you want it
• tape corners to keep stencil in place
• dip flat surface of stencil brush lightly into the 
  paint surface then DAB it almost dry on the 
  paper towel (or newspaper)

• tape any area you do NOT want paint to touch when you 
are stencilling - the little leaves off the branch (see just above) are an example, it is very easy to have some of the  brown 'twig' paint land on the 'leaf' area

• a hint - dab LIGHTLY until you are comfortable with the 
process, learn as you go and always test your brush for dryness on a paper towel, newspaper or even on the plastic of the stencil or the back of your hand to make sure you have the right amount of dry paint

Cleaning your stencil - brushes - hands - anywhere paint needs to be cleaned up ...

I use a variety of cleaning products to clean brushes and stencils. Warm water with any of the following; dish soap, brush soap (the lovely ones that are sold at the same stores that carry chalk like paint), Spray Nine, whatever is handy.

Cleaning your tools makes the future you much happier than trying to use brushes that are clogged with paint, lids stuck tight to the paint bottles, stencils stiff with layers of paint.

Did I mention to make sure the edge rim of your paint jar/container is free of paint because the paint dries very hard to the lid if you forget to clean the rim.

I have used this stencil before post here (June 2017)

and made myself one post here May 2017.

Thank you for visiting today



Featured by:
Donna of Funky Junk Interiors March 22/19

Sharing With:


Janet of Try It - Like It 
Roseann of This Autoimmune Life 

Michelle of The Painted Hinge
Kristie of Love My Little Cottage 

Donna of Two Chicks and a Mom


Kelly of Under a Texas Sky 

Kate of Chic on a Shoestring
Beverly of How Sweet The Sound
 Andrea of The Cottage Market
Donna of Funky Junk Interiors
Jen of A Fireman's Wife 
Suzanne of Pieced Pastimes
Pam of Pam's Party and Practical Tips

Anna M. of Strawberry Butterscotch 
Christine of Rustic and Refined 
Roeshel of DIY Showoff 


Lisa of Gramma's Briefs
Chloe of Celebrate and Decorate
Beth of Home Stories A to Z


Maria Elena of Our Home Away From Home
Robin of Fluster Buster
Katie of Lets Add Sprinkles
Marci of Stone Cottage Adventures 

Angie of Knick of Time
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Tarah of To Grandma's House We Go 
Rebecca of R & R At Home 
Cecilia of My Thrift Store Addiction 
Ann of Dabbing And Decorating


  1. Lovely, Joy! I need to get one of those stencils. Like it--and the funky mushroom--very much.

  2. Today I learned you can mask off parts of a stencil to get a better end result. I would not have thought of it as I don't have a lot of stencil experience. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty. We've just started a Facebook group called Creatively Crafty Showcase and you're invited to join us! It's another way to share this post and just about anything creative plus we'll have opportunities to interact/support each other. You'll find us here Hope to see you soon!

  3. Hi Joy, I love your Garden stencil! I've been stenciling flour sack towels this winter and you've inspired me to bring my stenciling outside now that Spring is on the way. Happy St. Pat's Day! ~Cheryl

  4. It’s beautiful!! Love all the treasures in front of the sign.....especially that teapot and cup! Happy Spring, Joy!!

  5. I love this! I haven't made anything like that before but I might do this one.

  6. Joy, your garden stencil is beautiful And I want to thank you so much for linking up to our Celebrate Your Story link party. We hope we are providing a celebration of your post and perhaps yours will be chosen as a feature by one of the hosts.
    Have a great and Blessed Day!
    Kari @ Me and My Captain

  7. Love the St. Patrick day decorations. Simple but effective.

  8. Thanks for sharing your pretty garden sign at Vintage Charm, Joy. Pinned!

  9. Love how your bench turned out! I'll be featuring it this week, thanks so much for sharing with us at the To Grandmas house we go link party!

  10. Lovely bench adds a touch of whimsy and color to the garden.
    Happy Spring,
    Kippi #kippiathome


Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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