This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Blue Print Social for Ed Roth Stencil1 Stencils and FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint by Plaid Crafts. As always, opinions are 100% mine.
I haven’t had much time for crafting lately in the midst of getting ready for my mother-in-law to visit, and spring cleaning but I needed a little break the other day when I wasn’t feeling too well, so I decided to whip out the paints and play. 🙂 Something about painting always makes me feel better. Does that happen to you too?
Recently, I bought this pretty yellow orchid at the nursery. I don’t usually bring home indoor plants because 1. I seem to always kill them. 2. This happens…
…and right after this she started gnawing on the stem. I’ve tried spraying her with water, making loud noises, even using citrus essential oils (cats hate citrus) to get her away from houseplants. Nothing phases baby Rosie (our little manx kitten or what we affectionately call our wild and crazy mini bobcat!) 🙂
Orchids typically come in just a standard terra cotta pot, but I felt like sprucing it up a bit. I was recently sent FolkArt multi-purpose paints and a fun stencil designed by Ed Roth, a super-talented designer, painter and DIY enthusiast. His Stencil1 line has crazy cool designs and graphic, modern patterns!
I started out by removing the orchid and painting the pot black.
Then using the stencil, a stencil brush, and a silvery white colored multi-surface FolkArt paint I began to stencil on the design. I’m going to be honest here, it was kind of tricky since the pot curves. I had to be creative with getting it to fit properly and line up, plus I had a really hard time getting the lines of the pattern crisp. It might have just been this pattern, the paint, or the combination of using it on the terra-cotta but I had a heckuva time with it and I’ve stenciled things before…
I ended up taking a small craft brush later and free handing some lines to make it look finished, and clean up the spots that bled. Overall, I like the way it turned out, kind of modern tribal-ish. 🙂
Just hopefully I won’t kill the orchid 😉