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First, I just love Ed Roth and the FolkArt® Stencil1 stencils!! So, boy, was I excited when I was able to work with the FolkArt® Stencils & Paints for this project in Katie's room! Katie's closet doors had stickers from the previous little girl who lived here and no matter what we did to the doors, they just continued to look bad.  Besides scratches, the stickers were nearly impossible to remove and the little girl had even doodled on the door. That might be cute except that Katie is 15 and well, doodling on the door by a 5 year old kid is NOT COOL. Not cool at ALL, MOM! That's when we decided we should figure out how to stencil a closet door.

DIy Stenciled Closet Doors with FolkArt Stencil1 by Jennifer Priest

We decided to clean the doors as best we could with adhesive remover and spray cleaner. While we were cleaning, we applied Plaid FolkArt® Stencil Adhesive to the back of the Plaid FolkArt Stencil1 Nature Damask Stencil (#30965) and allowed it to set for 10 minutes. FolkArt® Stencil Adhesive is repositionable and makes it easier to create perfectly stenciled projects by keeping the stencil in place while you paint. The Stencil1® FolkArt® Laser Stencils are laser cut mylar, which makes them very durable, reusable, and have lots of detail. Stencil1® is a street art inspired brand founded by artist, painter, graphic designer, DIY enthusiast Ed Roth. I've been following Ed for YEARS and have some of his very first stencils … I had to drive almost 2 hours to an art supply store to get them back in the day. Now, you can pick up FolkArt Stencil1 stencils at your local Michaels.

We identified the worst areas and decided to concentrate the stenciling efforts on those sections of the doors. Since Katie's room has grey, black, and purple tones, I decided to go for an ombre effect. We started with Plaid FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in Dove Gray (#2954) at the top of the doors. The next row of stenciling down, we used Plaid FolkArt Multi-Surface Metallic Acrylic Paint in Silver Sterling (#2964). I was really pleased to see how easily the satin finish paint blended with the metallic finish paint – this makes stenciling with an ombre or mixed paint technique easily and very doable. Finally, we added Plaid FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in Light Lavender (#2955) to the lower stenciled areas on the doors, mixing it with the previous colors of paint for a mottled, almost ombre effect. We decided to go for an off-center approach with the pattern starting at the top of the doors and then the pattern starts “falling away” as we approach the bottom of the doors. We took the doors off the tracks and worked on them in the garage – this was much easier than trying to navigate a step ladder while painting the veritcal doors. Here's how I created this stenciling project:


This project took about an hour to complete. Imagine how you could change the look of something in your home with Plaid FolkArt stencils and paint in just an hour!

Find FolkArt® stencils, paint and more at Michaels. And find out more about Plaid and FolkArt Stencil1 stencils here:

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Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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