I found some really great home made screens at a garage sale last month. They hadn't been painted or stained. I gave them two coats of vinegar & steel wool stain to darken them up a bit. The recipe for the vinegar and steel wood stain is all over Pinterest.
Next I taped around the screen with blue painters tape to I wouldn't slop paint on the screens. I then painted the wood frame with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen. I distressed it and waxed it.
I taped a doily stencil on the frame and started stenciling with light ivory craft paint, but the lines of the stencil were too fine for painting on a screen. I washed it off before it got dry. I also used a little Krud Kutter spray that works pretty well to get paint off that hasn't cured yet.
I ended up using a Decoart Mandala Stencil. It was smaller but has a bolder design that worked with my screen.
I stenciled two doilies on each screen section. Since the screens were made of metal and not the new synthetics, magnets worked to hold my photos.
I used the Momenta Adhesive Stencil "Blessed" at the top.
Do you remember this hallway gallery wall that is a work in progress? It's not for everyone, but I am having fun with it!
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