I adore this time of year, the activities, family get together, Christmas music… I love it all! Also the decorating! There is so much magic this time of year, and making your home match that magic is one of my favorite things. With my crew of littles, they get into the season. Having my home reflect that joy, fun, and merry feeling is something I love to do. Today I am sharing yet another Christmas craft. I am pretty much going to be sharing a craft pr projects every day until Christmas. I did that much crafting lately. Today is is all about the rustic reindeer canvas art.
**This post contains sponsored content. I was provided with stencil, but my opinions and review of this are my own**
Along with this fun Rustic reindeer wall art I am taking part in another home decor challenge. This is part of the Create and share series that I have been doing once a month. A talented group of ladies get together and create something. I love seeing the varied outcomes of these challenges. This months is no different. We collaborated with Cutting edge stencils to bring you this amazing challenge, tons of inspiration and a giveaway! Yes, I just made your day. All of the links to see the other bloggers projects and the information for the giveaway are at the bottom of this post. For now I get to share with you what I created.
This is my second time working with Cutting Edge stencils, the first time I created a spider pillow. I loved the process of using their pillow kit. This time around myself and the other bloggers are all about the Holiday cheer. I selected this great reindeer stencil.
I knew I was going to create a wall art piece with this. However I was originally going to put this on wood pallet. I decided against it because a lot of my Christmas decor has a rustic feel with a fresh and light edge to it. You following me yet? I thought the wood pallets would be a little too rough for this look. I decided to use a blank canvas instead. Keeping the look minimal and letting the stencil speak for itself.
Because I knew that the overall look of this would feel light and airy, I knew I could use some pops of color. I decided to go with a teal, red and gray. I thought it was a little twist to the standard Christmas colors.
I set the stencil in the center of the canvas. Taping the edges down so it would not move around. Then I used a sponge paint brush for this portion of it. I put the light gray on, making it be the color of the reindeer itself. Dabbing on and then blending in. I did push down the corners in a few spots while I was dabbing the paint on.
I loved the way it looked up to this point. I admit stencils are still something I cam getting used to. But Cutting Edge stencil makes great quality ones to get my learning on with.
I finished off the stencil mixing in the teal and reds.
Once I knew it was dry I removed the stencil and was ready to add just a little something to this. I wanted to bring the rustic into this a little bit. I had these twigs in my craft supplies.
I cute them down to size, placed them where I wanted them to go. Then put a line of hot glue onto the canvas to have the sticks lay and adhere to the canvas. I created a little twig frame. It added just the pop or dark color and rustic that was needed for this to work.
I really like mixing dark and light with colors. Having the art piece mainly light with the pop of dark twigs warms this up and makes it feel ready for the Christmas season.
I took down a few pictures on this gallery wall in our study. Putting this and a few other key pieces. Now this gallery wall has transitioned perfectly into feeling very Merry!
If I were to do one thing different it would have nothing to do with the stencil itself. I love how it turned out and the colors I used. I would however add a few more twigs to the frame. Bulking it up a little.
I like using the standard red of Christmas and mixing it with a teal. It makes the project feel fresh and updated right away. This is not your Grandma’s reindeer art. I mean not yours, my Grandma has her whole house in coastal chic decor with a ton of teal. She is awesome like that. Not that your Grandma is not… ok guys… it was just a figure of speech!
This rustic reindeer wall art is yet another craft I get to add to my Christmas decor. With the teal it also has a fun feel to it. Making this space feel casual and of course whimsical. I love the whimsy feel this time of year. My kids did have one critique, this reindeer does not have a red nose. Apparently my kids do not hear that there is a whole group of other reindeer’s before Rudolph gets claimed. My kids see red, red nosed Rudolph and that is it!
I am so excited to see what stencil everyone else picked and what they did with it! From the picture it seems that we all have unique ideas for the stencils. Don’t forget to go and visit theirs. Also enter for a chance to win a stencil of your own!!!
1. Shabby Grace Blog ~ Rustic Reindeer Crate
2. Refashionably Late ~ Christmas Pillow
3. Tastefully Frugal ~ Christmas Tree Ornament Shadow Box
4. Pocketful of Posies ~ Reclaimed Holiday Wall Art
5. Domicile 37 ~ Edgy Reindeer Tapestry
6. Casa Watkins ~ Noel Stenciled Planter Basket
7. Creatively Homespun ~ DIY Rusty Reindeer Wall Art
8. Around the Watts House ~ Holiday Tote Bag
9. Penny Love Projects ~ Window Wall Rack
10. Flourish and Knot ~ Stenciled Table Runner
11. Old House To New Home ~ DIY Chalkboard Merry and Bright Sign
12. Up To Date Interiors ~ Noel Basket
13. Our House Now A Home ~ Rustic Reindeer Canvas Wall Art
14. The House Down The Lane ~ Reindeer Wall Art with Lights
15. Green with Decor ~ Christmas Craft with Stencil and Frame
16. Pretty Practical Home ~ DIY Hot Cocoa Tray
17. A Shade of Teal ~ DIY Christmas Tree Glitter Sign
18. Uncookie Cutter ~ Hanging Ornament Boards
19. One Mile Home Style ~ DIY Stenciled Scrap Wood Holiday Art
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What stencil caught your eye? What would you have done with this stencil?