A DIY raised stencil effect is the perfect way to give this gorgeous Angel Stencil texture and dimension.
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Some things are just meant to be and as soon as I saw this angel stencil I did a little happy dance. I collect angels and don’t have any angel art work. I knew immediately I wanted to create a DIY raised stencil effect on this piece. The angel wings come to life with this raised effect. Let me show you my easy and inexpensive trick for this look, that you can use on any stencil.
DIY Tutorial – How To Easily Create A Raised Stencil Effect
Spackle (Dollar Store)
Blank White Canvas
DecoArt Glamour Dust Crystal
DecoArt Pearl Americana Decor Metallics
DecoArt Gold Americana Decor Metallics
DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint Sky Blue
DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint, Oyster Beige
ELMERS Repositionable Mounting Spray Adhesive
I started by painting the entire canvas with two coats of Oyster Beige. Then I sprayed a little spray adhesive to the stencil and laid it on top of the canvas.
They sell embossing pastes and creams to create a raised stencil effect. However, to keep costs down, I use good ol’ spackle from the Dollar Store. You can use a small putty knife to add the spackle to the canvas.
Be sure to get the spackle in all the open grooves of the stencil. You can take the stencil off once it is covered, but let it dry overnight.
You can see how the detail of the stencil really shows up with this raised effect.
For this angel I wanted to keep it light, but elegant. Nothing says elegant more than gold right? The metallic gold paint really give the angel wings the elegant effect I was hoping to achieve. I not only painted the raised areas in gold, but also the flat part of the wings as well. While I was at it, I added Glamour Dust while the paint was wet. Because we all know everything is better with sparkle!
The body of the angel was painted with a Pearl Metallic color and Glamour Dust. I love the pearl effect of this metallic paint. It seems made for an angel!
Once the entire angel was painted, I decided to lightly paint a pretty sky blue around it. This definitely completed the piece.
I couldn’t be happier with this finished project. Angels are very comforting to me and signify loved ones lost. This angel is hung right on the side of my bed where I can see it before going to sleep, and first thing when I wake. I am hoping this will become a treasured piece that will be passed on to my daughter someday.
If you liked this raised stencil effect, you can see how I used it on a Sea Horse Headboard here. A huge thank you to Stencil Revolution for collaborating on this project. I would love it if you would follow me on social media below and also subscribe to my email so you never miss a post!
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