Kai Learns To Craft : Stencilling

Friday, April 27, 2012
 It’s another day to express yourself to the world through the medium you like best! What made me say this? Well, it’s the fact that I am trying my hand on DIY Projects and Crafts. You might have read my post about the first giveaway I ever won from Indie Fashion and Beauty’s blog, if you haven’t yet, you may read it here :> So anyway, as I was saying, my prize for winning that giveaway is a Martha Stewart Craft Set from Plaid Crafts! I was very happy to know that I won it and finally last Friday, April 20, 2012, I went to the Post Office to claim it!

It’s quite a heavy package considering that the contents are sets of paints and etc. 
So what are the contents you ask?


One (1) Mod Podge Water-based Sealer, Glue and Finish – This product is the bomb! I can only think of a lot of things to do with the use of this baby. It’s a good thing that it came in a big bottle because I will have a hard time purchasing one like this here in the Philippines. Mod Podge takes care of sealing your craft projects and gives it a glossy finish. I recently used this on one of my bangles to protect the metal from rusting and for the wood part to have a really shiny finish – looks as good as new!


One (1) Fabric Stiffener – I still haven’t found a use for this. It comes in a generously large tube as well so I should be thankful. According to the label, it stiffens any fabric which makes it easy to use for projects such as flower crochets and fabric appliques. My mom will make good use of this!


Four (4) Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-surface Acrylic Craft Paint in Satin and Glitter Finishes – These little babies come in 56ml tubes and are highly pigmented. As the label puts it, it can be applied on almost any surface – glass, wood, plastic, fabric and paper!  The colors I got though are only bright pink, mild lavender, glittery pink and gold.


One (1) set of Martha Stewart Crafts Adhesive Stencils in Fair Isle Dots Design – I must say this is the highlight of the set! HAHA :D Since I’m not a natural born painter, I find this very useful because it makes my decorating/designing projects fairly easy. It’s very easy to use and sticks on any surface, may it be flat or curved. It comes in 18 unique and pretty designs which I will show you later!


That’s it for the contents of the package and now I’m going to show you the first ever project I made using the abovementioned products. Please be good to me – I’m a noob at this and I’m hardly the SUPER artsy type.

First, I rummaged over the cupboard to find my first craft victim. Luck is on my side and I found this cute little ceramic sugar jar!
I find this photo disturbing. HAHA. Took it during night time with the wrong settings. :<
Since I am going to use the paints on this jar, I applied alcohol to the surface so the paint will adhere much better. I chose a design of my liking and took the stencil piece from the pad.

Once you have the stencil, you can stick it to the surface like this. I placed additional scotch tapes on the upper and lower sides because things can get messy.
I squeezed a tiny amount of the bright pink craft paint onto my mixing plate. With the use of a soft brush, I applied it onto the stencil. While the paint was still wet, I took the stencil off with extra care and voila! The jar has this cute design already! 

I did the same on all the sides of the jar and placed another design and color alternately. Easy-peasy right?  Anyone can do this.




And the finished product?

And because I can’t get enough of crafting, look at what I made! HAHAHA :D 


A box I bought for Php10.00 at PenHaus. I decorated this to house my craft materials :>
 Stay tuned for my regular posts about my Crafting Adventures which I will dub as "Kai Learns To Craft" [KLTC] :>

26 comments :

  1. Ooh, curious as to what you will do with the gold glitters soon. That looks like fun!

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  2. coooool. ang cute ng design na pinili mo for the the box. :)
    congrats for winning the contest :D

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  3. Nice mga crafts nila noh! If only we have those materials! I like it haha I have letters and hearts for stencils and some paints too! :D

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  4. wow!! this is great!! i love artsy crafty as well sine i am not that so busy mom hehe. i love mode podgy! its the way to go! xx

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  5. Wow, you are so creative and artistic. Very nice!

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  6. Waaah! The inner child in me wants to play with those stencils and paint! Anyway, you're welcome... hope we do more collabs in the future! :)

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  7. Creativity in its finest. Galing..

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  8. Good luck in your crafting adventure.

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  9. Hi Karen, these are fascinating. I remember my childhood playing and crafting stencils. (On my end it's messy art.) Congratulations for winning these. :D

    Cheers! ;-)

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  10. oh cool! it is indeed will make you busy always. I love crafting too!

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  11. great shots! All the best in your creative project :) Update us on your progress :)

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  12. Where did you get those? I need those products for my art projects. I can use these for cards, souvenirs and gifts. Yay. My clients will love this so much.

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  13. so cute! i love crafts too and would want to try this...

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  14. Congratz! I like the designs. They're wonderful and cute!

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  15. Very interesting nga ha. Ang galing. Nakakatuwa sobra.

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  16. They are so cute. Hope to give it a try soon.

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  17. Crafting is such a beautiful hobby. Wait... Martha Stewart is into crafting too? Is that the one who got into trouble a few years back? (can't remember the charges, but it must have struck something in me to remember the name) Well done on your ceramic jar.

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  18. Nice piece of art and great hobby!

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  19. whoa.. creative at skillful din! galing a! gifted! :))

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  20. cool and nice design. keep it up!

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  21. Products by Martha Stewart?
    Such artistic crafts and maybe pricey too.
    This is quite an interesting hobby to get busy with.

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  22. these are cute :) i wish i could learn how to stencil too :)

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  23. Very creative. Looks fun!

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  24. The designs are cute! How I wish I could try doing this too! :)

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