Sunday, March 6, 2011

Cricut Vinyl and Stencil Fun!

We just got back from Florida where we did a "Live From The US" broadcast for Ideal World in the UK. Lucky UK viewers to get the Pink Expression at an amazing price!!!

One of the cartridges that was included in the bundle was Accent Essentials, which I must say is an 'oldy' but a goody!!! This is a perfect cartridge for home decor projects and so I thought I'd share my accent wall with you :)
Accent Essentials Stencil Project
Originally, we (my daughter Quin and I) planned to do a full wall with this pattern, but I thought it would be too much. The pony wall separates my kitchen from the family room, so I wanted something that was fun and not too serious. I love how funky and trendy it turned out, without overwhelming the entire visual space.

I used vinyl to cut my images, and filled in the whole space with an assortment of shapes cut from Accent Essentials, before I started to paint. Once we were happy with the positioning, (Quin was a key player after all!) I painted right over top of the vinyl with a lighter shade of the wall color. Once the paint was dry, I peeled the stencils/vinyl off and hung up the pictures!! Easy peasy!!!