Today's another Silhouette Challenge Day! I've been putting together a gallery wall in my office for, well let's say, maybe a year. Lol. I just can't quite get it where I want it, but I think I'm almost there! I use this large room as a pass through to the dining room, reading room, crafting room and also my office. I decided to use the main wall as a way to display our love of travel. On the shelves, I have my vintage camera collection and on the walls surrounding it are maps from places we've visited. I also recently did a special (just for me!) blog project which I'll share with you soon.
I love quotes and have a bible verse framed and on the shelf. I decided to add one more inspirational quote with a “travel” theme to the wall. I did this on a wood slab and created the stencil with my Silhouette Cameo machine.
Here is the project.
I started with a wood round and painted it with black chalk paint leaving a small bit of wood showing around the edges.
I wrote this quote in my Silhouette template and using a piece of cardstock, cut out the quote. Next, be sure to tape it down so it does not move on you while you are painting.
I used white craft paint and a stencil brush to dab the paint onto the stencil. Make sure not to overload the brush. You don't want any paint seeping under the stencil.
After the stencil dried. I turned over the slab and using leather cording, stapled a hanger on the back.
I hung it from a door knob which gives it a finished look.
Now, I feel like my gallery wall is complete!
I love this project because even if you don't have a Silhouette machine, you can use a store bought stencil to replicate this look.
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This is so pretty Amy! It really was the perfect piece to pull your whole gallery wall together! Thank you for joining in! I’m pinning your project!
Thank you, Cat! Isn’t it a good feeling to finally have something come together?
This turned out so great! I always see those wood pieces at Michaels are stare at them trying to think of something fabulous to do with them. Now I know! Thanks for sharing at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link!
Thank you, Samantha! 🙂
I just love the dark paint paired with the rustic wood and white text! Perfect combo and lovely quote 🙂
Thank you, Erica! 🙂
Love your wall decor!! And this is a perfect addition. I always enjoy anything with wood or natural elements! Great job! Pinning this one and your wall gallery with the shelves! Beautiful work!
It looks great in your room! I love the idea of using cardstock for a stencil, that’s genius!
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I have written many words on projects like this one (including my latest one on the blog), but I have never used a silhouette. I don’t have one. In fact, I have seen many other tutorial but never really understood how it worked until I saw this post. I guess I did not understand how the words transferred to the project but now I see how it is cut between the letters. Awesome!