FolkArt Ultra DYE Stenciled Step Stool
Something to Crow About!
The color awesomeness is brought to you by FolkArt ® Ultra DYE. The bold, saturated colors had me at first brush stroke.
The step stool is for Miss Sofi. At age four she is starting to shoot up (too fast) but still needs to push a barstool over to the kitchen sink to wash her hands. I bought the unfinished step stool at my local craft supply store and decided to stencil a design on it using the dye. The dye is brush-on (similar to paint) and is perfect for porous surfaces like unfinished wood, burlap, fabric, baskets, and natural fibers.
I got this cute stencil for the project. Who doesn’t love roosters and chickens. Also the step stool will be doing double duty in the kitchen.
I selected seven dye colors for stenciling the rooster and chickens. I poured just a dab of each color on a small paper plate.
The dye is thin and works best when stenciling with a dry brush. I dipped the stencil brush into the dye then wiped most of it off on a paper towel…..really….wipe off the brush until you think there isn’t any dye left on it. That’s what I mean by a “dry brush”. To stencil I held the brush straight up and down and made small circles with the brush.
I was going to stop with the rooster and chicken but couldn’t resist adding a couple of baby chicks. So cute.
The “chicken wire” stencil added the perfect finishing touch to the top and sides of the footstool. I used a spouncer and ran the spouncer across from side to side to stencil the “chicken wire”.
Patting myself on the back! I did good on the color combination for the rooster and the chickens. I do confess to looking at the project photo on the stencil package for color ideas.
As I mentioned earlier the step stool will be doing double (or triple) duty. After all Miss Sofi isn’t at the house all the time. The stool might be the perfect place for a couple of my favorite cookbooks.
Or it might be a temporary spot for that pot of flowers I haven’t had time to plant.
The FolkArt Ultra DYE comes in 14 vibrant colors. The photo frames above are ones the Plaid Creators Team painted in March while at Plaid Headquarters. The “smile” frame by Amy is perfect because this photo makes me smile every time I see it. The dye can be mixed to make custom colors. It’s water based too. Yea!
To seal a FolkArt Ultra Dye project apply a clear acrylic spray sealer to set the dye then finish with a coat or two of FolkArt Ultra Dye Satin Varnish for added protection.
Are you ready to try the dye? It’s available in stores now. Read more about the dye, brushes, and varnish sealer at Plaid Online.
How do you like my chickens? I’m crowing in between eating chocolates. See you tomorrow.
Disclosure: I partnered with Plaid Crafts on this post. All words, ideas and photographs are 100% my own.