Summer unofficially ended yesterday, and while I love me some fall flavors and temperatures, I am sad to see the season go. One summer favorite I know we can all keep going long into the autumn months is picnicking! I decided to throw a little rooftop picnic for Jeff and myself before we finally populated our deck with furniture (We got an outdoor daybed!) and luckily, I needed a little picnic blanket for Blognic (LA Bloggers, are you coming!?) too, so it was the perfect time for a DIY! I love the idea of using a painter’s canvas (it’s waterproof!) for the project (Bri did an amazing one right here!) so I tried my hand at some stenciling and my new favorite colors for fall: cobalt, poppy orange and copper. WAHOO!
Painter’s Drop Canvas with plastic backing
Square paper punch + cardstock OR square stencil
Paint brush or foam brush
Scissors (If making your own stencil like I did)
Punch a bunch of squares in a few sheets of cardstock. Be sure to leave room in between each. Cut each out. I ended up using about four stencils per color.
Lay your stencil down and paint over it, moving in a random pattern around the edge of the canvas.
Repeat with your second color…
…and your third. And more, if you so please!
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