Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Silhouette Stencils for Pride and Prejudice Paintings

A few years ago I found some darling watercolor prints from Slovly on Etsy.
I love her style...so sweet :)
Anyway, these sweet prints have just been sitting in clear sleeves waiting for a proper framing.
I have acquired quite a collection of unfinished wooden frames of late and decided that two of them needed to go to this project.

First, I painted each frame a solid color...

Then, I used my handy dandy Silhouette Cameo to cut out some beautiful patterns from contact paper...

I peeled off the back of the contact paper and placed them on the frames...

I painted a different color all over the stencil and frame...

After a few minutes of drying, I peeled off the contact paper...

After the frames were completely dry I sanded and distressed them and added the pictures.

Aren't the pictures darling?!?
I present Miss Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy.
I was really pleased with the results although they weren't perfect {the damask stencil was so intricate that some of it got torn as I peeled it from the mat and there were such little parts that sometimes the paint got underneath the contact paper} and if I were to do them again I probably would have chosen more complementary colors...but I love them anyway :)

I love that they now are framed and sitting on my shelf.  They make me smile :)


  1. Perfect, Aimee! I think they worked out beautifully!
    It is nice to have things around you that make you happy. It also feels so good to complete projects that have been waiting for attention for a while. : )

  2. They are adorable! That silhouette is coming in handy!

  3. First of all, I'm so happy you found my blog and now I can follow you! So fun, Second, those P&P drawings are absolutely perfection itself. I might need some for my own library. Third, I think you are wonderful. You are seriously such a light and I am so happy to be in your ward! I hope we can play soon. Maybe dinner sometime!