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Easter Silhouette Plate DIY Project

Hope you’re feeling crafty this weekend… because Vana Chupp of the lovely online shop Le Papier Studio is here with a fabulous DIY Tutorial on how to create your own charming Easter Silhouette Plates & Bowls! You’ll find step-by-step images and details below, as well as free downloads for the adorable Easter bunny and Easter Children silhouette patterns pictured here. {You can also use this same technique for your own favorite designs!}

Le Papier Studio specializes in elegant & personalized silhouette-adorned creations like stationery, plates, invitations, jewelry, fine art prints {featuring your kids, pets, family tree, etc.} and more.

Easter Silhouette Plate DIY Project

MATERIALS:

– Glass Plate
– Glass Bowl (optional)
– Easter Templates {click here to download}
– Stencil/Clear Transparent Paper with adhesive back (or contact paper)
– Acrylic Paint (any color you like)
– Sharpie
– X-Acto Knife
– Sponge & Brushes

Step-by-step images, followed by instructions:

Easter Silhouette Plate DIY Project

Easter Silhouette Plate DIY Project

TECHNIQUE:

1. Trace the silhouettes on the transparent paper/stencil. Cut out the stencil with x-Acto knife. (Take your time here and pay attention to all the details.)

2. Peel off the back of the stencil and stick the stencil on to the back of the plate/bowl (use the provided template as a guide).  Burnish the edges with your thumb (as shown on image 4).  This will prevent the paint from penetrating – resulting in a sharp design.

3. Start applying paint over the stencils with a sponge (image 5). While the first coat of paint dries, start painting the grass with the fine brushes. Apply a second layer of paint over the stencil. Allow to dry completely.

4. Gently peel off the stencil. Fix any imperfections with the fine brushes.

Lay the decorated glass plate over a white plate for a simple look or create a little stand by placing in on top of the glass bowl as a fun centerpiece!

Easter Silhouette Plate DIY Project

RESOURCES:
– Glass Plate & Bowl: IKEA
– Acrylic Paints, X-acto Knife, Brushes – Blick’s Art Materials
– Silhouette Easter Eggs – Le Papier Studio