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Tropical Stenciled Heels & Watch Band

Decorating your accessories just became a lot easier with this stencil craft idea!

Tropical Stenciled Heels and Watch Band
Tropical Stenciled Heels and Watch Band
This image courtesy of decoart.com

Do you have plain accessories that you've been dying to decorate but you don't know how? Don't worry! With this Tropical Stenciled Heels & Watch Band tutorial, your accessories will look fashionable and brand-new. You don't have to go to the store and buy a whole new wardrobe. You just need some paint and a stencil. This painting tutorial will teach you to add a lovely tropical accent to a pair of heels and a watch band. Your accessories will look so fresh and tropical that everybody will be absolutely jealous!

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsPaint

Primary TechniquePainting

Easy

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • DecoArt® Stylin™ in White, Aqua, Fuchsia, Green, and Black
  • Block heeled shoes
  • Leather watch band
  • Adhesive vinyl
  • Electronic cutting machine
  • Transfer tape
  • Masking tape
  • Small paintbrush

Instructions:

Heels

  1. Use masking tape to block off the edges around the heel.

  2. Using an electronic cutting machine, cut a variety of tropical leaf shapes from adhesive vinyl.

  3. Peel the vinyl stencil off the paper backing using transfer tape and apply it to the heel of the shoe. Smooth the stencil down and peel off the transfer tape.

  4. Use a small brush to carefully apply light pink paint (Fuchsia mixed with White) over the stencil. (Take care to pull the brush and paint down across the edge of the stencil instead of pushing paint toward the stencil edge.)

  5. Peel off the stencil to reveal the design.

  6. Repeat this process to add more leaf designs in the light pink color and to create the first layer of the design.

  7. After the first layer has dried, apply another leaf stencil. Paint over the stencil with Aqua or a dark green paint (Green mixed with Black) and then peel off the vinyl stencil.

  8. Repeat this process adding more Green/Black mix and Aqua leaves.

Watch band:

  1. Use the same process and stencil designs to complete a matching watch band.

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