Subtle Patterned Letter with Mod Podge

Hi all! Rachel from Architecture of a Mom here with another frugal decor idea! And once again, I’m continuing to work on my letter wall, and I have to say that I’m most excited about this letter. I’m completely in love with the indigo color, and  this is a great and subtle way to add pattern to anything–and it’s super simple! Here’s what you need:

 

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A wooden letter

flat craft paint

gloss mod podge

stencil

paint brushes

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First, you need to paint your letter. It is very important that you select regular craft paint, with a flat finish. I did two coats, with my second coat’s brush strokes going perpindicular to my first coat.

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Then, I selected my stencil. You can use any stencil, but I chose this new kind from Plaid/Mod Podge Rocks. The stencils in this line are generic geometric patterns, and they are self adhesive and are very flexible if you are working with a curved surface.

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I pressed down pretty hard on the stencil to make sure I didn’t have any bleed-through.

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And then I dabbed on the gloss Mod Podge.

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Carefully remove your stencil while the Mod Podge is still wet.

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If your letter is as large as mine was, you’ll have to wait until the Mod Podge is dry and then line up the stencil to create your repeat.

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I just love how in low light the pattern almost vanishes, but in more light, as you move around the letter the reflection changes. It almost shimmers, but in a very subtle way. It’s going to look great with all the other letters that I’ve created to decorate my wall!

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Thanks, Carrie for letting me share my monogram love with all your readers!

Rachel Joyce (9 Posts)

Hi! I'm Rachel! I work full time as an architect outside the home, and full time as a wife and mom to 3 girls (including twin preschoolers!) inside the home. I love design in all forms, and I regularly cook, craft, and DIY my way to sanity at Architecture of a Mom. If you love inexpensive creativity then you need to check out the architecture of this mom! Blog/Facebook/Pinterest/Twitter


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