I recently made my first project using Cricut’s new Smart Stencil material and my Cricut Joy, so I thought I would share it with you!
I’m the type of person that has too many plants, and loves any excuse to buy more plants, and the Smart Stencil material was the perfect excuse to do just that. For my first project, I decided to customize some ceramic planters with some acrylic paint and the stencil material. I loved how they turned out, and can’t wait to make even more stencil projects with my Cricut.
ABOUT SMART STENCIL
The Smart Stencil material is a new stencil vinyl material, that allows for mat-less cutting on the Cricut Maker 3, Explore 3 and Joy. With Cricut Stencil, you can create custom stencils. It features an improved stencil material, with an adhesive backing that makes for easy application. It’s durable, yet flexible and removes without residue. It’s great for walls, glass, cavas and wood. For more info, you can check out my Smart Stencil introduction post.
DIY Ceramic pots with cricut joy smart stencil
The possibilities are truly endless with the new stencil materials from Cricut! You can use the new stencil materials to create gorgeous murals, or customize/upsycle a variety of surfaces such as wood, canvas, ceramics with acrylic paint, spray paint, mod podge, or even etched glass cream.
- Cricut Joy
- Smart Stencil material in 4ft for the Cricut Joy
- Ceramic pots
- Acrylic paint and a paint brush
Step 1: create and cut your design
As always, the first step is to design your stencil using Cricut Design Space. You can either create your own design, or search “stencil” for ready to make projects. Once your stencil is designed, follow the prompts on screen to start cutting your stencil out with your machine.
For this project, I decided to do a combination of both. for the pot with the painted border around the top, I used a pre-designed stencil template I found on Design Space. For the other pot, I just searched for an image I liked and created small, individual stencils and scattered them across the surface of the pot.
Step 2: apply your stencil and get painting
Once your stencil is cut, simply weed out the negative space and then carefully apply your stencil to the surface! The weeding process for the Smart Stencil materials is the same as any other material.
Next, weed your design. You can use transfer tape to make it easier to apply your stencil to the surface. Once you have your stencil securely in place, it’s time to customize your pots! Simply take your paint brush and paint over your stencil. Once the paint is dry, simply peel away the stencil material to reveal your custom piece.
I had so much fun making these cute ceramic pots and really loved how they turned out. I’m looking forward to experiemnting more with the stencil materials!
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