Stencils make every project better. They allow you to create a perfect image even if you are not great at drawing or sketching. Usually when I use a stencil I pair it with paint, whether it's one color or multiple colors. Outside of using just paint with my stencils, I've branched out a little bit and have used Mod Podge before. I added my Mod Podge over a stencil and then poured glitter over it to create a glittery quote. I was so happy to have a successful project with a stencil using something other than paint!
I was recently at Target checking out their super cute home decor section. I had made my way to the artwork aisle and saw a really cool picture of a flower that had been cut out of paper with the ends lifted up to show a piece of colored paper peaking out from behind it. When I saw this, a lightbulb went off! I could use my flower stencil to create my own version of this super cool 3D paper flower artwork I had been inspired by.
For this project, I actually traced my stencil with a pencil. I can now add this to my stencil options that do not include paint! Let me just tell you, this DIY was so much fun. It took a little bit of time to cut out all of my flower petals, but I found it quite relaxing. It was so cool to see my flat paper flower come to life after cutting around each petal and then lifting it up a bit. Once I finished cutting all of my flower petals I added my blue paper behind my flower to create a really cool effect. I have seen a similar 3D effect used on wrapping paper. Just think how cool it would look to create four of these and cluster them on a wall. You could even make them with different colored paper behind them!