- Blank Stocking
- Piece of cardbaord to go inside the stocking (we can give you this if you pop in the shop)
- Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - A project pot is plenty for this!
- Annie Sloan Stencil - We used Tallulah
- Stencil Brush or Roller
- Annie Sloan Mix Mat
- Masking Tape
Cut a piece of cardboard to roughly fit inside the blank stocking, and pop it inside - this will stop paint bleeding through once you've started
Step 2 :
To apply the stencil design you can either use a stencil brush or foam roller - you might find it useful to use Annie Sloans Mixmat - this mat lets you pour Chalk Paint out without if spreading everywhere and is partilarly useful if you're using a foam roller.
We used Annie Sloans Tallulah stencil, this design has always reminded us of welsh blanket designs and creates a lovely Christmas feel when using Emperors Silk Chalk Paint!
If using a stencil brush, then add some Chalk Paint to the brush, hold the stencil down firmly (or stick down with masking tape if you prefer), and do a downwards tapping motion over the stencil. Avoid using lots of paint as it might make the design bleed.
Ideally let the Chalk Paint dry before lining the stencil up again and repeating the design (you could use a hairdrier to speed this up)
Once you've done the design all over, let the stocking dry and repeat on the other side. Don't be too pedantic with it - the idea is for it to look handmade - enjoy it!