French Tray with Stenciled Label

French Tray with Stenciled Label

Posted by DecoArt on Oct 26th 2014

Give a plain tray a continental vibe with Americana Decor® stencils and Chalky Finish paint.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • sandpaper
    • scissors
    • sponge brush
    • painter's tape
    • 1" flat brush
    • cosmetic sponge
    • wooden tray



    For best results when stenciling inside a tray or other similar object, you may need to trim the stencil to fit.

    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Use a sponge brush and Whisper to paint the tray inside and outside.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Use scissors to trim the stencil to lie flat inside the tray. (Optional: secure with painter's tape or hold with fingers while stenciling.)
    4. Load a cosmetic sponge with Relic. Pounce the sponge on a paper towel to remove excess paint. Lightly dab paint inside the stencil openings.
    5. Instruction #3
    6. Use sandpaper to distress the tray edges and stencil design. Remove any dust.
    7. Instruction #4
    8. Use a sponge brush or 1" flat brush to apply Ultra-Matte Varnish.
    9. Instruction #5