How-To: Stenciled Planter
Project Creator: Brother Australia
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: BEGINNER
We love using herbs to enhance our food, and nothing is as tasty as freshly cut basil or oregano grown from your own home. If you’re looking at where you can grow them, grab an old planter and let us help you revamp it with our easy stencil tutorial. It’ll be perfect to sit on your window sill, balcony or deck! This tutorial can even be adapted to any other stenciling you would like to do, especially if you just want to arrange some flowers in a planter like shown further down below. Let’s get started!
- Brother ScanNCut Machine
- Stencil Sponge Brush
- Stencil sheet [CASTCL 1]
- Planter or any box (24cm wide x 9 cm deep x 8 cm high)
- Any coloured paint (Check the paint is suitable for whatever material planter or box you are using)
Our first step is one of the most important steps as we need to set up the ScanNCut machine with our stencil.
Go to your computer and load the online website – https://scanncutcanvas.brother.com. You can use the stencil template here: svg-files on your computer desktop then open ScanNCut Canvas to create the ‘fcm’ files. Alternatively, you can use any stencil template you may have or can draw.
Then set the below measurements:
- Blade depth setting of 1.5 on the cartridge
- Cut speed is 3
- Cut pressure is -1
- Draw speed is 3
- Draw pressure is 0
This step involves patience and skill. With the backing paper of the stencil facing downwards, attach it to the upper left of the mat. Then load the sheet into the machine and let the cutting commence.
Next, the ScanNCut machine will cut out the template onto the stencil. Remove the stencil sheet from the mat then carefully (and we mean very carefully), peel off the stencil from the backing paper.
Carefully place the stencil over the planter or any box preferred. Make sure you keep the stencil as straight as possible, so that you don’t mess up all the hard work.
Cover the sponge brush with whatever color of paint of your choice. Then, evenly dab the paint along the stencil. Note: We recommend using a sponge brush with the stencil for a sponge paint effect. However, you can use whatever brush you would like.
The final step involves slowly peeling the stencil off to see your creation. Then plant your herbs or flowers and see the final masterpiece. Now show it off to all your friends and family!
See the final creation!