Stenciled Mission-Style Plaque

Stenciled Mission-Style Plaque

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Plaid
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Additional Information



  • Wood plaque
  • FolkArt items: Stains: Oak, Maple, Walnut Acrylic Paints: Sterling Blue, Thicket
  • 3" Number stencils of choice
  • Classic 8"x10" stencils value pack
  • One Stroke Brushes, flat & liner
  • Small stencil brush
  • Soft rags
  • Stencil tape
  • Paper, pencil & ruler


  1. Stain the front of plaque with Oak stain. Tip: Apply stain in the direction of wood grain using a flat brush. Wipe in the direction of grain using a soft cloth. Wipe gently to remove excess. Let dry.
  2. Measure down from the top of plaque 1-1/4" and up from the bottom 1-1/4", making a pencil dot at right and left sides as you measure. The wide middle stripe should measure 4". Put stencil tape just under the pencil dots and press down well. Erase pencil dots.
  3. Stain both the top and bottom 1-1/4" stripes with Maple stain. Wipe gently to remove excess. Remove tape and let dry.
  4. Carefully stain around the outside edge of plaque with Walnut stain. Let dry thoroughly.
  5. Before stenciling the numbers on the wood plaque, stencil the numbers on a plain piece of paper to get the spacing correct. When satisfied, align the first 3" number stencil on plaque and tape down. Paint with small stencil brush and Thicket acrylic paint. Let each number dry before proceeding to the next number. Place a pencil dot where each number should start as a reference. Use a liner brush to correct any uneven spots.
  6. Refer to photo for positioning of the classic stencil designs used along the border. Paint alternate design elements with Sterling Blue and Thicket acrylic paints. Use stencil tape to tape off any stencil designs that you do not want to paint. Note: Stencil was cleaned and flipped over to make mirror image of corners.
  7. Optional: Use a spray sealer for added durability.