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Stencilled Chair


Courtney Chilson

Starting in kindergarten, Courtney found herself more attracted to finger painting than playing with toys. It was clear that a career in art awaited. After earning her B.F.A. in Illustration from Cal State Fullerton, she continued to paint, while being influenced by pop culture. As a Sizzix in-house designer, Courtney combines traditional drawing and digital technique to express her fresh, youthful style. Outside of work, Courtney works on her art and loves to visit Disneyland.

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Print Idea


Upcycling old furniture and making them look brand new is the way forward.

Themes: House & Home

Sizzix Die(s) Used

  • Sizzix Bigz Die - Eucalyptus
  • Sizzix Bigz Die - Tropical Lei
  • Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray)
  • Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine Only (White & Gray)
  • Sizzix Big Shot Express Machine Only (White & Gray)
  • Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway Machine (White and Grey) with Free Bonus Content


Other Supplies: White chair, Grey furniture paint, Sticky back plastic, Sponge, Cocktail stick, Ruler, Pencil, Craft knife

  1. Cut two eucalyptus out of sticky back plastic ensuring they face different ways.
  2. Cut two of the broad petal leaves on the Tropical Lei die out of sticky back plastic. Keep the centre circle as well as the petals.
  3. Use the ruler to find the centre point on the back of the chair and mark lightly with a pencil.
  4. Stick the centre circle from the Tropical Lei flowers where you marked.
  5. Stick one of the Tropical Lei petals around the circle. Use a sponge to fill in the flower with grey furniture paint. Peel off the plastic.
  6. Do the same with the Eucalyptus leaves, one at either side of the flower, trying to keep them symmetrical.
  7. When these have dried, layer the second Tropical Lei flower over the first, intersecting the petals. Then repeat the same process as before – apply the paint and peel off the plastic.
  8. Finally, when everything has dried, use a craft knife to gently remove the centre of the flower to expose the white beneath