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Aztec Inspired Monogram

By: A Pumpkin and a Princess
February 15, 2016

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Aztec Inspired Monogram
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Hello DecoArt readers! It’s Crystal from A Pumpkin & A Princess here to share with you an easy DIY Aztec inspired monogram. We’re currently in the middle of a room makeover for my daughter so I’ve been working on small DIY projects to decorate the space. I’m a big fan of creating our own décor, especially if it’s inexpensive and easy to make. When I started working on updating my daughter’s room I considered what fun, modern themes she would enjoy. I decided to add a few Aztec décor pieces to give them room a modern vibe and add color.   

Items needed:

  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz - Coastal Waters
  • Monogram Letter
  • Stencil Brush


For this project I’m using Americana Multi-Surface paint and a monogram letter from my local craft store.  

Instruction #1 - monogram-supplies
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Apply stencil on top of the letter; use a light adhesive stencil spray or tape if needed. Since my monogram has a raised border it made it difficult to keep the stencil in place. I added a couple pieces of tape then later removed the tape and finished stenciling the portions that were covered.

Instruction #2 - stenciled monogram
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The multi-surface paint line is my absolute favorite. It covers really well and didn’t need a second coat. Once I finished stenciling I removed the stencil and allowed the paint to dry for at least one hour.

Instruction #3 - stencil
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Coastal Waters is one of my favorite DecoArt paint colors. Luckily it pairs really well with the décor I’ve started collecting for her room so this Aztec monogram is a perfect fit.  

Instruction #4 - aztec letter
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Instruction #5 - DIY Tribal Monogram Letter50
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Be sure to visit A Pumpkin and a Princess  for more projects and to learn more about Crystal.


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