How to 2 colour stencil featuring a bingo board key organizer

How to 2 colour stencil featuring a Bingo Board key organizer / Funky Junk's BINGO old sign stencil
Are you a key loser like me? If so, this cute Bingo board styled key organizer could be your next DIY!

Wait till you see just how easy this one is… you can make this in under an hour.

If you don’t take 100 pictures along the way like me of course.. ah, the life of a blogger. 🙂

I also wanted to demonstrate how to two colour stencil. 

Don’t miss the basics of stencilling in Part 1 HERE. (how to paint load, clean, etc)

cutting plywood for a base / How to 2 colour stencil featuring a Bingo Board key organizer / Funky Junk's BINGO old sign stencil

1. Cut out a base.

I wanted my key organizer super rustic, but not heavy weight. So a sheet of plywood was perfect this round.

I sized my board according to the chosen stencil. The Bingo Board stencil comes in two sizes. I picked the 14″ x 14″ for this project.

I laid the stencil on a sheet of plywood, then measured off 2 ruler widths away from all four edges, to determine the finished size.

(The least amount of using real numbers, the better for me!)

centring a stencil / How to 2 colour stencil featuring a Bingo Board key organizer / Funky Junk's BINGO old sign stencil
2. Centre the stencil design on the base.

Here’s where the signmaker in me kicks in.

Option #1:

Tape the two top sides of the stencil, so as you measure, you can rotate one side at a time.

Position until centred.

alignment marks on stencil / How to 2 colour stencil featuring a Bingo Board key organizer / Funky Junk's BINGO old sign stencil
Option #2:

Along the outer perimeter of the board, measure the side centres, and the TOP and BOTTOM centres, marking with a pencil for reference.

Then align the stencil’s centre lines to yours. Done!

Tip: Something you’ll find on every single stencil in my line are centre measuring marks and alignment marks engraved right into the stencil. 

These will GREATLY help your positioning efforts.

How to 2 colour stencil featuring a Bingo Board key organizer / Funky Junk's BINGO old sign stencil
3. Once positioned, run tape guides along two edges for repositioning purposes.

How to 2 colour stencil featuring a Bingo Board key organizer / Funky Junk's BINGO old sign stencil
4. You can now lift your stencil to use spray adhesive. Placement back down will be a breeze!

5. Lightly mist your stencil with spray adhesive, then let sit for a couple of minutes.

How to 2 colour stencil featuring a Bingo Board key organizer / Funky Junk's BINGO old sign stencil

6. Position stencil and get ready to paint!

The basics of stencilling are in PART ONE HERE. I recommend reading it if you haven’t yet, to achieve a pro result.

How to 2 colour stencil featuring a Bingo Board key organizer / Funky Junk's BINGO old sign stencil
7. Tap with a dryish brush until covered.

Tapping with a dryish brush takes effort for a piece this size. If you aren’t tired, you have too much paint on your brush. 🙂 A larger sized stencil brush would be a good idea for a stencil this size.

You can also ‘slightly’ dampen your brush first. The flow of paint seems to move around better.

Registration marks on stencil / How to 2 colour stencil featuring a Bingo Board key organizer / Funky Junk's BINGO old sign stencil
8. Place masking tape under top registration marks. (to align the 2nd colour stencil)

I forgot to do this, so I did it after painting the first coat. You will need these marks visible when you remove the first colour stencil.

Super big thanks to my gal pal stencil guru Joanne for this tip!

Registration marks on stencil / How to 2 colour stencil featuring a Bingo Board key organizer / Funky Junk's BINGO old sign stencil
9. Draw or paint in the triangles for reference.

Now you can freely remove your stencil.

Registration marks on stencil / How to 2 colour stencil featuring a Bingo Board key organizer / Funky Junk's BINGO old sign stencil
10. Position BINGO (2nd colour) in place (after spray adhesive).

Adding 2nd colour / How to 2 colour stencil featuring a Bingo Board key organizer / Funky Junk's BINGO old sign stencil
11. You’re now ready to paint your 2nd colour. ( BINGO and Free Space. )

I painted mine in white, but forgot to take pictures. 🙂

Tip: A light colour going on a dark background will require more paint. Still use a dry brush, but add another (light) coat after the first one dries a little. Just don’t overdue any stencil edges.   

You can also start with a painted base, so you can match up the word BINGO to the background. I just wanted a woodsy look for mine.

Now… let’s make this cute thang DO something productive! 

I have big trouble with keys, so all those numbers reminded me of a hotel key sorter with assigned numbers. 

Screws for key hooks / How to 2 colour stencil featuring a Bingo Board key organizer / Funky Junk's BINGO old sign stencil

Screws for key hooks / How to 2 colour stencil featuring a Bingo Board key organizer / Funky Junk's BINGO old sign stencil

Random screws were placed into position along with one big quirky hook for added interest.

I used screws because I wanted the numbers to outshine them.

Plus I like the industrial look of black metal screws. Is that weird? Oh, probably.

Screws for key hooks / How to 2 colour stencil featuring a Bingo Board key organizer / Funky Junk's BINGO old sign stencil
My keys don’t seem to mind though.

How to 2 colour stencil featuring a Bingo Board key organizer / Funky Junk's BINGO old sign stencil
It’s absolutely perfect on my junk entry wall!

How to 2 colour stencil featuring a Bingo Board key organizer / Funky Junk's BINGO old sign stencil

Bingo indeed. 🙂

This design would be cute on a tray, table top, cabinet door, clothes or toys hanger in a kids room, towel holder in a bathroom, hang up your games gear… hmm… where would you use it?

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  1. This is super-cute! I think the Bingo stencil really lends itself well to this project, too…it just looks like it “belongs” there…does that make sense? I love that you can do this stencil in two colours…I think the white on the black makes it pop…and hey, I’m all for those screws, too, girl…screws never looked so amazing as they do here! This is a project I think I can do without screwing up too much…hehe! 🙂

  2. I have a lot to learn about stencils!!! I see my first mistake is not using the adhesive, but I’m no longer going to leave out that step. I love how you used the screws, you don’t really notice them from a distance but up close they look like they so belong!!