If you love butterflies, this stencil is for you! Stencil this Butterfly Medallion on a ceiling in your kids room or
nursery! This stencil medallion also works great in Living
room or Bath, or pretty much any wall space that needs some interest.
This stencil will
also work on walls and fabrics.
If you compare our stencil thickness, size, design quality and prices,
you will be amazed at the value that Cutting Edge Stencils offer!
Be creative: use different colors for each butterfly, create your own
allover butterfly stencil pattern, add shading - possibilities are
endless. You can stencil over simple latex paint, plaster, faux finish
background or even wallpaper if it is in decent condition.
butterfly stencil is so easy to use, virtually anyone can do it. You'll
need to mist the stencil with spray adhesive (Elmer's is great) then
tape the stencil to the ceiling using BLUE painter's tape, then load
your foam roller with the paint of your choice (latex or acrylic). Get
rid of excess paint by rolling the foam roller over a folded paper
towel. Then, just roll it over the stencil applying medium pressure for
an instant fabulous result! Don't press on the roller too hard
otherwise you might get some bleed. Remove the stencil, rotate it 180
degrees, tape it and do it again.
It's better to remove the light
fixture when you stencil, but you can stencil with the fixture in
place, too. If your escutcheon plate is wider than the center of the
stencil, simply widen the stencil center with scissors by removing the
smallest row of butterflies.
When stenciling on fabric, stencil adhesive is very helpful. First,
tape your ironed fabric to the surface so it doesn't move around while
you stencil. Use stencil brushes, or roller, and add some textile
medium ( sold in craft stores) to your acrylic paint. You can also get
a special fabric paint, but, frankly, good craft acrylics with a dollop
of textile medium work just as well, and cost way less too! :) Let the
stenciled image dry completely, 24 hours is best, then heat-set it by
ironing the fabric for about 20 sec. ( more or less) on a LOW setting
through the piece of cloth. Heat-setting will cure the paint and will
prevent it from being washed off in the washing machine. Always
experiment with a sample of your fabric first to ensure good results.
I've stenciled on silk, cotton, linen and even sheer fabrics with great
results. It's always better if your fabric doesn't have too much