Why use wallpaper when you can try this classic stencil Damask Rose!
Reusable stencils save you money and make you feel proud of your
creation. This elegant traditional allover pattern is perfect for DIY
decor. Use this
stencil as a classic allover pattern, or simply place it freely here
and there for more contemporary or informal look. Damask stencil
patterns bring stylish elegance to any room. Great for traditional or
contemporary decor - just play with your color combination! Looks
stunning on the accent wall.
If you compare our stencil thickness, size, design quality and prices,
you will be amazed at the value that Cutting Edge Stencils offer!
Try this stencil with our new Clip-on Stencil Level
, (sold separately) and discover how
easy it is to achieve perfectly level results without dealing with all
those bulky heavy bubble levels and annoying laser levels.Want to learn the simple damask/allover stenciling technique?
Here are the detailed illustrated step-by-step Damask/Allover Stenciling Tips.
Stencil has an easy registration system
, just use the parts of the design to align the stencil. Don't worry about super perfect alignment: in the end your eye will never ever notice if it's a little bit off. We decorative pros "fudge" allover patterns all the time! The walls in most houses are often not straight, so some "fudging" while stenciling helps a lot.
We find that it is not necessary to use spray adhesive with our stencils
. However, if you want to minimize paint seepage or are using high contrasting colors, adhesive is very helpful (Elmer's spray adhesive seems to be the best). Make sure you shake the can well and lightly mist (not drench) the stencil, and let it dry for a moment before positioning it on the wall. This step will prevent the adhesive residue transferring to the wall. You'll need to re-mist the stencil after a few repeats. Clean-up tip: Spray the stencil with Simple Green to help to remove adhesive residue.
About paint seepage:
Even with a proper loaded roller and correct technique you might get some minor paint seepage here and there. In most cases it's not noticeable, especially from a couple of feet away and it can be easily touched up with a small brush. Don't forget that you're creating a "hand-painted wall finish". A few imperfections and some paint seepage here and there are natural and inevitable for this type of work. To minimize seepage, use spray adhesive and less paint on your roller and brush.
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 dense foam 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
All of our stencils
are made of thick, sturdy but flexible 12 mil clear
plastic, reusable, easy to clean and stenciler-friendly! In our 20+
years of professional stenciling this material has proven to be far
superior than any other material we used, including the industry
standard 8 mil mylar.
We are certain you'll notice the difference
and will love working with it, just like all the folks who already
bought our stencils.Our stencils
are made to last and with proper care and storage will serve you for a long time.