looks stunning on accent walls! Beautiful, intricate allover
stencil pattern which has both traditional and contemporary flavors. Try it for
your next DIY wall painting project! This intricate design will look stunning not just stenciled on your accent wall, but also on sisal rug, curtains or even stenciled on glass!
It makes it easy to fill the gaps close to the ceiling line.
stencil, meaning you're filling in the pattern as opposed to outlining it. Keep this in mind when choosing your base coat color. Refer to Actual stencil picture (the last black and white picture) to see where the paint goes.
We offer this stencil pattern in a long and short version to accommodate the needs of different stenciling projects. If you have an accent wall that has little to no obstructions (windows, doors, shelves, etc.) then the Long Version is best because it will expedite the stenciling process. If you are working in a tighter space with many corners and obstructions, then the Short Version is better because it is smaller and makes it easier to get around these obstacles. There is no difference in the design scale between the long and short versions. The only difference is in the size of the sheet of plastic and the amount of repeats.
Stencil features an easy registration system
use rows of the previously painted design to align the stencil, check
for level and continue. This gives
you a seamless "wallpaper" look. Don't worry about
super perfect alignment: in the end your eye will never ever notice the
discrepancy. We decorative pros "fudge" damasks and allover patterns
the time! The walls in most houses are often not straight, so some
"fudging" while stenciling is very helpful and, in the end, not
While prior stenciling experience is a plus for allover stencil patterns, even beginners get great
results! This design is recommended for feature/accent wall or entire
room. It also
works for furniture and fabric embellishment.
Just look what Annie has created with this stencil pattern in her entryway (blue pic.) More on her blog, http://paiduptop.blogspot.com
Lindsey from BetterAfter blog stenciled a stunning gray and white wall
in her bath. Read about it on her blog, http://betterafter.blogspot.com
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 how to stencil a damask or allover pattern?
Here are the detailed illustrated step-by-step Damask/Allover Stenciling Tips.
And make sure you watch our short step-by-step Video Tutorials!
You'll find them extremely helpful for your stenciling project. Even beginners get great results!
Although most of our stencils
do not require the use of spray adhesive
, if your walls have a texture to them, this
pattern could benefit from it to help minimize paint
seepage (Elmer's spray
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
you will still
need to hold the stencil in place with a few pieces of blue painters
tape! Adhesive by itself is not enough to hold the stencil on the wall. Clean-up tip:
Spray the stencil with Simple Green to help to
remove adhesive residue.About seepage and imperfections:
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
avoid seepage, use spray adhesive and less paint on your roller and
brush.Did you know you can stencil your own fabric
and use it for curtains,
tablecloths, pillows, etc.? When stenciling on fabric, please use
stencil adhesive to ensure good results. First, tape your ironed fabric
to the surface so it doesn't
move around while you stencil. You'll get better results with stencil
brushes, but sometimes roller can work too, depending on your fabric.
some textile medium ( sold in craft stores) to your acrylic paint. You
can also get a specially formulated fabric paint, but, frankly, good
craft acrylic paint
with a dollop of textile medium mixed in works just as well, and costs
way less! :) Let the stenciled image dry completely, 24 hours is best,
heat-set it by ironing the fabric for about 20-30 seconds 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. We have stenciled on silk, cotton, linen and even sheer
with great results. It's always better if your fabric doesn't have too
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 long time.