DIY Tutorial with New Floral Stencil - Name It to Win It!

Post Update: This contest in now closed. 
The winning stencil name was Spring Rose Blossoms Stencil suggested by Melissa C.
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Our latest stencil that you can help us NAME to WIN is a new allover floral stencil that creates so many opportunities for spring time projects! We jumped the gun and got started right away! Here's an easy DIY tutorial using our new flower stencil over a gorgeous tone-on-tone striped wall finish:

 

Striped Wash Floral Stencil Feature Wall

Stencil Supplies:

Basecoat: Start with your favorite color of off white latex paint.

Step 1:  Start by finding the center of your wall and measure out to the corners every 7”.  Mark your lines from floor to ceiling.

Step 2:  Use blue painter’s tape to mask off on the outside of every other line to create 7” spaces in between for your stripes.

Step 3:  Use a foam roller to paint over the masked lines using the same base color as your wall, sealing the edge of the blue painter’s tape. This will help to keep the thinned paint used in the next step from bleeding under your tape lines.

Step 4:  Mix one part Old Ochre Chalk Paint® with one part water to create a “paint wash”. Use a chip brush to brush on the wash mix with long, vertical strokes. Start at the top of the wall and work your way down.

Step 5:  Remove the masking tape to reveal the stria striped finish.

Step 6:  Place the stencil in the middle of your wall, starting at the ceiling line. To create this custom blue color we mixed 1 part Patina Green Stencil Creme with 4 parts Pearl Oyster Stencil Creme. Stenciling with a large 3” Stencil brush will allow you to complete the whole wall very quickly. Don’t forget to offload the stencil brush each time you reload (just the tips) with paint onto good quality paper towels. Use a light pressure on the brush to keep a more translucent look to the stenciling and allow the background stripes to ghost through a bit.

Step 7:  Follow the registration marks and instructions that are included with the stencil to complete stenciling the whole wall.

Step 8: Once the Patina Green color combination is dry, place the clean stencil back on top of your first repeat, making sure all the elements are aligned correctly. Add some subtle shading by using Smoked Oyster Stencil Crème with a 1 ½ ” Stencil Brush. This will add more depth and dimension to the flowers and leaves. Be sure again to be working with a very “dry” brush and control your pressure, focusing the brushwork mainly at the edges where the petals meet and the bases of the leaves.

Pro tip! If you’ve never tried shading with a stencil before test out a few repeats on a piece of scrap paper first It does take a little bit of practice to get just the right amount of paint and pressure on the brush, but once you master this skill, it’s yours for life!

We hope this DIY tutorial using our new allover floral stencil inspires you to suggest the perfect name for this new design-in sizes for both walls AND furniture. If we choose YOUR name, the first stencil is yours!

ENTER TO WIN THIS STENCIL BELOW! Simply comment  with your favorite name for this new pattern before midnight Sunday, April 12, 2015. If we choose your stencil name you WIN it! Good luck!!!

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88 Comments

Stacy goad
Stacy goad

October 05, 2015

Fleur-de love

Erika
Erika

July 17, 2015

Amore di rosa

Rosemarie
Rosemarie

July 12, 2015

Florals Delight

April Bartlett
April Bartlett

May 24, 2015

Miss Victoria’s Parlor Rose with Tea

Janette Voiers
Janette Voiers

May 06, 2015

Forever Yours !!!
or
Cottage Rose!!!

Janette Voiers
Janette Voiers

May 06, 2015

Forever Yours!!!
Hope I win

SAM
SAM

May 06, 2015

Rose Cottage or Cottage Rose

Janette Voiers
Janette Voiers

May 06, 2015

FOREVER YOURS!!!
HOPE I WIN

Kimberly
Kimberly

April 24, 2015

The Lydia Rose

Mirza Zaifridin
Mirza Zaifridin

April 23, 2015

Flowers On The Wall

HIGHLAND ROSE
HIGHLAND ROSE

April 19, 2015

I LOVE SCOTLAND & THEY HAVE BEAUTIFUL ROSE GARDENS BELIEVE THAT AS THEY ARE RAMBLING & OLD AS THE CASTLES THERE & SMELL LOVELY IN FACT ADD ESSENSE OF ROSE WHILE YOU USE YOUR PAINT & WILL NOT COMPERMISE YOUR PAINT !

Dee Carroll
Dee Carroll

April 16, 2015

Elegant Victorian Roses

Chris
Chris

April 12, 2015

Frolicking Florals

Beverly G. Gray
Beverly G. Gray

April 12, 2015

Wild Rose Damask

Arthy Raja
Arthy Raja

April 12, 2015

Efflorescence (which means “to flower out” in French or A gradual process of unfolding or developing)

Jane Dionisio
Jane Dionisio

April 12, 2015

Rosie’s posie.

erin bliss
erin bliss

April 12, 2015

Rosamund’s Bower

kathy Macaskill
kathy Macaskill

April 12, 2015

50’s floral

Sondra T
Sondra T

April 11, 2015

This beautiful flower pattern should be called Royal’s Rose. Very fitting.

Gail M
Gail M

April 11, 2015

Rose Chintz Mural
or Rose Garden
or Garden of Roses

Beth Magryta
Beth Magryta

April 11, 2015

Royal Flush of Flowers

AILEEN
AILEEN

April 11, 2015

Fancy Floral Cascade

Brenda Goins
Brenda Goins

April 11, 2015

Happiness in bloom.

Because it makes me feel happy.

Jen
Jen

April 11, 2015

dancing with roses

Debra Huntley
Debra Huntley

April 11, 2015

This pattern sings “fun”! I can’t decide between Spring Frolic or Flower Frolic. Maybe Spring Flower Frolic!

Cindy
Cindy

April 11, 2015

Raven’s Rose

Angela Leachman
Angela Leachman

April 11, 2015

CLEMENTINE: the stencil has a vintage look to it; old fashioned. I think the name fits the look and overall feel.

Monica Marquette
Monica Marquette

April 11, 2015

Grow the Roses

Kathi Fletcher
Kathi Fletcher

April 11, 2015

Romancing The Rose

Gail Mendonza
Gail Mendonza

April 10, 2015

Garden of Roses or Rose Garden

freda
freda

April 10, 2015

Royal Rose.

mari
mari

April 10, 2015

miss Emma Blair for the rose design

Vicki DeCleene
Vicki DeCleene

April 10, 2015

Flores
Abundant Blooms

Vicki DeCleene
Vicki DeCleene

April 10, 2015

Flores or Abundant Blooms

Maggie Yavorsky
Maggie Yavorsky

April 10, 2015

How about calling it “My Subtle Garden”

Nancy Thompson
Nancy Thompson

April 10, 2015

IRISH ROSE

Frances Hauser
Frances Hauser

April 10, 2015

Pocket Full of Posies

Janine
Janine

April 10, 2015

Petal Play.

kpatterson
kpatterson

April 10, 2015

Roses in blossom

kpatterson
kpatterson

April 10, 2015

rose bouquet ?

kpatterson
kpatterson

April 10, 2015

rose bouquet

kelly cross
kelly cross

April 10, 2015

Cleo’s Closet

Mia
Mia

April 10, 2015

Floribunda Devonshire

Dori Anderson
Dori Anderson

April 10, 2015

So Pretty- A Peony Posy !

Diane Johnston
Diane Johnston

April 10, 2015

I like the name “Wallflowers”. My grandmother used to have this type of wallpaper in both bedrooms.

Rima
Rima

April 10, 2015

Zahra

ROBERTA LENDER
ROBERTA LENDER

April 10, 2015

Fleur de Rose Serene Morning
Brita Andersson
Brita Andersson

April 10, 2015

My suggest is “Secret garden” or
“Heavenly roses”
My best regards,
Brita Andersson

Patricia Kidd
Patricia Kidd

April 10, 2015

Midnight Summer’s Dream

Rita
Rita

April 10, 2015

Forever In Bloom

Melissa C
Melissa C

April 10, 2015

Spring Rose Blossoms

Susen
Susen

April 10, 2015

Mother’s Day

Gail Mendonza
Gail Mendonza

April 10, 2015

Roses Forever

Gail Mendonza
Gail Mendonza

April 10, 2015

Roses Allover

Lisa Davis
Lisa Davis

April 10, 2015

Rambling rose

Margaret von Kaenel
Margaret von Kaenel

April 10, 2015

Ramblin Rose
or
Floral Fantasy

Rosemarie
Rosemarie

April 10, 2015

Suggested Name: Summer Smile

Nichole Brown
Nichole Brown

April 10, 2015

English garden party

Tammy
Tammy

April 10, 2015

Wall of Roses

Pamela
Pamela

April 10, 2015

“COUNTRY BLOOM” sounds perfect!

Peggy Jackson
Peggy Jackson

April 10, 2015

Dancing Rose!

Mona Lisa McCrary
Mona Lisa McCrary

April 10, 2015

ROSMANTIC

Faye Libler
Faye Libler

April 10, 2015

Posie Pleasure

Christina
Christina

April 10, 2015

Fancifully Flowered

Maureen Nicastro
Maureen Nicastro

April 10, 2015

Hi everyone! This is a gorgeous stencil! I instantly thought how romantic it looks! How about naming it

“REVERED ROMANCE”!!!!! Hope you love it! Your flower designs always make me smile!

Kindest Regards,

Maureen Nicastro

Jackie Crouch
Jackie Crouch

April 10, 2015

Peony Bouquet is what this design reminds me of. RDS has so much talent.

Ann Hunter
Ann Hunter

April 10, 2015

SOUTHERN COMFORT because this stencil reminds me of (a) grandmother’s house in the South - and what could be more comforting than that? ?

Alison
Alison

April 10, 2015

Demi Floral Jacquard Stencil

Tavia Kiejko
Tavia Kiejko

April 10, 2015

english garden

Shirley
Shirley

April 10, 2015

Tea Rose Garden

Teresa Bass
Teresa Bass

April 10, 2015

Blooms de Berries

Mirelys Castillo
Mirelys Castillo

April 10, 2015

Florinda

Eileen speranza
Eileen speranza

April 10, 2015

Love the new stencil!!! Romantic rambling rose

Terry Hansen Leibenguth
Terry Hansen Leibenguth

April 10, 2015

Spring Bouquet

JO NEYLAN
JO NEYLAN

April 10, 2015

Anneliese in Bloom

anna sadler
anna sadler

April 10, 2015

Posies and Petals

Chanda Hardet
Chanda Hardet

April 10, 2015

Summer romance!

Ricki Van Ryn
Ricki Van Ryn

April 10, 2015

Victorian Rose

david simmons
david simmons

April 10, 2015

southern spring….that is my choice for the name of this pattern.

Jessie
Jessie

April 10, 2015

Everything is coming up roses!

Cheryl
Cheryl

April 10, 2015

New name:
Posie Patch

Nicole
Nicole

April 10, 2015

Vintage Charm

Alisha West
Alisha West

April 10, 2015

Pining for Peonies

Sabine Lloyd
Sabine Lloyd

April 10, 2015

Garden Party.

Laurie Keenan
Laurie Keenan

April 10, 2015

Fading Blooms
Darla Wilson
Darla Wilson

April 10, 2015

Suggested Name: Exposition de Fleur or (Flower Show)

Darla Wilson
Darla Wilson

April 10, 2015

Suggested name: Flower Fresh or the french version fleur fauché (e)

Christine Carr
Christine Carr

April 10, 2015

Antique Rose

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