Stencil How-to: Using Chalk Paint® to Stencil a Custom Brush Box


Our FREE African Protea Stencil of the Month is the perfect floral pattern for all sorts of DIY craft stenciling projects around your house. Recently, we updated a stencil brush box here in our studio with this fun, Art Deco-inspired flower design. See how we completed this fast and easy stencil project below!


Stencil Supplies for this Project:


Step-by-Step Stenciling:

  1. Gather all of your stencil supplies.
  2. Measure and plan the layout for the stencil. To keep the pattern symmetrical and fit 5 repeats of the African Protea Flower stencil we alternated the flower shape to face up and down and started with one flower in the exact center.
  3. To get better coverage of the more translucent Barcelona and Antibes Green Chalk Paint® colors, we stenciled first the entire pattern with a more opaque paint, Arles Yellow.
  4. Then, we stenciled the flower with Barcelona Orange, and the leaves and detail with Antibes Green. Allow to dry.
  5. To protect your stenciling (optional) apply a thin layer of Clear Soft Wax with cheesecloth and remove all excess wax by rubbing with a hard circular motion.
  6. Lightly distress the stenciling by going over it lightly with 400 grit sandpaper.
  7. For a more antiqued look, add a final thin layer of Dark Wax. Remove excess wax, allow to dry, and buff with a soft cloth.
  8. Enjoy your handiwork!



    The African Protea stencil is perfect for ALL SORTS of furniture stenciling projects-but it's great for fabric stenciling too. See how we used it with our Metallic Stencil Creme paints to stencil some pretty custom pillows!


    Melanie Royals
    Melanie Royals

    March 27, 2014

    Hi Shanika! The Peacock Fancy stencil is perfectly sized for a small dresser. Sounds like a fun Chalk Paint/stencil project!! Please share pics if you do it!


    March 21, 2014

    This is incredible! How beautiful! I would love use the small Peacock Fancy Stencil and do this to my dresser/nightstand! :)


    January 31, 2014

    Very nice! What a great gift to get with a stencil order! I have to ask what paint was used for the beautiful hue of green on the walls and what relief stencil pattern was used to create those beautiful vines.

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