Stenciling on Plasters and Textured Finishes

Royal Stencil Crème colors are IDEAL for stenciling on textured and porous surfaces because their gel formula glides easily across the surface while resisting frustrating paint “run-unders” around the stencil edges.

Supplies Used:

Royal Stencil Crème colors

  • Oyster Pearl 
  • Antique Silver
  • Smoked Oyster

Tailfeather Allover Stencil

The background is Plastertex; a textural plaster material from Faux Effects, International.

How To:

STEP 1

stencil technique

You can easily mix different Royal Stencil Crème colors to create additional color variations. For this demo, I used a “brush mixing” technique. For this technique you can simply pick up to different colors on the brush and blend them together as you offload your paint onto a paper towel.  For the first step over the off-white plaster, load your brush with a bit of Pearl Oyster and Antique Silver. Stencil with a somewhat random pressure on your brush as you move around the stencil design. This will naturally create lighter and darker areas throughout your stenciling, and gives it a more “painterly” look.

STEP 2

brush mixing stencil technique

Before moving the stencil for the next repeat, pull back the stencil to check “the look”. If there are areas where the design fades away too much, simply replace the stencil and add a little more color in those areas.

STEP 3

check behind the stencil

Before moving the stencil for the next repeat, pull back the stencil to check “the look”. If there are areas where the design fades away too much, simply replace the stencil and add a little more color in those areas.

FINAL

stencil on plaster

 

This final photo shows how nicely light will “play” with a metallic surface. In the areas where more light hits the surface, you will get a lot more reflection. Areas receiving little light will be darker and flatter. This will change over the course of the day and as you move around the room, making the finish almost seem alive! Metallic stenciled finishes are ideal for rooms or walls that receive a good amount of natural light or are otherwise well-lit.


4 Comments

Katie from Royal Design Studio
Katie from Royal Design Studio

February 05, 2014

Hi Melany,
The plaster was an off-white color. Our Royal Stencil Crème colors can work on textured and porous surfaces because their gel formula glides easily across the surface. We always recommend having a “pretty dry” brush and “off load” excess paint onto a paper towel.

Melany Williams
Melany Williams

January 30, 2014

Was there a color added to the plaster before it was applied to the wall? Does the wall have to be pretty smooth to stencil on it? Is the brush pretty dry as you are stenciling? Love this look!

Melanie Royals
Melanie Royals

October 05, 2013

Hi Rosemary, you might check out our Classic Stencils collection. There are some patterns that could definitely work with your Swedish style decorating in your dining room. http://www.royaldesignstudio.com/collections/classic-stencils

rosemary delellis
rosemary delellis

October 04, 2013

i am currently decorating a dining room in gust avian swedish style. i haven’t been able to find anything to use in the moldings. floral festoon etc.

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