How To Stencil

DIY Tutorial: Use Craft Stencils to Make Mix and Match Wall Art!

In this DIY tutorial, we will be showing you how to use our NEW collection of Mini Craft Stencils! Learn how to make your own mix and match wall art with these small scaled patterns that leave your guests captivated. Your friends and family will be so impressed by your knack to decorate – whether they know you made it or assumed you bought it is up to you! To show you how versatile these Craft Stencils are, we will show you how to create two different wall art looks. View full article →

How to Stencil DIY Drop Cloth Curtains

Sondra from the DIY blog Sondra Lyn at Home was undergoing a makeover of her master bedroom. After discovering Royal Design Studio stencils, she immediately thought of doing a pair of stenciled drop cloth curtains to include in the room. She fell in love with the idea of a design painted on natural canvas, and our Fabric Damask Stencil was the perfect large design that she had been envisioning. If you are looking for custom curtains at a DIY price, read on to see how she did it! View full article →

How to Stencil: Stenciling a Textured Fabric Wall Finish

Today’s How to Stencil post features what may be one of my favorite stencil finishes of all time-a stenciled texture finish that replicates the look of faded damask fabric. And if YOU have some time, you too can recreate it from the detailed steps I outline below. I am always super inspired by beautiful fabrics and textiles, and many of the looks I love make their way into the patterned finishes I create. For this stenciled wall treatment, I pulled out all the stops. View full article →

How to Stencil a Pretty Sisal Rug with Chalk Paint®

Finding an area rug that has the perfect colors and patterns for your room can be difficult. In this stencil how-to we show you how to use Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan to create a gorgeous, patterned sisal rug that is completely customizable. Simply alter the Chalk Paint® colors and stencils from Royal Design Studio to your liking to create the rug of your decorating dreams. View full article →

How to Stencil: Harlequin Diamond Stencil Pattern Play

We’re bringing on the diamonds with this fun Harlequin Stencil wall finish that show’s you how to stencil with pattern on pattern AND use stencils more playfully on a wall surface. How?? By starting to stencil your pattern more completlely at the bottom of the wall and then allow the pattern to “break up” a bit as it travels upwards. Not only does this idea mean that you can get your stenciling done faster, it also makes for a more personal and creative stencil finish. Read on to see how we did it! View full article →

How to Stencil: Copper Leaf Hydrangea Wall Finish

Get ready to make your walls glimmer and glow! Here we show you how to stencil a rich allover wall treatment using randomly placed Japanese Hydrangea flower stencil motifs with copper metal leaf and our new Royal Stencil Size. The Royal Stencil Size is a special “glue” for metal leaf that comes in a clear formula, and also pre-tinted in Black and Red. Like our Royal Stencil Cremes, it features a thick, creamy finish. This allows you to apply the size through the stencil easily and cleanly, wait a few minutes, and then apply the metal leaf of your choice through the stencil to create a crisp, gilded design. View full article →

Stencil How-to: Using Royal Stencil Size for a Silver Accented Cabinet Door

Our Signature Royal Stencil Size gilding medium is designed to make it easy for you to add gilded accents to your stenciled furniture, wall, and ceiling projects! Here, we show you how to use our pre-tinted Black Royal Stencil Size and Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint to create a beautiful antiqued pattern finish on a cabinet door. The Black Stencil Size makes it fast and easy to add both a black color AND gilding size to an area in one quick step. The Royal Stencil Size offers amazing coverage and sets up for gilding quickly, so you can get your project done faster. Not just for stenciling, it's ideal for adding gilded details to moldings and other small areas as you'll see in this tutorial. Read on! View full article →

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! View full article →

Stencil How-to: DIY Stenciled Pillows with our African Protea Stencil

Each month we will be sending out a newly designed stencil pattern with each order. This month our free pattern is the African Protea Flower stencil. This Art Deco-inspired motif is perfect for craft stencil projects on furniture, fabric and more. We've even created a couple new DIY stencil how-to projects to get you inspired and on your way. First up? Stenciled pillow projects that you can easily do on store-bought pillows using our metallic Stencil Creme Paints. Let's get started....

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Stencil How-to: A Joyful Holiday Canvas

Get into the true spirit of the Holiday Season with this inspiring stenciled canvas project that we created especially for our Hometalk Google+ Hangout! Foregoing the usual red and green, we chose an elegant color palette of white, blue and gold that would be ideal for decorating for Christmas or Hanukkah, and can even be left up to enjoy long after the December holidays!!


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