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....View full article →
Stenciling on canvas or velvet slipcovers is an inexpensive way to update furniture and quickly change the look of a room. Slipcovers are available for everything from folding chairs to loveseats and couches. A good web-source for inexpensive slipcovers is surefit.net. You can even think of dressing your chairs up just for the holidays!
Fabric stenciling employs the same basic stenciling technique as other surfaces: Using a dry brush, water-based paint and creating shading and coloration variations by swirling or stippling through the stencil. Fabric stenciling could involve anything from a small project such as a painted canvas gift bag to stenciling a border pattern on curtains, such as the Thistle and Grape Scroll shown at left. As always with stenciling, the choices are virtually limitless! See our Extraordinary Stencil Effects Video: Fabric and Glass for demonstrations of fabric stenciling on silk, velvet and canvas using three different stenciling techniques.View full article →