How To Stencil

How to Stencil: Damask Pattern on Ombré Painted Stripes

How to Stencil Video Tutorial. Learn how to create a romantic stenciled accent wall that features pastel ombré painted stripes topped with an elegant Damask Stencil pattern. Ombré is a French word that describes the gradual blending of one color hue to another, usually moving in shades from light to dark. Our painted stripes move from light to dark and back to light again to create a soft undulating color across the wall.

It is a beautiful look by itself, but provides the perfect backdrop for the Villa Damask stencil from the Alison Woolley Stencil Collection.

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How to Stencil: Create a Carved Wood Effect with Stencils and Wood Icing™

How to Stencil Video Tutorial - You can transform a boring flat door panel with the look of intricately carved wood with a few simple steps. All you need is a great furniture stencil design from Royal Design Studio, Wood Icing Textura Paste, Chalk Paint®, stain and some sandpaper. Wood Icing Textura Paste™ is a heavy-bodied, water-based acrylic product that allows you to build up a high relief when troweling a raised pattern through a stencil. These qualities make it ideal for creating a durable raised stencil design on furniture, with unlimited decorating options. Once it has been stained it is hard to tell the difference between real carved wood and a Wood Icing™ stencil design. View full article →

How to Stencil: Rustic Stria Stenciled Wall Finish

How to Stencil Video Tutorial - Learn how to stencil a fast, rustic looking wall treatment using 3 colors of Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan and an easy roller stencil technique. The Trinita Damask Stencil we used here is from the Alison Woolley Italian Stencil Collection. It was inspired by a fabric in a dress in an Italian Renaissance painting, so this fabric-like finish seemed to fit it perfectly. See how simple it is in the video tutorial below and then read on for all the details. 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 an Exotic Indian Retreat Space

Our India Stencils Collection takes center stage in this colorful stencil tutorial. Learn how to transform a pretty but plain wooden table (we found ours at Home Goods!) into one that looks like intricate etched metal. We've paired it with a pretty pink stenciled wall treatment that uses Chalk Paint® decorative paint to create a faux fresco effect. Read on to learn how to create this exotic retreat space for yourself! View full article →

Stencil How-to: Ikat Fabric Effect

Do you want to learn a super fast and easy stencil technique to create a realistic looking Ikat fabric effect on a wall or piece of furniture. Well then, read on my friends! Ikat fabrics (pronounced EE-kat) have been all the trend rage for some time now, elevating this iconic weave to "classic, here to stay" design status. 

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Stencil How-to: Easy Sponge Roller Texture and Stencil Shadow-Shift

Here's a super pretty stencil how-to that is perfect for creating a unique, textured look with an allover damask wall stencil-or any stencil that you want to add a soft, lacy effect to. We combine this sponge stencil technique here with a simple drop shadow or shadow-shift technique that adds more depth and dimension. The sponge roller stencil effect goes very fast but the drop shadow technique requires that you stencil the pattern twice-which takes some extra time, so we recommend limiting this effect to a stenciled feature wall or lovely piece of furniture.

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Stencil How-to: Stamping the Splendor Damask

Stenciling a feature wall or whole room is a GREAT way to add pattern and personality to any space. Here's an easy idea to put an even MORE personal stamp on your next stencil project: create a fun and unique pattern-in-pattern look with the addition of an allover craft stamp.

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Stencil How-to: Faded Silk Suzani Fabric Finish

 Are you looking for a fast, fun, and easy stencil wall finish? This Stencil How-to offers just that-and it provides a totally custom fabric effect that you can easily switch up by trying different color combinations! We have found that Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan is ideal for this finish. This heavy, fast-drying, opaque paint has the perfect amount of body that helps to keep the colors from muddying too much and bleeding excessively under the stencil edge, even when using a healthy amount of paint. 

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Creative Coloring & Antiquing with Stencils

Stenciling with a single color of paint can be fast and easy, but we have an easy way for you to take your wall stencil projects up a notch by adding soft layers of metallic color with our Royal Stencil Creme collection of stencil paints. Each of the stencil layers shown below is beautiful unto itself, and the amount of color layering that you do is a matter of personal taste-and time! Our goal is to show you that layering colors of the Royal Stencil Creme paints is an easy and effective way to build up a subtle but rich look in your stencil projects. View full article →