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 a Lace Wallpaper Pattern

How to Stencil Video Tutorial - Thinking about wallpapering your kid’s room? Think again! Wallpaper is known to damage walls and limit your creativity to the very few (and expensive!) choices there are. So what’s a better alternative? Wall stencils, of course! Rachel of Shades of Blue Interiors chose our Esperanza Lace Wall Stencil from our large selection of stencils and pretty pink paint. Let’s watch how she used wall stencils to create this lace wallpaper pattern for her daughter’s room in this video tutorial. View full article →

How to Stencil Video: Modern Free Form Feature Wall

How to Stencil Video Tutorial - See how to stencil a very chic and modern stenciled feature wall with the Pinwheel Wall Art Stencil from our new Christine Joy Designer Stencil Collection. This unique pattern puts the power of design in your hands as you flip and twirl the stencil to create a fabulously original focal point wall in an office, entry, bedroom, or ??? Be sure to check out the video here... View full article →

Paint and Stencil a Pretty Dresser is 10 Easy Steps!

How to Stencil Video Tutorial - The talented DIY blogger Serena from Thrift Diving loves furniture makeovers! She had a thrifted dresser collecting dust in her garage that she finally brought out of hiding. And boy, did it need some help! One of the least expensive ways to makeover furniture is with paint and stencils. Check out her 10 steps to a beautifully painted and stencil dresser. View full article →

Whoa Baby! Sweet Nursery Stenciling

Whoa, Baby! There are so many fun ways to incorporate stencils and pattern into a nursery that tie in with any color scheme, whether it be pink, blue or gender-neutral colors such as yellow or green. A story or favorite piece of artwork might spark the idea for a beautiful theme and/or color scheme -- and stencils are a fantastic way to help add interest to the chosen design. Stenciling is very versatile and you can incorporate the pattern on a feature wall, furniture piece, pillows, floor rugs and even the lampshades in a nursery. Royal Design Studio has a Children's & Nursery Stencil Collection but Kathryn of Do It On a Dime decided upon the Circling Allover Stencil from our Allover Modern Stencils Collection. It's an effervescent and contemporary design -- perfect for baby Carson!
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Chalk Paint™ Tutorial-Part 1

How to paint with Chalk Paint Chalk Paint™ can be applied over almost all previously finishes furniture surfaces without sanding, stripping, or priming. Simply clean and paint with Chalk Paint™, wax, and lightly distress to create a beautiful hand painted furniture piece with an elegant Old World look.

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Chalk Paint™ Tutorial-Part 2

Painting and distressing with Chalk Paint and Wax In this video Annie Sloan, the creator of Chalk Paint™ furniture paint, share how to do a two-color distressing technique using Chalk Paint and Soft Wax Clear.You can see Annie's furniture painting technique in action here, which allows you to create a beautiful French look with a slightly distressed finish.

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How to Stencil a Hardwood Floor

Stencil a colorful, custom rug on a hardwood floor with the help of Shannon Kaye -a talented decorative painter-turned DIY Network TV host of her own series "Fresh Coat". Shannon recently wrapped up a series of new decorative painting videos for the DIY Network website. We are thrilled that she chose to use our Large Chez Ali Moroccan stencil and can share the how-to stencil video with you here!

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