How To Stencil

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: 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 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 →

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: Birds on a Wire

Our new Lace Bird Stencils, Sweet Tweets, star in this colorful wall stencil how-to project that will have you chirping a happy tune!
This would be a super fun stencil project for a nursery or child's room. YOU get to design it and decide where you want to paint the "wires" (done with tape!) and can do as much or as little as you want. Consider this stencil idea for a feature wall-and if you don't want to do the whole wall you can simply use tape to paint in vertical "poles" where you wish and run the wires between them. View full article →

Stencil How-to: Lovely Lace Doily Wall

Learn how to stencil a lovely lace feature wall. Romantic lace accents are ON TREND for everything from clothing to furniture, and this stencil tutorial shows you how to translate this great look to a fabulous, original feature wall using the Large Lace Doilies Stencils Set from Royal Design Studio. View full article →

Stencil How-to: Lace Doily Stripe

Here's a simple and simply lovely how to stencil tutorial for using one of our romantic lace doily designs, the Margaret Doily Lace stencil. Rather than repeat the stencil pattern randomly on the wall, consider creating an elegant focal point on a wall by repeating the stencil vertically to create a lacy stripe effect. All of our Lace Doily stencil patterns come in 2 layers-a silhouette shape layer and a design detail layer. This gives you different options for how to use them. In this case, we started with a soft yellow color on the wall (created with a 1:1 mix of Chalk Paint® in Arles and Cream). In order to get a white doily we first use the silhouette shape layer to paint a solid white shape. View full article →

Stencil How-to: Colorful Moroccan Canvas Art

What a fun, Fun, FUN stencil project how-to we have to share with you! Create your own custom stenciled canvas art collection by following our step-by-step tutorial below. Learn how to combine a limited color palette, bright color blocking, and super easy stenciling techniques to create your own colorful canvas beauties.

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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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