How To Stencil

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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Stencil How-to: Bloomers Flower Stencils


Fab Flower Alert! Here's a helpful stencil how-to for using the zinnia flower stencils that we call BLOOMERS from the lovely Bonnie Christine Stencil Collection from Royal Design Studio. The Bloomer Stencil Sets each feature 2 different sized flower stencils that come in 3 simple-to-use layers and offer maximum design and color combinations. We wanted to show you how easy it is to use these stencils and to "layer" them for a completely custom effect. For this project we used the Big Bloomers Flower Stencil Set as well as the Medium Bloomers Flower Stencil Set for even more pattern variety.

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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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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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