How To Stencil

Stencil How-to: Reverse Stenciling and Gilding on Glass

In this stencil tutorial we share how easy it is to create a verre églomisé finish on glass using our Clear Royal Stencil Size. Verre églomisé is a French term that literally translates to "glass gilded" and refers to the process where the reverse side of glass is gilded with gold or other metal leaf. Our Clear Royal Stencil Size, with its gel-like formula is designed to make this technique easy to achieve with any of the stencils from Royal Design Studio.

Read on to find out how to recreate this elegant look on glass tabletops, or for glass cabinet doors and even framed art pieces.

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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 →

How to Gild a Frame with Royal Stencil Size

Our Royal Stencil Size medium is designed to allow you to add metal leaf or Metallic Foils to stencil patterns in way that is fast, fun, and easy! But, it is also PERFECT for gilding furniture, frames, and molding as well. Royal Stencil Size features a thick, creamy formula and it comes in Clear, Black, and Red. The Red Stencil Size is heavily pigmented in a red "bole" color, which is the classic color used behind traditional gold leafing. In this tutorial we show you how to transform a "blah" store bought picture frame with shimmery gold leaf in a matter of minutes. Really, it's THAT easy!! Read on to find out.... View full article →

Stencil How-to: Using Royal Stencil Size for a Silver Accented Cabinet Door

Our Signature Royal Stencil Size gilding medium is designed to make it easy for you to add gilded accents to your stenciled furniture, wall, and ceiling projects! Here, we show you how to use our pre-tinted Black Royal Stencil Size and Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint to create a beautiful antiqued pattern finish on a cabinet door. The Black Stencil Size makes it fast and easy to add both a black color AND gilding size to an area in one quick step. The Royal Stencil Size offers amazing coverage and sets up for gilding quickly, so you can get your project done faster. Not just for stenciling, it's ideal for adding gilded details to moldings and other small areas as you'll see in this tutorial. Read on! View full article →

Stencil How-To: Stenciling a Lampshade

Are you looking for an easy peasy DIY stencil project that can be done in a dash AND adds a darling dose of color and pattern to an otherwise boring light fixture?? Well, look no further because we have a super simple how-to stencil project for you today: Lampshade stenciling! You can stencil on almost ANY flat surfaced lampshade, but the ever-popular drum shaped shades are by far the easiest. You simply need to wrap the stencil and pattern around the shade and dab on some color for a brilliant new look! View full article →

Stencil How-to: A Joyful Holiday Canvas

Get into the true spirit of the Holiday Season with this inspiring stenciled canvas project that we created especially for our Hometalk Google+ Hangout! Foregoing the usual red and green, we chose an elegant color palette of white, blue and gold that would be ideal for decorating for Christmas or Hanukkah, and can even be left up to enjoy long after the December holidays!!


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Stencil How-to: Metallic Moroccan Stencils

For this stencil how-to we show you how to use stencils from our Moroccan Stencil Collection with shimmering metallic Stencil Creme paints for a fabulous DIY wall art project on watercolor paper. It's and easy and elegant to incorporate many different allover stencil patterns and you can then create a unique and moveable collage-style installation on your walls that is easy to rearrange as you wish! View full article →

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 →

Stencil How-to: Create a Drop Shadow Effect for a Crowning Touch

Go little Queenie! This stencil how-to shows you how to create a fun, random stencil pattern with an easy dimensional effect using crown stencils from our Wall Art & Motifs Stencil Collection. Use a combination of two colors of stencil paint with a nifty stencil shift to give some POP to your stencil patterns.

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How to Use Royal Stencil Crème Paints

The Royal Stencil Creme paint colors were designed with both the beginning stenciler and professional decorative artisan in mind. Budding stencil artists will appreciate how EASY they make it to achieve great results! Pros will love how quickly they cover and how long they can go without having to reload the brush. Everyone will love the luscious colors!

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