How To Stencil

How to Stencil Tutorial: Exotic Ikat Stencil Ikea Furniture Hack

Ikat patterns have remained so popular over the last few years I think it’s time to declare them an official pattern staple. But just because something is “common” doesn’t mean you can’t find new ways to reinvent it. Instead of the usual neutral or bright colors on white, we’ve chosen to spice it up a bit with some hot metallic colors on black. This is a super fast and fun stencil technique you can adapt to different color palettes. Read on to see how easy it actually is.
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DIY Stencil Projects for a Shimmering Holiday Season

Tis the season to let your home sparkle with shimmering stencil projects using metallic paints! Heavy metals can be too flashy at times, but the holidays will always welcome these shiny neutrals, representing elegance and celebration. This chic holiday color scheme is very doable especially now that there are metallic Royal Stencil Crème paint colors and Christmas stencils to decorate your home with a designer look for a fraction of the cost. Get the holiday glow started with these 9 Christmas stencil projects that reflect some metallic magic onto home décor. View full article →

Stencil How To: DIY Moroccan Wedding Blanket for a Winter Wall Hanging

A beautiful winter white wall hanging is an elegant way to decorate your walls for the holidays! All you need is a canvas, ribbon, a couple of small furniture-sized stencils and your imagination to get in on this trend! For our wall hanging, we were inspired by a Moroccan Wedding Blanket and used Moroccan Stencils! But you could do use our Lace Stencils for a snowflake design or even our Modern Stencils for a retro vibe! View full article →

Holiday Stencil Tutorial: DIY Wrapping Paper

Step up your holiday gift-giving with something a little more personal. Stenciled wrapping paper is a beautiful and inexpensive way to wrap presents and your friends and family will definitely want to save every scrap. Stencils add a unique look to this DIY project because you can choose from our entire stencil collection or from our traditional Holiday Craft Stencils. You can also use any color scheme you like best! Check out these stencil tutorials that show you how to personalize your own Christmas wrapping paper with any look you want. 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 →

DIY Tutorial: Use Craft Stencils to Make Mix and Match Wall Art!

In this DIY tutorial, we will be showing you how to use our NEW collection of Mini Craft Stencils! Learn how to make your own mix and match wall art with these small scaled patterns that leave your guests captivated. Your friends and family will be so impressed by your knack to decorate – whether they know you made it or assumed you bought it is up to you! To show you how versatile these Craft Stencils are, we will show you how to create two different wall art looks. View full article →

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 →
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