Striped Wash Floral Stencil Feature Wall
Basecoat: Start with your favorite color of off white latex paint.
Step 1: Start by finding the center of your wall and measure out to the corners every 7”. Mark your lines from floor to ceiling.
Step 2: Use blue painter’s tape to mask off on the outside of every other line to create 7” spaces in between for your stripes.
Step 3: Use a foam roller to paint over the masked lines using the same base color as your wall, sealing the edge of the blue painter’s tape. This will help to keep the thinned paint used in the next step from bleeding under your tape lines.
Step 4: Mix one part Old Ochre Chalk Paint® with one part water to create a “paint wash”. Use a chip brush to brush on the wash mix with long, vertical strokes. Start at the top of the wall and work your way down.
Step 5: Remove the masking tape to reveal the stria striped finish.
Step 6: Place the stencil in the middle of your wall, starting at the ceiling line. To create this custom blue color we mixed 1 part Patina Green Stencil Creme with 4 parts Pearl Oyster Stencil Creme. Stenciling with a large 3” Stencil brush will allow you to complete the whole wall very quickly. Don’t forget to offload the stencil brush each time you reload (just the tips) with paint onto good quality paper towels. Use a light pressure on the brush to keep a more translucent look to the stenciling and allow the background stripes to ghost through a bit.
Step 7: Follow the registration marks and instructions that are included with the stencil to complete stenciling the whole wall.
Step 8: Once the Patina Green color combination is dry, place the clean stencil back on top of your first repeat, making sure all the elements are aligned correctly. Add some subtle shading by using Smoked Oyster Stencil Crème with a 1 ½ ” Stencil Brush. This will add more depth and dimension to the flowers and leaves. Be sure again to be working with a very “dry” brush and control your pressure, focusing the brushwork mainly at the edges where the petals meet and the bases of the leaves.
Pro tip! If you’ve never tried shading with a stencil before test out a few repeats on a piece of scrap paper first It does take a little bit of practice to get just the right amount of paint and pressure on the brush, but once you master this skill, it’s yours for life!
We hope this DIY tutorial using our new allover floral stencil inspires you to suggest the perfect name for this new design-in sizes for both walls AND furniture. If we choose YOUR name, the first stencil is yours!
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