Stenciling is an easy technique to learn -- and once you have the stencil basics down, the stenciling world is your oyster! There's a certain pleasure to pulling back a stencil and seeing the design pattern reflected in your surface and in the colors you love. First-time stenciler and customer Maureen Heim was SO excited about her first stenciling project, the dining room drapes, that she shared her beautiful fabric stenciling results with Royal Design Studio.
"These are the dining room curtain panels that I stenciled using the Small Acanthus Trellis Stencil. I did four panels and used Folk Art acrylic paint in metallic champagne mixed with a fabric medium," Maureen explains. " I'm so happy with the results! It was my first stenciling project! I LOVE this stencil."
Since then, Maureen has used the stencil again to liven up the sheer fabric panels hanging in her den and she's also planning on more projects in the near future! We love to hear that as we think stenciling is a key design technique for both DIYers and Pros -- one that can take a blah project into an extraordinary one. You can see more Stenciling on Fabric tutorials in Royal Design Studio's How to Stencil area.
Some Fabric Stenciling Basics:
The Acanthus Trellis Stencil is a part of the Allover Damask Stencil Collection and comes in two sizes (Maureen used the Small version). In fact, many of the Royal Design Studio Stencil patterns come in several sizes so that you can find the right fit for your project. We hope this has helped inspire you to tackle your first stenciling project (or your hundredth!) and to share those with us on the Royal Design Studio Facebook page or via e-mail!
Here are other Fab Fabric Stenciling Projects!