Remember when you were little and got in trouble for drawing on the walls? Well, those days are over, friends. We’re not only giving you permission to draw on your walls-we’re giving you the instructions! This is the kind of drawing on walls that no one will try to paint over because we are using a super cute cactus wall stencil and an outlining technique that will give you the look of designer wallpaper for a fraction of the cost.
Using Wall Stencils and Sharpie markers is SUPER simple. Watch the video and follow the instructions below to learn how you can transform your accent wall using Sharpie markers and Bonnie Christine Designer Stencils. This contemporary DIY project proves that permanent markers are for more than doodling. Write on!
- Everlasting Cacti Bonnie Christine Wall Stencil
- Antique Gold and Bright Gold Royal Stencil Cremes
- Black Sharpie permanent marker
- Paper towels, painter’s tape, level, pencil
Step 1: This cactus wall stencil comes in two layers: one for the basic cactus shapes and one for the thorns. Place the first stencil layer on your wall level to your ceiling line. Secure with painter’s tape.
Step 2: Use the Sharpie pen/marker to trace the outline of each opening in the stencil design. Trace the registration marks with a pencil.
Step 3: Remove and reposition the wall stencil using the stencil’s registration marks and the penciled marks you made on the wall.
Step 4: Repeat Step 2 and 3 until you have “traced” the entire wall with the first stencil layer.
Step 5: Place and secure the second stencil layer onto the first repeat that you traced. Align it using the stencil’s registration and the penciled marks you made on the wall. Now the second stencil layer is placed perfectly over the first stencil repeat!
Step 6: Mix 1 part Antique Gold Royal Stencil Creme with 1 part Bright Gold Royal Stencil Creme. Load a 2” Royal Stencil Brush with the mix and offload the excess onto a paper towel.
Step 7: Paint the second stencil layer. Remove and reposition the stencil using the registration marks, then continue to stencil until your wall is completed.
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Hi Terri – A good interior paint and/or primer should do the trick! It wouldn’t be any different than painting over existing paint. :)
Love it. Never thought about using Sharpies. If someone wanted to paint over it eventually, how well will it cover with wall paint? Will it ever bleed through?