Whether you’re looking for a theme for an entire room, or a focus point on an accent wall, wall stencils for painting beautiful designs will yield professional results every time.
Tone on Tone
How restful it is to enter your master suite and be soothed by peaceful, flowing paisley designs in tone on tone colors. A nice butter yellow with saffron stenciling will look great in your sunroom, or shades of peach can create subtle stripes in the nursery. When you are working with colors of similar tones, you have a lot of freedom with the size of design you choose. For instance, a nice, big, 2 foot tall damask pattern is stunning on an accent wall. You don’t even have to use two different colors. Do your base coat on the wall in flat paint, and use wall stencils for painting the design in the same color, but in satin or semi-gloss paint.
A Wallpaper Look
You can actually achieve the look of handmade wallpaper with careful stenciling. This, of course, is more easily accomplished with a large stencil, but if you have the time and patience, wall stencils for painting small designs will yield beautiful results. You’ll need to paint the base color on your wall about a week in advance, so it has time to cure. This way, you can spray temporary adhesive on the back of the stencil to hold it in place. Based on the type of paint you use, and the heaviness of application, you can get subtle or bold stenciling effects on your wall.
Create Wall Art
When you use wall stencils for painting patterns on your wall, it doesn’t always have to be an all-over pattern. You can choose a single, artistic scene to decorate your accent wall. Try stencil art by applying dog-wood blooms from a gracefully draping stenciled branch over the wall behind your sofa. That’s all you need. Done in complementary colors, the contrast will be a beautiful work of art to warm up your room.
Trompe l’oeil is the French phrase for “fools the eye”, which is exactly what you’ll do with the right wall stencils for painting artwork on your walls. You can create a garden scene in silhouette at the head of your stairs, or a beach scene in the den—all with wall stencils!
You’ve probably seen the inspirational phrases, such as “Live, Laugh, Love” using alphabet stencils that people will paint on their walls, or over doorways. That can all be done with wall stencils for painting words and phrases. Using the temporary spray-on adhesive, attach your stencil to a clean, properly painted wall. Use the pouncing technique and a stencil brush to pounce the color onto the wall. This will help keep paint from running under the edges of the stencil, giving you nice, clean outlines to your letters.
As well as creating your own custom designs or purchasing your wall stencils from your favorite supplier, you can do a search on the internet to find free printable stencils. Regardless of your skills level or the room you want to paint, you can use wall stencils for painting just about anything you can imagine on your walls, beautifying your home. And, you can say, “I did that!”