Wall Stencil – Pictures and Tutorial
I’m back with an update on my 2nd bedroom/office/scrapbooking/magic room (haha okay, not a magic room, but sometimes I feel like a little magic would help me finish this room). My next project I wanted to do in the room was a stenciled wall. This seemed like a bit of a grandiose project, but I decided to tackle it anyways. And you know what? It was way easier then I expected and I love the way it turned out!
I decided that I didn’t want to purchase a large stencil that covers the wall and then paint over it. That was just one extra thing to purchase that seemed unnecessary, and to be honest I kind of didn’t trust that I would put it on straight without any bubbling. So I decided to go a more manual route (and probably more time consuming!).
I found a printable stencil to use at Jones Design Company. I printed it, cut it, then traced it onto a thicker cardstock, and cut the cardstock.
Next I traced the stencil onto the wall with pencil. Start with tracing it once, then moving it down and leave about 1/2 inch space between the pencil lines, and continue tracing. Do this until the wall is complete with the pencil outline.
Once the pencil outline is done, it’s time to start with the paint. I decided to use the lightest colour from the same paint swatch as the wall. It’s white with a little blue tinge to it. Instead of painting in between the pencil markings (which you could do), I painted on the inside of the pencil line, which gave it more of a double effect. I used a 1/2 inch brush for the paint.
And here’s the final product: complete wall!
It’s not perfect, but once it’s all done you don’t really notice the little imperfections. Also, I found that my pencil outline was not properly spaced, but I was able to fix it when going over with the paint. I haven’t yet erased the pencil outline – and I’m not sure if I will, as it’s really faint.
What do you think? Would you do this in your home?