Try wall stencils instead of expensive wallpaper! Cutting Edge Stencils offers the best stencils for DIY décor - stencils expertly designed by professional decorative painters Janna Makaeva and Greg Swisher who have over 20 years of painting experience. We are a reputable stencil company that stands behind its high quality product. We are honored to have your 100% positive feedback :)
Our Sprigs Allover Stencil pattern gives that spring feeling no matter what time of year! This beautiful stencil pattern is perfect for DIY decor and looks fantastic as an allover in the entire room, as a stunning accent wall, or half way up the wall. Stenciled in "tone on tone" colors it gives that dreamy, ethereal feeling that is so comfortable to be surrounded by. This floral allover pattern would also work well for fabric embellishment.
This stencil features an easy registration system, just use the previously painted pattern to align the stencil, check that it is level and continue. This gives you a seamless "wallpaper" look. Don't worry about super perfect alignment: in the end your eye will never ever notice if it's a little bit off. We decorative pros "fudge" allover patterns all the time! The walls in most houses are often not straight, so some "fudging" while stenciling helps a lot. Align the pattern the best you can, level it and roll away. Your eye will never notice the discrepancy. Just make sure not to double-roll the parts that were already stenciled.
Single overlay stencil.
Sheet: 24.5" x 36.8", Design: 21.5" x 32.8"
Top part stencil is included for FREE!
This stencil pattern comes with an additional FREE Top Edge stencil. Use it to fill the gaps close to the ceiling line after your main pattern is stenciled and to get into all the tight places when finishing your wall pattern.
Don't forget the TOOLS for your stenciling project! This Stencil Essentials kit contains a foam roller, a brush and a stencil level AND it saves you 10%!
We proudly make our own stencils in the U.S.A.! Detailed Stenciling instructions, color photo and a FREE STENCIL ($4.95 value) included with each order. Stencil comes in attractive packaging and makes a great GIFT!
We make our stencils out of durable 12 mil clear plastic stencil material. This material is strong yet flexible, durable, and easy to clean. We love it so much more than standard 5-8 mil Mylar!
To learn a simple stenciling technique, take a look at our Illustrated STENCILING INSTRUCTIONS on our site:
Also, please make sure to watch our step-by-step stenciling VIDEOS on YouTube.
You'll find these short video tutorials extremely helpful for your stenciling project. Even beginners get great results!
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Our stencils can be used on walls, floors, ceilings, as well as furniture! Did you know you can stencil on fabric too? With proper technique, you can easily create custom stenciled curtains, pillows and tablecloths!
Stenciling on rough or textured walls may contribute to increased paint bleed. In general, it's possible to stencil over textured surfaces, however it depends on the roughness of your texture and your desired outcome. Some textures out there are really rough, with huge "peaks and valleys" and if this is your case I would say that stenciling may not be an option. However, there are light to medium textures out there that are very suitable for stenciling. We have done many faux frescoes for customers with our stencils and this technique actually requires applying a textured plaster background first and then stenciling on top of it. Of course organic stencil designs such as leaves and branches are more forgiving than a designs that have straight lines and perfect edges. For more information on stenciling on textured walls, see the F.A.Q. section on our website.
About seepage and imperfections: Even with a proper loaded roller and correct technique you might get some minor paint seepage here and there. In most cases it's not noticeable, especially from a couple of feet away and it can be easily touched up with a small brush. Don't forget that you're creating a "hand-painted wall finish". A few imperfections and some paint seepage here and there are natural and inevitable for this type of work. To avoid seepage, use spray adhesive and less paint on your roller and brush.
When stenciling on fabric, stencil adhesive is very helpful. First, tape your ironed fabric to the surface so it doesn't move around while you stencil. Use stencil brushes, or roller, and add some textile medium (sold in craft stores) to your acrylic paint. You can also get a special fabric paint, but, frankly, good craft acrylics with a dollop of textile medium work just as well, and cost way less too! :) Let the stenciled image dry completely, 24 hours is best, then heat-set it by ironing the fabric for about 20 sec. (more or less) on a LOW setting through the piece of cloth. Heat-setting will cure the paint and will prevent it from being washed off in the washing machine. Always experiment with a sample of your fabric first to ensure good results. I've stenciled on silk, cotton, linen and even sheer fabrics with great results. It's always better if your fabric doesn't have too much texture.
It is not necessary to use spray adhesive with our stencils. However, if you want to minimize paint seepage or are using high contrasting colors, re-positionable spray adhesive can be helpful (Elmer's spray adhesive seems to be the best). Make sure you shake the can well and lightly mist (not drench) the stencil, and let it dry for a moment before positioning it on the wall. This step will prevent the adhesive residue transferring to the wall. You'll need to re-mist the stencil after a few repeats. Clean-up tip: Spray the stencil with Simple Green to help to remove adhesive residue.
All of our stencils are made of thick, sturdy but flexible 12-mil clear stencil plastic, specially manufactured for our company. It's reusable, easy to clean and stenciler-friendly! In our 20+ years of professional stenciling this material has proven to be far superior than any other material we used, and is much less likely to break then industry standard 10 mil or Mylar. We are certain you'll notice the difference and will love working with it, just like all the folks who already bought our stencils.
Our stencils are made to last and with proper care and storage will serve you for a long time.
Our professional decorative company, Specfin Designs, has been a leader in faux painting for over 20 years in NYC/NJ Metropolitan area. We have hundreds of original hand drawn designs that we have turned into well-engineered sturdy stencils that are easy and fun to use. For over 20 years we painted, faux finished, plastered and stenciled in hundreds of upscale homes in the New York metropolitan area as well as other states around the country. So when we say "We know decorative painting and stenciling" we really mean it :)
Please use our extensive portfolio for your inspiration!
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