The Crown Paint brochure features a handful of our stencils. One of them is my current, new best friend; LTL3 Designer Blossom. Follow our step by step to see how easy it is to decorate with this stencil design.
Ingredients: Paint, stencil, spray repositioning adhesive, low tack tape, plumb bob, paper towel and a stencil brush for every colour that you use. We used Dazzle (for the stencilling) and Prom Night (for the wall) from Crown Paint.
Circle the loaded brush firmly onto paper towel to distribute the paint and to dry the tips of the bristles.
Paint should be almost dry before applying through stencil.
To test whether the paint is dry enough, dab the brush onto paper, run a finger over the mark. If it smudges then more paint must be removed before stencilling.
Spray a light, even coat of repositioning adhesive onto the back of the stencil.
Use the plumb bob to help you position the stencil in a straight line. Press the stencil into place. If the wall is cold or damp you may need some low tack tape in addition to the repositioning adhesive.
Apply the paint lightly through the stencil with either a tapping or a circling motion.
Start to stencil a frame work of lines using the different components. Lift and reposition the stencil as necessary. It is easiest to start with a central line and build side shoots from it. Remember not to use much paint, it must be dry immediately.
Step 5 (The finished project):
Stand back and admire! (Photo from Crown Paint.) Clean your stencils by immersing them in hand-hot soapy water. Leave for a few minutes, then clean stencil gently with fingers. The stencil brushes can be cleaned by hand or by using a brush scrubber.
The stencil and stencilling equipment can be ordered from The Stencil Library. Dazzle and Prom Night paint from Crown Paints.
The following pictures show the same stencil in different colours and configurations. This one is stencilled over suede wallpaper.
Over black textured wallpaper,
A versatile stencil don't you think?