Gingham is one of the perennial design favourites for many. Here is our stencilled interpretation of it. Firstly I intended to stencil a classic blue and white gingham pattern. Then I was tempted by white and green. Black and cream was another strong possibility. One of the many advantages of stencilling over many decorative applications is that there are so many colours from which to chose. However seeing as the wall was already pink and I was short of time and energy I decided to keep the background colour (from Crown Paint) and stencil it with bright purple.
When stencilling an allover repeat such as the VN108 Gingham one should start from a straight line. I am hanging a plumb line next to the edge of the stencil to help align it
Paint rollers, foam mushroom or a large stencil brush would all be good applicators for a design such as this. I chose a small paint roller.
When stencilling a large square it is advisable to roller from the edge into the shape rather than risk pushing paint under the edges. Much of the paint on the roller should be worked off onto scrap before transfering through the stencil. The paint should be moist not wet.
Line up the next pattern repeat by positioning the printed part of the design over a previously stencilled area.
Gingham can make a fresh addition to walls, floors or furniture in many parts of a home. I chose to show it as a bedroom
and a kitchen.
We also have rather natty tartan or plaid stencil available in our vintage section, so if gingham is not for you, you may like to view the tartan stencil. There more are 'fabric' pattern stencils in this range.