Our collection of furniture stencils were designed for small scale projects, but you can order them in much larger sizes for walls and floors. The large version of rope stencil in the following photo is heading for coastal U.S.A.
This is a quick tutorial demonstrating how to use the rope knot corner piece and border from the F6 rope stencil pack. There are two different styles of rope corner in the pack. This instruction works for either of them.
Firstly, the rope knot corner piece is wider than the rope border so make sure that it will fit within the surface to be stencilled.
Mark a horizontal and vertical line onto the stencil around the corner motif. Match this to the corner of the surface to be decorated. If the surface has no corner, vertical or horizontal line to work from these lines will need to be created; For example if the edges of a table, picture frame or wall cannot be used to align with the stencil then a solution is to create a straight sided panel with right angle corners within the space. A level and a water soluble pencil is handy for this. The following photograph shows the pencil marks aligned with the edges of a picture frame.
Stencil each corner piece, Manouvering the stencil so that the marked lines match and each corner is level.
Once that is done the shapes on the rope border stencil are overlapped onto the corner pieces and the design is fitted together. This is not always a perfect fit, three of the corners in this project worked according to plan but one of then needed a little fudging. It was my fault for not following my own instruction but it was fixed easily.
Now I am looking for new projects to add the rope stencil to.
Rope with lobster
and Rope with gilt. Both projects used paint from Annie Sloan and Farrow & Ball.
Many of our new stencils for furniture have co-ordinating corners and borders.