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Huge selection of classic stencils for elegant home decor.

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suitcase_beforeWe either have them now or we’ve had them in the past: That black, non-descript black suitcase!

I’ve stood such a long time at the conveyor, waiting to recognize my own black suitcase (that looked like every other black suitcase!).

But NO MORE I say!

I stenciled it!

To stencil your suitcase, Add a piece of cardboard in to the front pocket to stabilize the canvas.

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Now, you can simply choose your favorite stencil design and stencil it with standard bottled acrylic craft paints.

I used green acrylic paint that matched the handle and logo on my suitcase.

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I used our Miss Lynn Stencil to add a pretty design to the upper and lower corners of the suitcase.

Now if that isn’t recognizable, I don’t know what it! It’s also stylish and cute!

This would be a great design for canvas bags, purses and even clothing!

 

 

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It started out as a dump site find. Solid wood, round, with a single broken leg. Now, how could I resist? I hauled it home and surveyed the damage.

A little wood glue and clamps over night fixed the broken leg and I was ready to get started!

I gave it a good sanding with my electric palm sander and primed it top to bottom.

I then added raised plaster stenciling with wood putty to the sides of the top.

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Once dry, I painted the entire table jet black and hand painted the raised designs with metallic gold craft paint.

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Using our Raised Plaster Astana Medallion stencil with standard acrylic paints. Yes, you can certainly use any of our raised plaster stencils with just paint.

I centered the stencil on the round top and gave it a gorgeous design.

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The table legs and trim also go a lick of gold metallic paint to finalize a beautiful make over of this table.

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Now, it looks like a super expensive piece you might find in a specialty shop!

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Our friend Julie McDowell from Dandelions and Poppies shares a new piece she just did with our Raised Plaster Swirls Wallpaper Stencil.

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Here’s what she said:

I have had this dresser for many many years, I painted pink and blue for my oldest daughter when she was small, years before I even knew I would be doing this now. We dragged it across the ocean when we moved from the UK to Canada and it has been many colours and even lived in the garage, all alone and forgotten. It is is now resplendent in Fusion Mineral Paint Ash and Brushed Steel. I used a stencil from my favourite stencil designer Victoria Larsen Stencils. I cannot bring myself to sell this piece, sentimental fool that I am!

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The combination of the two gray colors is not only striking, but makes this piece so elegant! 

The stencil design adds just the right amount of detail to this dresser. I can see why she doesn’t want to sell it!

Wouldn’t this also be an exquisite treatment for a focal wall?

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Any old piece of furniture can be given a brand new life with paint and stencils.

I purchased this old cabinet at the thrift store for under $10.00 and it sat in my garage for two years waiting for the perfect stencil design.

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It was in great shape, but it was really ugly!

So I gave it a light sanding, a coat of primer and then painting it with Behr’s Billowy Clouds gray paint.

I used our Raised Plaster Douceur Frieze Stencil. I wanted to do a random wallpaper effect over the top and sides.

Simply tape the stencil in place.

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Then using light pressure, dip your stencil brush in to darker gray paint, wipe off the excess and swirl the bristles over the stencil openings.

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Turning the stencil each time you repeat it, gives that pretty random effect.

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I painted the cabinet trim, the same darker gray paint to match then used the same stencil with joint compound to create a raised design on the cabinet door front. I added black paint to the joint compound to pre-color it.

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Simply use a plastic scraper, or even a credit card to smooth the compound over the stencil openings.

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Gently un-tape the stencil and peel it back to reveal the raised design. Now, let it dry completely.

I added a cute new handle that I got from Hobby Lobby, moving it to the upper edge of the door for more convenience. Now it’s an adorable storage unit that I will put in my work room!

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It was just an outdated wood box I found at a thrift store, but I was about to give it a great new life as a Christmas gift for a special friend.

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I used joint compound on our Raised Plaster Diamond Panel Stencil on the top of the box after giving it a healthy coat of primer.

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I then cast and applied plaster ornaments from our plaster molds to the top. Simply choose your favorite! White glue works fine to adhere them, just be sure to prime both sides first.

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Once everything was dry, I painted the entire box with cream colored latex paint then mixed dark brown paint with translucent wall glaze and brushed it over the entire surface. Make sure to get your bristles in to all the little crooks and crannies!

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With a wadded, old terry towel, begin wiping off the excess glaze, allowing it to remain in the recesses.

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Once everything is dry, give it a good coat of clear sealer and it’s ready to give as a gift!

 

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Brenda Foster loves design and like me, sees a blank wall as a new canvas!

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Using our Raised Plaster Wisteria Stencil with pastel paints instead of plasters, she stenciled the whole back side of her shed with wisteria vines, dripping with lovely lavender blossoms. What a wonderful “garden” theme!

I love how she allowed the stenciled vines to trail and cover the surface as if they were actually growing from a live plant, seemingly coming right out of the soil!

This certainly makes me look at my garage door differently all of a sudden!

Great job Brenda! I love what you do!

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Terri and I have a lot in common. We love ornamental beauty!

Terri saw the perfect opportunity to add some dimensional ornament to her fireplace with our raised plaster stencils.

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Using 3 designs for variety, she decked out the front and sides of the fireplace mantle and then on the wall above using our Raised Plaster Katherine Border Stencil, Our Raised Plaster Dresden Relief and our Raised Plaster Laureli Frieze stencil right in the center of the wall.

The look is very detailed and beautiful! Thank you for sharing Terri!

 

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Linda Horton knows how to create a fun focal wall!

Using our Raised Plaster Palm Tree Stencil, she plastered a dimensional palm tree to liven up this great accent wall where she displays fun items such as her Las Vegas sign and great memorabilia.

Using colors that coordinate with items on the table brings the look together in a super cute way!

How would you use this palm tree stencil? I would love to use it on the stucco walls of my patio to create the look of a fun, tropical retreat. It would go perfectly with my large pond!

Great job Linda and thank you for sharing!

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How many times have you gone to pick up your bags at the airport and stood there amidst a sea of black fabric suitcases checking the tags to look for your name?

I’ve done just this way too many times! Those days are over!

I decided to get creative. I mean, I am a stencil designer, right? Why not use a stencil to differentiate my bag from all the others?

It started out as the average black bag with just a little green trim.

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So I used our Miss Lynn stencil to give it a more noticeable look. 

When you stencil a fabric suitcase such as this, do yourself a favor and insert a piece of sturdy cardboard inside the pocket. This will help give you a more sturdy surface on which to stencil your design.

Tape the stencil to the fabric and use acrylic paints to stencil the design.

Because of the green of the suitcase trim, I used Sage Green acrylic paint to coordinate.

The finished result is a “designer” suitcase that I will spot immediately as it comes down the baggage shoot!

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This idea can also be applied to canvas tote bags and purses as well.

 

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Sue Rantzow/Doney is obviously a gal who can’t even begin to think the words “I can’t do this”. 

Rather, she’s someone who thinks of something awesome that she wants to accomplish then sets out to learn how. She’d used etching cream before so that portion of the learning process was over.

Sue bought our Raised Plaster Vine Stencil and knew right away that she wanted to etch this design on her bathroom mirror.

After a few emails back and forth, she had the knowledge she needed to tackle this new project.

As I explained to her, the stencil needs to adhere tightly to the mirror (or glass) so she needed to use a stencil adhesive that she could purchase from the craft store.

Next, she needed to use a credit card, scraper or other flat item to sort of “squeegee”  the openings down to the surface.

Etching cream was applied and left the recommended amount of time by the manufacturer, the stencil removed and then the mirror washed with water to remove the residual cream.

It came out just lovely and Sue is extremely happy with it.

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Thank you Sue, for letting me show off your  beautiful mirror! You did a great job!

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