Margaret Tarkington knew exactly what she wanted to do on the exterior of her home and it had to be cheery and colorful! And what she did feels like it right out of a Bavarian village!
Using our Raised Plaster Art Deco Flower Border Stencil with just paint, she first painted the exterior trim with dark green paint then added the stencil design in lighter green for the body of the border and then brilliant red and yellow for the flowers.
All the windows and doorways were done in the same manner.
What I loved about this set of windows is that she decided to paint the frames between the panes of glass with the same lighter green she used in the border design. Set against that dark green background really made this set of windows come to life.
Keeping the stencil design above the doorway only allowed her the creative use of paint she’s done to create this welcoming entry. Picking up the lighter green again, and buttery yellow of the flower centers, she brightened up the doors to create a real focal point.
I honestly just wanted to get on bended knee and applaud her for this wonderful make over of the exterior of her home. It’s unusual, creative and so cheerful! Thank you for letting me share Margaret! You did a spectacular job!
She first added the raised stencil to the upper sides of the cabinet then painted the entire cabinet with silver paint.
The raised design gave it even more decorative appeal. I love the elegance this piece now has and obviously, Michelle is very proud of it. I can see why!
The question “can you use plaster stencils with paint?” comes up all the time. The answer is Absolutely! We use our plaster stencils with paint regularly. What you will simply find is that our plaster stencils will be the most durable, high quality painting stencils you have ever owned!
Michelle used common joint compound and our easy instructions for pre-tinting the compound to create a stone panel above and around the fireplace.
plaster stenciled fireplace
Her finished design looks absolutely amazing and so REAL! Now, looking at it, could you tell this wasn’t real stone? I couldn’t!
Here’s a helpful hint: When doing a project like this, do yourself a favor and using a level, mark level lines on either side then tape the line with painters tape. That way, your stone design will be level on both sides.
Handcrafted and re-purposed, re-finished items, are all the rage these days. Etsy, Artfire and Bonanza are known as great on-line market places to find them. But so are craft fairs, trade shows and galleries.
Some people are able to make a living at the craft and many use stencils to decorate their items.
Mike makes lazy-susans. He sells them at various shows and craft fairs and has done well with his creations. He was delighted when he used our Grapes Border Stencil to add grapes to this large lazy-susan.
I’ve created many “new” items from old ones using plaster stencils and molds. One example is this beautiful wooden box that I did with our Raised Plaster Bennington Frieze Stencil and a plaster molded piece.
Not only was it fun and rewarding, it was also profitable since I sold it for $45.00!
A few years ago, I found this awesome (but broken) table at the dump and hauled it home, re-doing it with plaster stencils and paint. That free item fetched $75.00.
So if you’re thinking about getting in to this very popular business, consider adding stencil designs to your items to create more interest and to fetch a higher price.
Victoria Larsen Stencils was the first to introduce you to Raised Plaster Stencils in 2004
and has been the leader ever since with this unique and innovative decorating technique. If you can spread frosting, you can create stunning, raised designs on just about any surface, including walls, ceilings, furniture, cabinetry and craft items.
We’re also the first to introduce you to creating high end plaster ceiling and wall designs with our unique line of plaster molds.
Our classic designs and easy How To instructions help you create elegant and beautiful home decor to help you create the home of your dreams.
For awesome ideas, check out the Decorating Gallery and see what others are doing with our designs.