The stencil set includes the medallion stencil and a round plaster mold to create the inner medallion you see attached in the center.
With the stenciled medallion done in white and the plaster medallion painted the same color she painted the chest, the look is so elegant!
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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.
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!
With a wadded, old terry towel, begin wiping off the excess glaze, allowing it to remain in the recesses.
Once everything is dry, give it a good coat of clear sealer and it’s ready to give as a gift!
My neighbor Chris Saavedra has discovered the fun you can have with re-doing and re-purposing old furniture.
My favorite part of seeing her projects is just what her imagination brings to the project.
For this project, she took an old end table, removed the door, gave it a cute paint finish of soft cream and brown and then used our Raised Plaster Ansella Tile Stencil with paint to give the table detail by using it on the top.
But the cutest part of this project was it’s new purpose! It’s a pet house! She placed a pet bed inside which makes the perfect hiding place for her precious cats. Now how cute is that????
Chris recently had great success when she took many of her painted furniture pieces to a craft fair where they were selling for as much as $150.00! Is this something YOU should be thinking about as a small business or side job for extra money?
Brenda Foster loves design and like me, sees a blank wall as a new canvas!
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!
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.
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!
This idea can also be applied to canvas tote bags and purses as well.
Michelle Flair had an idea for this blank section of wall that sticks out in to her room. She was excited when she found our Raised Plaster Stacked Stone Stencil. It was the perfect solution for adding a realistic stone look to this odd wall.
She used the stencil on all three sides of the wall, flipping the stencil over and matching up the stones to repeat the pattern on the adjacent side of the wall.
Thank you for sharing Michelle!
See the other projects on our site featuring this easy to use stencil.
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.
Whether you are looking to add a stenciled wallpaper pattern to a focal wall,
stencil a beautiful new chair rail or ceiling border or if you just want to add a pretty design to cabinets or furniture, you will find a stencil designs here that will add beauty to your life in any color you choose.
Stenciling is easy! Whether you stencil with a stencil brush or paint roller, stenciling makes decorating your home simple and fun. Check out the How to Stencil area to see just how easy and fun it is.
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.