Walls Stencils, Plaster Stencils, Painting Stencils, Plaster Molds

Huge selection of classic stencils for elegant home decor.

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Using a simple stencil design such as these fern leaves can create a stunning focal wallpaper design.

Simply place the stencil randomly over the wall, as close or far apart as you wish.

Here we used our Raised Plaster Fern Leaves Stencil with green glass bead medium to create raised fern leaves.

This is also a great treatment for large furniture pieces or simply place the leaves in recessed panels on the piece.

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Nicole Kulis sells re-purposed furniture. But when she started adding our Raised Plaster Stencils, she wrote me and said that her furniture pieces now sell so quickly! And it’s no wonder why. Suddenly, these plain furniture pieces turn in to ornamental beauties with designs that appear hand carved on the surface.

Using the same Raised Plaster Brassio Stencil design, she created all of these lovely pieces to sell.

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A cute little black side table

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Sweetness in white

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A plain occasional table that now has beautiful detail!

Now who wouldn’t want one of these adorable pieces of furniture as an ornamental focal point in a room?

When creating raised designs on furniture, there are a number of products you can use to create a more durable design. Consider WoodIcing, tile grout, or Durhams water putty (found at your local hardware store). Joint compound can also be used. Just be sure to paint over the design to protect it from chipping in the future.

See her fabulous side board make over here.

Check out Nicole’s Facebook page for more of her lovely work.

 

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I’m so proud to call Julie McDowell of Dandelions and Poppies to come up with the brilliant idea of putting artists and charities together! 

Here’s what she says about her new group “Paint it Forward”:

Paint it Forward is a collective of artists who wish to give back to their local communities. Inspiring members of this group to select a matter or matters that they care deeply about in their locale, whether it be supporting a struggling neighbor or the homeless shelter down the road. They then use this platform to promote their cause and their work which can be sold for partial or full profit, whatever you can manage! A small act of kindness.

This is about raising awareness, making art matter even more, and paying it forward: one drop at a time

I highly encourage everyone to join this wonderful group! I did!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/paintitforwardbc/

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See the project here!

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All of the doors in my home are standard 6 panel doors.

Well, you know me, I like something more, something unusual, something exciting!

So I created a series of panel stencils that are perfectly sized for these types of doors.

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I used our Raised Plaster Chaumont Panel Stencil to create the design on each panel.

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See how perfectly it fits in each panel? 

I simply used joint compound then painted the entire door with door and trim paint that matched the color of my walls.

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Now, I LOVE those doors and have done every door in my house, including the entry doors!

See these designs for your doors! (But they also make exquisite border stencil designs!)

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Raised Plaster Leaf Panel

Raised Plaster Bay Leaf Panel

Check out the front door project!

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I found this awesome website giving tutorials on how to emboss aluminum and tin using stencils for the patterns.

http://mercartsmetalembossing.blogspot.com/2014/08/stencils-and-aluminum-on-tin-box.html?m=1

Now how fun is that? Our Raised Plaster Stencils would be the perfect stencil thickness for projects like this because they are thicker than most designer stencils and would hold up well to repeating the pattern.

Wouldn’t this be awesome for a kitchen back splash?

Check it out for yourself!

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I was so pleased to see the great instructional video using our Raised Plaster Vine Medallion and Mold set  today, posted by Julie from FurniturePaintingUniversity.com.

I have to say, I’m terribly impressed with this website. Professionals pay thousands of dollars to learn some of the techniques taught by the Furniture Painting University, yet, you can be a student for just a few dollars a month and learn to paint project after project!

Visit today to check out the instructional videos and articles that will have you doing furniture make overs like a pro with just your first visit!

 

 

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I love all things “home decor” and that’s what my blog is all about. Not just stencils or stenciling.

With that in mind, I couldn’t wait to share this incredible make over by my new friend and customer Chris Rees.

First, let me tell you a little about Chris. She’s a visionary who sees things much differently than the rest of us do. Especially when it comes to home decorating. Not only that, she’s incredibly creative! She looks at something and sees a different purpose, a different color, a different slant on what something was meant for.

I have to tell you, she really blew me away with these make overs!

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Step one: Common, iron tea cart.

Step two: Fill with polished rock, add a luscious red sink and accessories, a rustic water fixture and Wha La! The COOLEST bathroom sink cabinet (can you call it a cabinet?)  I’ve ever seen! And how cool she used the tea cart handle as a towel rack! 

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Look how adorable this bathroom came out!

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Now, would WE have ever thought of such a clever use for a tea cart? Me, I would have seen a plant potting cart, maybe a roll around cocktail station, but this gal turned it in to something so wildly elegant!

Now, check THIS one out! See that sink in the photo below? You’re never going to believe this, but it’s a light cover turned upside down! REALLY????? Who would have thought.

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 Here’s what she said about it:

 ” The interesting thing is that this sink bowl is actually something that I came across on our property as we were left with a mix of junk and treasures (ton of it). It is either a reverse lighting lamp or belongs to a ceiling fan light.  I really don’t know, but the measurements were right for the drain so I painted it with Turquoise glass paint, fired it in my oven and well, read about plumbers putty.  Really never unclogged a drain before building two sinks?  My kiddos could not reach the top of the original so whats a Mom to do?”

Clever and creative, she saw a need for a lower sink area for her children and solved the problem in the cutest, most clever way!

On my knees, I bow to your greatness Chris!

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I love my neighbor Chris Saavedra. A beautiful, fabulously charming woman whom I enjoy spending time with.

This year, Chris began re-doing old furniture to sell at craft fairs. So what a perfect time to introduce her to the art of stenciling.

She went NUTS! Just about every piece she produced was embellished with a stencil design that made the piece even more special.

This coffee table project was one of my favorites. She painted the base and legs white, painted the top brown then added one of our stencil designs to the very center. It came out so beautiful that I nearly lugged it home for myself! Isn’t it just sweet?

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She did well at the craft fair with some pieces selling for as high as $150.00

Check out her end table pet bed project! Simply adorable!

I love seeing what other people do with my designs and their ideas for painting finishes on furniture. It gives me new inspiration!

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If you have thought of starting a furniture painting business, or currently struggle with the one you have, do I have news for you!

Furniture Painting University is the only online International campus for new and seasoned furniture artists. No need to drive to a class or pay hundreds of dollars at a trade show to take classes from the Pros. This member website gives it all to you and more!

Not only do they teach techniques to achieve stunning finishes, but they also provide instruction on tools, paints, waxes and more.

Featuring a weekly video series of upholstery and painting tutorials, you are sure to find a myriad of new ideas and techniques to enhance your furniture painting business.

As artists, we all need new ideas and I love the fact that there is an online school such as this that I can visit any time I want. Watch hands-on videos and read many articles on just how a certain look was created.

Questions such as pricing issues was also addressed and I loved that! Certainly, that’s an area that many artists struggle with. But I also appreciated the staging and merchandising articles to help your sell your pieces.

So take the time to stop by Furniture Painting University and see a bit of what they have to offer. Then sign up and start learning! You’ll be on your way to selling re-furbished, beautiful furniture and putting some dough in your pocket!

 

 

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