Barbara emailed me one day saying she had a lot of cigar boxes that were too good to throw away. She wanted to give them a face lift and create uses for them. So she set out to find a great design for the tops of those boxes.
She used our Raised Plaster Chantilly Floral Stencil over the top.
I love the bright color and the placement of the design. Barbara shows you that even larger stencils can be used on smaller projects by allowing excess portions of the design to simply be eliminated. I love the backgrounds she did on these boxes before plastering the raised design. Ah….but she went a step further. Look at what she did to the inside!
Each box used the same design but was done in different colors with different backgrounds.
What great creativity and how much fun she must have had doing these wonderful boxes. Think of all the uses for trinkets, jewelry, candies, etc!
Thank you Barbara!
I absolutely love the various ideas creative types like D. Starns come up with when using our stencils.
Examine this photo closely. Where I use a palet knife on it’s side to add deep black, horizontal striations to my Raised Plaster Aspen Trees, she used a paint brush and added very pale striations in soft brown paint that could have been diluted with clear wall glaze.
She then used metallic gold paint on her leaves. Done over gray walls really makes this design stand out beautifully! I only wish she would have sent a photo of the entire wall.
Very creative, very beautiful! She totally rocked this!
Anne used our Raised Plaster Traditional Cabinet Stencil with ordinary paint to add such a luscious design to the front of her cabinet. I love how it looks! She added such ornamental beauty to the two plain panels.
The cool thing about this design is that it repeats easily with tiny flowers, bells and pearls to create a very intricate pattern. It’s perfect for this piece because of the ornamentals already present.
Good job Anne and thank you for letting us see!
Sandra had an old chest that she just new she could give new life to. Boy, did she ever!
Prepping with primer first, she added our Raised Plaster Cadence Frieze stencil to the centers of the inset panels.
After letting that dry, she then painted the entire chest with the most beautiful and cheery blue paint.
Not only did she extend the life of this wonderful wood piece, she gave it such style and class!
Raised plaster stencils help you add design to your furniture pieces and cabinets easily! Just tape the stencil to the intended area, smear the openings with pre-mixed joint compound, gently peel back the stencil and let it dry.
When you paint over the applied design, it protects it from chipping off. No need to seal further unless you are sealing the entire piece.
Works great with chalk paints!
Debbie Sharp is obviously a gal with vision and creativity.
When I opened her email and saw this beautiful version of our Raised Plaster Anastasia Stencil, I was just amazed at what that beautiful background did for our lovely plaster stencil design.
Here’s what she wrote in her email:
“I want to say thank you for the stencils that you create….I love the one I purchased…and the service was amazing. This is what I made from your stencil using venetian plaster and Amy Howard milk paint colors. I am a current student of Amy Howard’s Old World Finishing Course. I love how this came out!!! Beautiful stencil and I will be back for more as soon as I can”.
Debbie has obviously found her sources for true inspiration. The depth of the background, with it’s lights and darks against the raised design create a visual dimension that is just mesmerizing!
Thank you for sharing Debbie!
Deborah has been a long time customer that just keeps flooring me with her creative uses of my stencil designs.
She has such an enormous imagination and sometimes, that’s all you need besides the stencil design to create something completely unique and awe inspiring.
Using our Raised Plaster Francais Border Stencil, she used paint with the design in the center of this this cutsie headboard and then used the same blue paint to do a border and the posts.
Here, she used our Raised Plaster Palisades border stencil with pale gray paint to create a vertical border on her wall. Remember that any of our plaster stencils can also be used with any paint. You will simply find it to be the most high quality paint stencil you’ve ever owned.
You will see more of Deborah’s creations here in the future, and to be honest, I’m on pins and needles here! Thank you Deborah!
Dawn had it in her mind that she wanted stone around her fireplace instead of the simple tiles that were there originally, and by golly, she found a great way to do it with our Raised Plaster Stacked Stone Stencil
Dawn mixed her paint color right in to the joint compound she used for the stones. If you mix white glue with joint compound you can make it stick to anything including metal and slick tile.
To repeat the stone easily, simply plaster once, then flip the stencil over, line up the old stones with the stone openings, overlap slightly and plaster again.
I love the way it looks now. Certainly much more modern and inviting. Thank you Dawn!
I was just blown away when Colten sent me this photo of an old vanity dresser that was given new life.
Painting it soft cream, our Raised Plaster Parkland Posey Stencil was applied to the sides of the dresser then painted over with the same cream paint. The handles were removed from the lower drawers and gray diamonds were painted over the fronts to give an really cool design element.
All of the ornate ornamentation on this piece and the plaster design really popped out when gray glaze was applied over these areas and wiped off to remove the excess. This piece is now museum worth and how I would LOVE to have it in my all white bedroom!
Now how could you not want to hang out in this back yard when you are surrounded by tall, beautiful daisies on a wood fence? What a cute idea that went viral once it was published and we couldn’t keep this design in stock.
Our Large Daisy Stencil is so easy to use. Simply stencil the stems, repeating them to any height, add the daisy flower head to the top and then stencil leaves where ever you wish. Stencil with a roller and you will find it a super quick job!
Stencil first in gray and then off-set flowers in white, with some covering gray daisies. It makes for a lush garden you will love! Now, imagine this on a wall inside the house! How fun and cheery!
Catherine is a pro and my gosh, I was blown away when she sent me a photo of this delicious armoire.
Catherine had a vision in her head: To create a beautiful interior to this lovely piece.
So she painted the inside a stunning lipstick red and then stenciled our Bamboo Wallpaper design inside with gold metallic paint.
Even the doors got this same treatment. So lovely!