Oh how I love this raised plaster stencil design! Reminiscent of the baroque era where there were hand carvings such as this on furniture, mantles, cabinetry and moldings. Think “Marie Antoinette” and all of the elegance around her.
This design creates the most luscious, repeated border when used around the upper edge of the ceiling (or inside the ceiling itself). Use it across the fronts of each dresser drawer or across the front of your fireplace mantle. Other furnishings benefit as well, creating the look of hand carvings that only add to the beauty and value of the furniture piece.
How did we get this look? Simple: plaster the design with joint compound then once dry, paint over it with cream colored wall paint. Let the paint dry and mix a few drops of any brown colored paint with translucent wall glaze. Wipe the mixture over the raised design then wipe off any excess. After it’s all dry, use a small artists brush and paint the design with metallic gold paint for glimmer.
This stencil can be used with common paints or joint compound for raised effects.
Remember that you can use all of our Raised Plaster Stencils as painting stencils as well.
Raised designs are EASY with our beautiful stencils!
Use common joint compound (also called Wall Mud). It comes pre-mixed for you in a bucket and is available in the paint section of most home and hardware stores and acts just like frosting.
Just get some on a small trowel or putty knife and spread evenly over the top of the stencil, lift the stencil and there’s the design! It’s a cinch and a total ball! Now just let it dry.
Either paint the color of your wall as a simple raised design or paint with craft or stencil paints.
Joint compound can be pre-tinted if you choose or Color washes can also be done with wall glaze.
Plaster Stencils can also be used with wood putty for raw furniture, venetian plasters, tile grout, portland cement or any other product that dries hard.
Stencil is laser cut of 14 mil, heavy mylar and comes with complete instructions and full color photo of the finished design.
You’re going to LOVE it!
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