Walls Stencils, Plaster Stencils, Painting Stencils, Plaster Molds

Huge selection of classic stencils for elegant home decor.

Julie McDowell is becoming an internet sensation with her gorgeous make overs of furniture! 

She partners up with General Finishes to create tutorial videos that you can learn so much from.

Julie did this beautiful buffet with general finishes paint, our Raised Plaster Antoinette Panel Stencil and gold leaf to add the beautiful design on this piece.

 

I love how she chose to leave the arched front drawer in natural wood while painting the rest of the buffet black. She plastered the design then used copper leaf over the design to not only add bling, but to add a metallic element to the buffet.

Julie certainly has an eye for design and I have loved every peice she has sent us!

Check out Julie’s website at: Dandelionsandpoppies

She has lots of instructional videos for you to learn from and become inspired to create your own awesome pieces!

Thank you Julie!

The creative gals of two chatty chicks had an adorable idea for fall.
They first painted a mailbox deep green then used our Raised Plaster Pine Branch and Mold Stencil Set to create the pine branches you see on the top of the mailbox. The pine cone mold comes with the stencil set and is used with plaster of paris or Durhams Water Putty to create dimensional pine cones.
They began by plastering the pine branch over the top area of the mailbox. You can save yourself tons of time by pre-tinting the joint compound with dark green paint. The compound will dry lighter, producing light green pine needles.
Once the pine cones were dry, they painted them light brown and glued them over the raised pine branches on the mailbox.
To finish this cute project, they turned the mailbox on it’s end and filled the opening with fall colored silk flowers and leaves.
Wouldn’t this be adorable as a table arrangement or on your front porch next to the door?
Visit their website at 2chattychicks.com
https://2chattychicks.com/

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Barbara Walker is one of my favorite customers. Not only is she super friendly and fun, she has an eye for art that I just love.

Here, she took our Raised Plaster Fleurs D Amour Stencil and used it as a central (wallpaper type) design over rough plaster walls.

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Doing a brown color wash over the wall first created a beautiful backdrop for the more colorful design she added. After the joint compound was dry, she painted the flowers a cheery blue and the leaves and stems of the design with a more sage green color. If you look close, you can see that she shaded every leaf on just one side with a deeper green.

Beautiful Barbara! I fell in love the moment I saw it!

I was so pleased when Laureen Copeland sent me photos of the peacock art piece she had completed for a friend. On MDF board, she painted a soft, gray backdrop for the peacock.

Then, using our Raised Plaster Peacock Stencil, she plastered the design then used glass beads to add the color. Wow! Is that amazing or what????? Talk about texture and color!

Take a close up look:

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There are so many ways you can use our plaster stencils to create art and Laureen did a bang up job! She’s now working on her second piece and I can’t wait to see it!

Thank you so much for sharing Laureen!

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Alan Ball, being the creative man he is, decided to try something unique with our plaster stencils.

Instead of simply spreading the joint compound over the stencil as we have been doing since 2004, he used a brush and a tapping motion to give the design even more texture.

Since he wanted to do a design to add interest to his kitchen, he chose our Raised Plaster Brassio Stencil to do the project. He used a border stencil to create uniform frames, then plastered the Brassio Frieze stencil as a twin central design.

Looking close, you can see how his brush created incredible texture in the design:

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You can see his “tapping joint compound” technique on youtube.com

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Plaster Pine Tree Stencil

Plaster Pine Tree Stencil

Annette Tyrell is a very talented artist who works with Artworks in Spokane, Washington. No wonder she loves pine trees! The area is full of them and they are tall, majestic and so beautiful.

Annette brought that look  to her walls with our Raised Plaster Pine Tree Stencil.

I absolutely love how she did the raised trees on beautiful brown walls, glazing darker over the pine needle sprigs.

When we use our tree stencils to create tree murals on walls, placement is important to create more realism. Some people evenly space a group of trees on the wall, but that rarely happens in nature. 

Walk in to the woods or forest and you will see that tree spacing is very random. Now, look at the branches, they aren’t evenly spaced either! Some are close to one another, others are farther apart.

You can tell Annette takes this in consideration in her wall design. Two trees close together on the left then one spaced farther away on the right. Look at the branches on the trees. The same principal applies.

Artists like Annette teach us wonderful things that can help us all be better artists.

Thank you so much Annette! I’ll have to find a place in my own home for this beautiful wall design!

It started as a large, plain terra cotta pot from Walmart. 

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I put it on the lazy susan in my craft shop and got to work.

I used our Raised Plaster Cerise Vine Stencil and instead of joint compound as the medium, I used pre-mixed tile grout. It dries rock hard and you don’t have to worry about wind or rain disturbing the design.

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Don’t worry if the grout crumbles a little. That’s natural. But don’t over-work the grout.

Peel the stencil back to reveal the new design.

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When using tile grout, be sure to clean your stencil immediately after each use so it doesn’t dry and clog the stencil openings.

After the stenciling is done, let it dry overnight.

Once dry, I sprayed the entire pot with Rustoleum’s Hammered Copper spray paint.

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To create the Patina look, I used a damp sea sponge and after randomly brushing areas of the pot with Americana’s Sea Aqua craft paint (watered down just a hint), I sponged it to blend.

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I then hand painted the vine with Art Deco’s metallic aqua paint to make them pop.

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It’s now a permanent decorator fixture in my back yard!

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This would be a great “for sale” item at craft fairs or on Etsy. Give it a try for yourself. It was fun!

 

Kathy Frates loves beauty, Kathy Frates loves dramatic decorating. But she’s also someone who loves the elegance of “tone on tone” She achieved that with our Raised Plaster Frilly Acanthus Stencil  

At the staircase in her home, there was a blank wall. Not a fitting place for a simple painting, but screaming for something wonderfully ornamental.

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So she plastered the design and then painted over it with rich, chocolate paint.

All I can say is “Wow!”. This wall changed instantly from plain to beautifully elegant!

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Simply painting over a raised stencil design gives you the look of embossed wallpaper. (You know, that highly expensive stuff!). So give it a try. Whether it’s on walls, furniture or ceilings, you’ll be amazed at the results!

 

Teri Chappel loves updated and modern and being the creative woman she is, she did a bang up job decorating this wall to achieve just that!

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Using our Raised Plaster Stacked Stone Stencil, Teri used common joint compound with the stencil to create the stone wall. Joint compound dries pure white so there’s no need for painting or adding color to the compound in this case. Just be sure to pre-paint your wall the color you want the stone grout to be. In this case, the wall was pre-painted gray first.
What a perfect background to the adorable safety pin wall hangings!
Super job Teri!

Pam Findley was (and I mean “was”) like most of us. Construction grade cabinets in her kitchen and she wanted more. More I say! More!

And she got it!

She used our Raised Plaster Companion Vines Stencil to create beautiful raised vines on those plain cabinets.

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She used the large vine stencil at the fascia board and then the smaller design on each of the doors, flipping and mirroring the design on each door.

I love the country finish she used for the cabinets, but she didn’t mention how she did it. Either way, it was quite an upgrade to those cabinets. Great job Pam!

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