Walls Stencils, Plaster Stencils, Painting Stencils, Plaster Molds

Huge selection of classic stencils for elegant home decor.

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!

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! 

Julie McDowell from the Furniture Painting University has a way of really adding a Wow factor to the furniture make overs she does.

Whether it’s decoupage, paint or faux finishes or stenciling, she creates furniture pieces that are unique and beautiful.

Here, she used our Raised Plaster Vine Medallion and Mold Stencil set to add beautiful medallions to the front of this chest.

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The stencil set includes the medallion stencil and a round plaster mold to create the inner medallion you see attached in the center.

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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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Would you like to learn how to make over pieces like this? Join the FurniturePaintingUniversity.com where for a very small monthly fee, you will open up a world of professional techniques, ideas, inspiration and even articles on selling your creations!

If you’ve ever thought of creating a side-line business of painted furniture, this is the place to start your new business!

See her beautiful hand painted art on Etsy: DandelionsnPoppies

 

 

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It was just an outdated wood box I found at a thrift store, but I was about to give it a great new life as a Christmas gift for a special friend.

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I used joint compound on our Raised Plaster Diamond Panel Stencil on the top of the box after giving it a healthy coat of primer.

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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.

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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!

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With a wadded, old terry towel, begin wiping off the excess glaze, allowing it to remain in the recesses.

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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????

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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!

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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!

Great job Brenda! I love what you do!

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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