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Using Stencils to Decorate Your Walls

Using Stencils to Decorate Your Walls
An attractive way to enhance bare walls is with stencils. This guide is about using stencils to decorate your walls.
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By 1 found this helpful
November 7, 2007

Decorating a wall with joint compound and a stencil.

Approximate Time 4 hours

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. First, make sure wall is clean or painted the color you wish.
  2. Position the stencil to your taste.
  3. Decide if you want to use colorant to your joint compound or Spackle or if you want to paint it after it is done.
  4. If you wish to use the colorant, add it before you start.
  5. Using joint compound or Spackle and a putty knife, paste the compound through the holes of the stencil.
  6. Remove immediately, lifting straight up so not to damage the compound and then let dry completely.
  7. If you use paint, after it has dried completely, paint over the leaves.
  8. If you wish you may also glaze them.

Note: The stencil from VictoriaLarsen.com is a little thicker than the ones you buy in the craft store so that makes the design more raised. However, any stencil will work, it just won't have as much depth. In the picture you see, I used Spackle with white paint.

By Elaine from Belle Plaine, IA

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By 0 found this helpful
May 8, 2005

I want to stencil words and phrases and my walls but, I'm not sure how to do this. Should I make my own stenils? Any suggestions or advice?

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May 10, 20050 found this helpful

It might be easier and less costly to use a projector to transfer the words to the walls, then you could trace and fill in with color.

avalable at craft and quilt shops. quiltsonline.com has one.

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 10, 20050 found this helpful

The projector idea is great and eliminates the need for a stencil. But if you decide to go with a stencil, there is a large selection in craft stores or you can use the transparency film used for overhead projectors, found at places like Staples or Office Depot.

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May 10, 20050 found this helpful

I agree - an overhead projector would work fine. Perhaps you can borrow one from work, or a school - instead of buying something you may use only once. Projecting them also means you wont have to worry about cutting the stencils and having the letters look funny. You can use elegant fonts and have fun with it.

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 6, 20060 found this helpful

Why do u need a projecter, least u can use a stencil more than once, and a projecter is very costly""

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By guest (Guest Post)
June 20, 20060 found this helpful

I saw on a show on tv where you place the stencil on the wall and paint in white glue over the stencil. Let it dry and then paint your wall or if using wood then stain. Where the glue is, it will not let the paint adhere and so your statement comes off one color and the wall color another.. anyone ever try this? I suppose it is like using wax for similar ideas.

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By guest (Guest Post)
July 13, 20080 found this helpful

For my kitchen cabinets where can I buy stencils?

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