We love this gorgeous Alhambra Spanish tile stencil. This large stencil pattern makes a great accent wall with ties to Portuguese and Spanish azulejos tiles. This tile stencil design also has Turkish and Moorish influences. Highly stylized abstract tile patterns were used for interior decoration over 1000 years ago and are very popular today. Now that’s an enduring trend! This beautiful self-aligning wallpaper stencil pattern is just what every DIY decorator needs to bring a sense of historic elegance to their home decor.
Stencil features an easy registration system
use parts of the previously painted design to align the stencil, check
for level and continue. This gives
you a seamless "wallpaper" look. Don't worry about
super perfect alignment: in the end your eye will never ever notice the
While prior stenciling experience is a plus for allover stencil patterns, even beginners get great
this stencil with our new Clip-On Stencil Level
, (sold separately) and discover how easy
it is to achieve perfectly level results without dealing with all those
bulky heavy bubble levels and annoying laser levels.Want to learn how to stencil a damask or allover pattern?
Here are the detailed illustrated step-by-step Damask/Allover Stenciling Tips.
And make sure you watch our short step-by-step Video Tutorials!
You'll find them extremely helpful for your stenciling project.
About seepage and imperfections:
Although our stencils
do not require the use of spray adhesive
this stencil could benefit from it to help minimize paint seepage,
especially if your walls have a slight texture to them. (Elmer's spray
adhesive seems to be the best). Make sure you shake the can well and
lightly mist (not drench) the stencil, and let it dry for a moment
before positioning it on the wall. This step will prevent the adhesive
residue transferring to the wall. You'll need to re-mist the stencil
after a few repeats. Note:
will still need to hold the stencil in place with a few pieces of blue
painters tape! Adhesive by itself is not enough to hold the stencil on
the wall. Clean-up tip:
the stencil with Simple Green to help to remove adhesive residue.
Please note that once you've used spray adhesive on your stencil, it
will never really come off completely. That is why we personally prefer
not to use adhesive, and instead use less paint on your roller or
Even with a proper loaded roller and correct technique you might get
some minor paint seepage here and there. In most cases it's not
noticeable, especially from a couple of feet away and it can be easily
touched up with a small brush. Don't forget that you're creating a
"hand-painted wall finish". A few imperfections and some paint seepage
here and there are natural and inevitable for this type of work. To
avoid seepage, use spray adhesive and less paint on your roller and
brush.Did you know you can stencil your own fabric
and use it for curtains,
tablecloths, pillows, etc.? When stenciling on fabric, please use
stencil adhesive to ensure good results. First, tape your ironed fabric
to the surface so it doesn't
move around while you stencil. You'll get better results with stencil
brushes, but sometimes roller can work too, depending on your fabric.
some textile medium ( sold in craft stores) to your acrylic paint. You
can also get a specially formulated fabric paint, but, frankly, good
craft acrylic paint
with a dollop of textile medium mixed in works just as well, and costs
way less! :) Let the stenciled image dry completely, 24 hours is best,
heat-set it by ironing the fabric for about 20-30 seconds on
a LOW setting through the piece of cloth. Heat-setting will cure the
paint and will prevent it from being washed off in the washing machine.
Always experiment with a sample of your fabric first to ensure good
results. We have stenciled on silk, cotton, linen and even sheer
with great results. It's always better if your fabric doesn't have too
All of our stencils
are made of thick, sturdy but flexible 12 mil clear
plastic, reusable, easy to clean and stenciler-friendly! In our 20+
years of professional stenciling this material has proven to be far
superior than any other material we used, including the industry
standard 8 mil mylar.
We are certain you'll notice the difference
and will love working with it, just like all the folks who already
bought our stencils.Our stencils
are made to last and with proper care and storage will serve you for long time.