This is one of our favorite nature-inspired stencil designs. Serene Birch Forest
brings a sense of peaceful relaxation into the room. This stunning overall stencil pattern looks great simply rolled over faux mottled
background or solid background color. Very interesting effects can be achieved with shimmering metallics or glazes. Registration is built into
the stencil pattern for ease of installation; simply use birch "spots" to align the stencil on all directions. Stencils are a great wallpaper alternative!
If you compare our stencil thickness, size, design quality and prices,
you will be amazed at the value
that Cutting Edge Stencils offer!
We even included a FREE TOP EDGE STENCIL
the top part of the design cut as a separate smaller stencil. It makes
it easy to fill those gaps in the pattern close to the ceiling. To see how to use Top part stencils, click here for Illustrated instructions: Using Top Part StencilsStenciling
on rough or textured walls may contribute to increased paint bleed. For
more information on stenciling on textured walls, see our F.A.Q. section.
Don't worry about super perfect alignment: in the end your eye will never ever notice if it's a little bit off. We decorative pros "fudge" allover patterns all the time! The walls in most houses are often not straight, so some "fudging" while stenciling helps a lot.
Since it is a "reverse" stencil design, you should start with the lighter background
which will become the color of your birch trunks, and apply the darker stenciling color, which will become the space between branches.
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. Even beginners get great results!
Try 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.This stencil was recently featured on CityLine TV in Canada and demoed by talented Sharon Grech of Benjamin Moore Paint.
can stencil with acrylic or latex paint, stencil creams, fabric paint
or glaze. Use a foam roller or stencil brush. If you want nice crisp edges, please use spray adhesive (Elmer's seems to be the best) to
ensure this. The trick with stenciling is to take care not to
over-load your roller or brush with
paint and not to press hard on a roller while stenciling. I personally prefer just to use blue painter's tape instead of adhesive, but for beginners I would suggest using spray adhesive.
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 a long time.