This beautiful stencil Bamboo Grove
is one of our Japanese Mon
inspired stencil designs. Graceful floral and animal designs like these
were used as family crests ( or mons) in ancient Japan. They could be
found on furniture, textiles and various household objects. Now you can
beautify your walls, pillows and even t-shirts with these elegant
stencil designs. Great for allover wallpaper look, or stenciled as a
single ornament in a key space, or repeated as a vertical stripe. Use
just this design in one size, or add another one from the series and
mix them up. (see pic.) Be creative and experiment, it's so much fun!
it's a reusable sturdy stencil, and not a vinyl wall decal
, you can
reuse it many, many times and create your own cool paint color combos!
If you love the look of trendy wall decals but dislike the idea of
putting sticky vinyl on your walls, these wall art stencils are just
what you've been looking for. Not only are they re-usable, but they
give you the flexibility of using any color you want. You'll also get
the satisfaction of knowing that you've created your own hand-painted
wall art instead of just applying a sticker.
We find that it is not necessary to use spray adhesive with our stencils
however if you want very crisp edges or are using high contrasting
colors, please use it (Elmer's spray adhesive
to be the best). The trick with stenciling is to take
care not to
over-load your roller or brush with
paint and not to press too hard on a roller while stenciling. I
prefer just to use blue painter's tape to secure the stencil, but for
beginners I would recommend using spray adhesive just to make sure you
great results.Want to learn the easiest stenciling technique?
Here are the detailed illustrated Roller Stenciling Tips
When stenciling on fabric
, stencil adhesive is very helpful. First, tape your
fabric to the surface so it doesn't have any wrinkles or move around
while you stencil. Use stencil brushes, or dense foam roller, and add some
textile medium ( sold in craft stores) to your acrylics. You can also
get a special fabric paint, but, frankly, good craft acrylics with a
dollop of medium work just as well, IMO, and cost much less too!
Use very little paint while stenciling. Let the finished stenciled image dry completely, 24 hours is best, then heat-set
it by ironing the fabric for about 20 sec. ( more or less) 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. I've stenciled on silk, cotton, linen and even sheer fabrics
with great results. It's always better if your fabric doesn't have too
The stencil is made out of durable 12 mil clear
plastic stencil material
. This material is strong but flexible,
reusable and easy to clean. We love it so much more than standard 5-8
mil Mylar! It's not brittle, user friendly and just so easy to work
with, you'll love the way it "hugs" the wall surface! In our many years
of professional stenciling this material has proven to be far superior
than any other stencil material we used. Our customers love it too, and
we are sure that you'll notice the difference. Our stencils will last a
long time and are a pleasure to use.