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Stenciling A Faux Gallery Wall using Botanical Stencils

A DIY Faux Gallery Wall Happy Friday Cutting Edge Stencil friends! What better way to start the weekend than an awesome DIY Faux Gallery wall for you to try! A typical gallery wall can have several photographs, wall stencils, and framed signs placed at random upon the wall. In this case, we will be using […]

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Stencils Add A Romantic Twist To A Bedroom

Cutting Edge Stencils shares an ombre stenciled bedroom accent wall using the Anna Damask Stencil. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/damask-stencil.html

Stencil Patterns Add Texture To An Ombre Painted Accent Wall Good morning, my Cutting Edge Stencils friends!  It’s time to make that slumber zone dreamy using a wall stencil. Kiss your boring bedroom goodbye and say hello to your stylishly stenciled boudoir! Our stencil designs are an easy and inexpensive way to personalize your space.  […]

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Let’s Get Crafty with Stencils

Three Amazing DIY craft stencil ideas and $75 stencil giveaway!

Three Craft Stencil Ideas from the bloggers behind the Lucky #7 Giveaway What’s stenclin’ my crafty DIY chicas! Did you enter our awesome Lucky #7 Stencil giveaway?  If you missed it yesterday then let’s just back up a minute to give you the 411.  Cutting Edge Stencils  partnered with the 7 amazing DIY craft blogs […]

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Damask/Allover Stenciling Tips: How to use an interlocking stencil

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Damasks and Allover stencil patterns! So trendy, so hip, so modern… So tempting!  But can it actually be done? Especially, if one has never stenciled before? Well, it certainly can be done. It’s not even that difficult! In fact many, many of our customers who are stencil newbies did it and got unbelievably beautiful results. […]

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Simple Sponging Faux Finish Technique

sponging technique faux finish stencil

Let’s learn a Simple Sponging Technique. Why sponging? Because it is the easiest ( and least expensive) faux finish, but done right, this is one of the most sophisticated faux finishes.  Perfect project for DIY decorators! Subtle mottled finishes like these create an excelent background for stencils, especially damask stencils! The look resembles aged parchment, […]

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Stenciling with stencil brushes

wall stencil technique

Stencils are perfect for DIY decor: easy, economical and fun! You can stencil with a roller or a stencil brush.  Stenciling with stencil brushes is somewhat slower than with a roller, but you can get really artsy with them and have more control. For detailed, multicolored or shaded look it’s best to use stencil brushes. […]

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Roller stenciling tips: How to stencil with a roller

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Stenciling with a dense foam roller is by far the fastest stenciling technique, and also the easiest. However, there are couple things to keep in mind to make sure the results are perfect. Rule #1: do not overload your roller with paint and always blot off excess paint onto a paper towel. If you want […]

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