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Learn How To Stencil The Peacock Feather Pattern

A Step By Step Tutorial for Stenciling the NEW Peacock Feather Stencil

It is finally Friday, my DIY stenciling friends!  Cutting Edge Stencils hopes you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday.  In case you missed our recent news, right before the turkey feast we introduced our latest and greatest stencil collection featuring eleven NEW stencil designs!  Read all about that here.  One stencil design that has our tail feathers all ruffled is our new Peacock Feather Allover pattern. Feathers are HOT in the home decor category these days.  Elle Decor notes, “Designers are looking to the skies for the motif of the moment—plumes in an array of colors and sizes.”  And our peacock feather stencil makes incorporating this trend into your current home decor super easy!
Stenciling Tutorial on how to stencil the Peacock Feather Allover pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/peacock-feather-wall-stencil-pattern.html
Before you rush off to start stenciling, Cutting Edge Stencils has put together a quick tutorial that explains how to use our Peacock Feathers Allover pattern.  The key to any interlocking pattern is to figure out which parts of the stencil line up together (or interlock) before you begin painting!  This tutorial will help you better understand the process of painting the peacock feather pattern.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Stenciling Tutorial on how to stencil the Peacock Feather Allover pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/peacock-feather-wall-stencil-pattern.html

Cutting Edge Stencils’ Peacock Feathers Allover pattern  ~ Clip-on stencil level  ~ Modern Master in Sapphire and Venetian Blue  ~ FolkArt Metallics in Peridot and Copper ~ Dense foam roller ~Paper towels ~ Stencil brush ~ Foam plate ~ Blue Painters tape ~ Elmers Spray Adhesive

Here’s What You’ll Do:

First make sure your wall is clean from dirt and dust.  Then use the blue painters tape to mark off the edges of the ceiling, trim, and floor boards.

Next spray your stencil with an adhesive to help it stick to the wall.  Make sure you spray the correct side of the stencil.  Our stencil names are always written on the bottom front side of the stencil. Let the adhesive dry for a couple of minutes so that it tacks up and does not leave a residue on your wall.

Adhere the Clip-on level to your stencil.  It’s a time saver and will ensure that your stencil is straight. Position your stencil on the wall and adhere it with a small piece of blue painters tape on each corner.

Stenciling Tutorial on how to stencil the Peacock Feather Allover pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/peacock-feather-wall-stencil-pattern.html

Pour your paint onto the foam plate and load your dense foam roller. Then offload the paint onto a paper towel by rolling it back and forth until the roller seems almost dry and the paint is evenly distributed. For this project, we used Modern Masters Sapphire for the main part of the feather.

Start stenciling your wall using light to medium pressure on your dense foam roller. Pressing too hard will lead to bleeding and smudging.

Stenciling Tutorial on how to stencil the Peacock Feather Allover pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/peacock-feather-wall-stencil-pattern.html

It is extremely important that you paint the registration marks.  They are easy to overlook however they are very important in aligning the stencil pattern.  The registration marks are on the top and right hand side.  See below.

Stenciling Tutorial on how to stencil the Peacock Feather Allover pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/peacock-feather-wall-stencil-pattern.html

For the eye of the feather, we used Modern Masters in Venetian Blue and Folk Art Metallic in Peridot and Copper.  To paint the smaller sections of the stencil, it is easier to use a Stencil brush rather than a roller.  Repeat the step of pouring your paint onto a foam plate and then loading your stencil brush.  Be sure to offload the paint on the brush onto a paper towel.

Stenciling Tutorial on how to stencil the Peacock Feather Allover pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/peacock-feather-wall-stencil-pattern.html

Remove the stencil from the wall slowly so that you do not rip off your background paint (base wall coat).

Realign the stencil (vertically) so that the topmost section of the Peacock Feather pattern locks in with the bottommost section of the pattern you’ve already painted on your wall. Check your level again and continue the stenciling process.  Don’t repaint the interlocking part of the pattern. Two coats of paint will make that one portion noticeably darker than the rest of the pattern.

Stenciling Tutorial on how to stencil the Peacock Feather Allover pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/peacock-feather-wall-stencil-pattern.html

Once you’ve finished your first column of the pattern, realign your stencil directly to the left of the topmost pattern. You will be able to line it up using the extended section of the chevron on the side of the pattern you have already completed. You may want to reload your roller with paint before you start stenciling the next section.

After completing that pattern and removing the stencil from the wall, realign the stencil underneath the last painted section. The side and top portions of the stencil should lock in with the patterns that have already been painted on the wall. Then repeat this process until your entire wall is covered in the feather pattern.

In order to finish the edges (e.g. the corner where the wall meets the floor), roll your roller straight into the crease. Then use your stencil brush to complete the portions of the design that can’t be reached with your roller. Tip: Make sure to use little paint on your stencil brush by offloading the paint onto a paper towel before stenciling with it. 

To complete the design all the way up to the ceiling, use the top edge stencil provided with the Peacock Feather Allover design. This top edge will help you complete the feather shape.

Remove the stencil and VOILA!

Stenciling Tutorial on how to stencil the Peacock Feather Allover pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/peacock-feather-wall-stencil-pattern.html

Black Friday through Cyber Monday Stencil Sale!

Now if our tutorial on how to stencil one of our prettiest new patterns hasn’t snapped you out of your food coma, then this sure will! In honor of this shop till you drop weekend, we’d like to offer you 30% OFF all stencils from 11/29/13 through 12/3/13! Just use the code CYBER30 during the check out process. The best part about our offer is that you can snatch up all your favorite stencil patterns while resting comfortably in jammies!.  So what are you waiting for?  SHOP NOW!

Black Friday Stencil Sale: Shop all stencil through 12/3 and get 30% off using the code CYBER30. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-stencils.html

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Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew

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  • fleurdelivres

    You’re clearly painting over the entire stencil in the second photo, but in the third the center space is blank so you can paint the three other colors. How is that?

  • CESteam

    Hi fleurdelivres,

    Yes in the second photo we are painting over the whole stencil. In the third photo, the circles that are empty are showing where the registration marks are and how to line up the next stencil. Hope this helps!

  • fleurdelivres

    Actually no, I mean the interior part of the feather where the other three colors are painted. The second photo gives a very unrealistic idea of how difficult it will be to paint and maneuver around the tiny dividing lines between the colors. I wish this tutorial had been more honest.

  • CESteam

    Hi Fleurdelivres, In the second photo we painted the entire stencil blue using the dense foam roller. Then in picture four, we went back in with a small stencil brush to add the additional colors. The additional colors were painted on top of the blue. Hope this helps.

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