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Paint It Magazine Shines the Spotlight on Stencils

Cutting Edge Stencils is featured in Paint It Magazine!

Happy Friday, my DIY lovelies!  As we stated earlier in the week, Cutting Edge Stencils seems to be on the up and up.  First we launched a whole new set of gorgeous stencil designs and then we’ve spotted our fab stencil patterns gracing the pages of DIY Magazine! And now we’re ending the week with a big bang!  We happen to pick up the premiere issue of Paint It Magazine, a Harris Publication, and do you know what was in there?  FOUR of our gorgeous stencil designs: the Nagoya Craft, Acacia Allover, Chain Link Allover, and the Shipibo Allover! Can you hear us squealing with excitement?  After thumbing through this hot new read, we managed to put it down just long enough to share some of their sizzling stencil tidbits!

Paint It Magazine features Cutting Edge Stencils in it's stencil projects. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-stencils-stencil-designs.html

Graphic Artistry Room Makeover

When it comes to putting a personal stamp on a space, Paint It Magazine hit the nail on the head with the projects they featured in their sassy living room makeover.  The publication asked Lara Rossignol, the creative DIYer behind Piewacket Blog, to pull together a stylized painted wall using graphically placed stencils as wall art.  And what did the creative cutey do?  She took the project to a whole other level by offering up a wall in her own apartment.  Lara reached out to prop stylist Jess Hammer, who had done the beautiful sets & props for this Rue Magazine shoot. Oh and she’s also the proud mama to this adorable French bull dog Laika, the model in the shoot.  For a dramatic change, the duo created a feature wall using Behr’s Tropical Sea and stenciled our Acacia Allover pattern in Behr’s Whisper White.  Although it’s an allover pattern, they decided to place the stencil design in a kite shaped pattern for a more whimsical look.  They continued the stencil design on to the front of the cabinet in front of the wall.  To complete the spirited living room makeover, Lara and Jess worked together to craft custom throw pillows and an area rug using our Nagoya Craft stencil in vibrant, eye-catching hues.  These little stenciled details add huge visual value to the space.  We love this graphic overhaul!

Cutting Edge Stencils is featured in Paint It magazine to create a custom pillow, rug, and accent wall. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-stencils-stencil-designs.html

PS. We love this stencil tip spotted on page 15! ” Plan Your Project: Use color copies to lay out the pattern first so you can see how it looks before you stencil it in.”

10 Ways to Perfect A Pattern

If you’ve been thinking about adding a pretty pattern to your space then you’ll definitely want to check out this section.  Paint It Magazine prompts readers to dress up their walls, floors and home decor with stenciled motifs and repeating patterns.  Ginny Randall took the lead on both of the projects shown below.  First she stenciled a faux area rug on top of primed floorboards using our Shipibo Allover pattern.  To give the carpet a lifelike finish she hand-painted tassels around the edges.  Next she gave a plain Jane dresser a razzle-dazzle makeover using our Chain Link Allover and patterns similar to our Casablanca craft and Nagoya craft stencils. The exotic tri-color Moroccan patterns give the old dresser an eclectic lift!

Cutting Cutting Edge Stencils is used to paint a dresser and stencil a floor in the premiere issue of Paint It magazine. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-stencils-stencil-designs.html

We told you we were going to end the week with a stenciled bang!   To see all the fabulous painting projects and tips, be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine available at most newsstands and your local Lowe’s or Home Depot.

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

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