We proudly present the "Damask" designer wall stencil by DPS. Cutting
Stencils and Diane Paparo Studio have collaborated to bring you these
beautiful Designer Wall Stencils. Now you can add world class designer
style to any space! These durable and reusable wall stencils make it
easy, fast and fun.
Use Diane Paparo's "Damask" stencil on walls,
doors, ceilings, above the chair rail in your dining room, over the bed
or instead of a framed piece of art. Just use your imagination and let
your creativity flow!
For expert stenciling tips, please watch our How-to stencil videos! You'll find them extremely helpful for your stenciling project. Even beginners get great results!
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.
About seepage and imperfections:
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. However, even with a proper loaded roller and correct technique you might get
some minor paint seepage here and there. In most cases it's not
noticeable, especially from a couple of feet away and it can be easily
touched up with a small brush. Don't forget that you're creating a
"hand-painted wall finish". A few imperfections and some paint seepage
here and there are natural and inevitable for this type of work. To
avoid seepage, use spray adhesive and less paint on your roller and
Most of our stencils
do not require the use of spray adhesive, however, if you want to minimize paint
seepage or are using high
contrasting colors, spray adhesive can be helpful (Elmer's spray
seems to be the best). Make sure you shake the can well and lightly
mist (not drench) the stencil, and let it dry for a moment before
positioning it on the wall. This step will prevent the adhesive residue
transferring to the wall. On the pictures above I didn't use spray adhesive and
still got nice and crisp edges. Note: you will still
need to hold the stencil in place with a few pieces of blue painters
tape! Adhesive by itself is not enough to hold the stencil on the wall. Clean-up tip: Spray the stencil with Simple Green to help to
remove adhesive residue.
Did you know you can stencil your own fabric
and use it for curtains, tablecloths, pillows, etc.? When stenciling on
fabric, please use stencil adhesive to ensure good results. First, tape
your ironed fabric to the surface so it doesn't move around while you
stencil. You'll get better results with stencil brushes, but sometimes
roller can work too, depending on your fabric. Add some textile medium (
sold in craft stores) to your acrylic paint. You can also get a
specially formulated fabric paint, but, frankly, good craft acrylic
paint with a dollop of textile medium mixed in works just as well, and
costs way less! :) Let the stenciled image dry completely, 24 hours is
best, then heat-set it by ironing the fabric for about 20-30 seconds 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. We have stenciled on silk, cotton, linen and even sheer fabrics
with great results. It's always better if your fabric doesn't have too
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 long time.