Mandala stencils are so popular for today’s DIY decorators. This Mandala Estrella has a antique wrought iron influence and can be used in classical interiors as a wall stencil or even as a ceiling medallion. Mandala stencils are easy to use despite there seeming intricacy. Perfect for a first time stenciling project.
For the mandalas that are 18" to 30",
you will be receiving a full medallion. For the 36" and 44" mandalas,
you will receive half of the design and to complete the medallion, pick
up the stencil after completing one side, flip it and line up the
registration marks (see photo above), tape it and do it again. Alignment
is easy and effortless.
Be creative: use different colors for different elements of the design, add shading - possibilities are
This medallion stencil is so easy to use - virtually anyone can do it. It's better to remove the light
fixture when you stencil, but you can stencil with the fixture in
place, too. You'll
need to mist the stencil with spray adhesive (Elmer's is great) then
tape the stencil to the ceiling using BLUE painter's tape, then load
your foam roller with the paint of your choice (latex or acrylic). Get
rid of excess paint by rolling the foam roller over a folded paper
towel. Then, just roll it over the stencil applying medium pressure for
an instant fabulous result! Don't press on the roller too hard
otherwise you might get some bleed. Remove the stencil, rotate it 180
degrees, tape it and do it again. Want to learn the easiest stenciling technique?
Here are the detailed illustrated Roller Stenciling Tips
Also, please make sure you watch our short step-by-step Video Tutorials!
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
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you want to minimize paint seepage or are using high contrasting
colors, adhesive is very helpful (Elmer's spray adhesive 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. You'll need to re-mist the stencil after a few repeats. Clean-up
tip: Spray the stencil with Simple Green to help to remove adhesive
About paint seepage :
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 minimize seepage,
use spray adhesive and less paint on your roller and brush.Did you know you can stencil your own fabric
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
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.
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 a long time.