This beautiful stencil Water Plantain
is one of our Japanese Mon
inspired stencil designs. Graceful floral and animal designs like these
were used as family crests ( or mons) in ancient Japan. They could be
found on furniture, textiles and various household objects. Now you can
beautify your walls, floors, pillows and even t-shirts with these elegant
stencil designs. Great for allover wallpaper look, or stenciled as a
single ornament in a key space, or repeated as a vertical stripe. Perfect for DIY wall decor. Use
just this design in one size, or add another one from the series and
mix them up. Be creative and experiment, it's so much fun!
This stencil is so easy to use, virtually anyone can do it.
it to the wall using BLUE painter's tape, (or secure it with spray adhesive), then load your dense foam
roller with a paint of your choice (latex or acrylic). Offload the
excess paint on a folded paper towel, make sure there is no excess
paint. Then, just roll over the stencil applying light to medium
pressure for an instant fabulous result! Don't press on the roller too
hard otherwise you might get some bleed. Use a separate roller for each
If you prefer shaded multi-color look, use stencil
brushes ( one per each color) instead of a roller to create beautiful
soft shading.Want to learn the easiest stenciling technique?
Here are the detailed illustrated Roller Stenciling Tips
We find that it is not necessary to use spray adhesive with our stencils
however if you want very crisp edges or are using high contrasting
colors, please use it (Elmer's spray adhesive
to be the best). 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. I
prefer just to use blue painter's tape to secure the stencil, but for
beginners I would recommend using spray adhesive just to make sure you
great results.When stenciling on fabric
, stencil adhesive is very helpful. First, tape your
fabric to the surface so it doesn't have any wrinkles or move around
while you stencil. Use stencil brushes, or dense foam roller, and add some
textile medium ( sold in craft stores) to your acrylics. You can also
get a special fabric paint, but, frankly, good craft acrylics with a
dollop of medium work just as well, IMO, and cost much less too!
Let the stenciled image dry completely, 24 hours is best, then heat-set
it by ironing the fabric for about 20 sec. ( more or less) 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. I've stenciled on silk, cotton, linen and even sheer fabrics
with great results. It's always better if your fabric doesn't have too
The stencil is made out of durable 12 mil clear
plastic stencil material.
This material is strong but flexible,
reusable and easy to clean. We love it so much more than standard 5-8
mil Mylar! It's not brittle, user friendly and just so easy to work
with, you'll love the way it "hugs" the wall surface! In our many years
of professional stenciling this material has proven to be far superior
than any other stencil material we used. Our customers love it too, and
we are sure that you'll notice the difference. Our stencils will last a
long time and are a pleasure to use.