Very cool allover leaf stencil Acacia
for wall stenciling! This modern
design will look stunning on your accent wall or done as an allover
pattern in entire room.
Try this design with drop-shadow technique, or using metallic paint - many possibilities with this leaf stencil. If you want nice crisp edges, please use spray adhesive (Elmer's) to ensure this. However, on the pictures above I am not using adhesive and still getting
pretty crisp edges. The trick with stenciling is not to over-load your roller with
paint and not to press hard on a roller while stenciling.
If you compare our stencil thickness, size, design quality and prices,
you will be amazed at the value that Cutting Edge Stencils offer!
We even included a FREE TOP STENCIL
the top part of the design cut as a separate smaller stencil. It makes
it easy to fill those gaps in the pattern close to the ceiling.
To see how to use Top part stencils, click here for Illustrated instructions:Using Top Part Stencils
Stencil has an easy registration system
, just use the parts of the design to align the stencil.Don't worry about super perfect alignment: in the end your eye will never ever notice if it's a little bit off. We decorative pros "fudge" allover patterns all the time! The walls in most houses are often not straight, so some "fudging" while stenciling helps a lot.
this stencil with our new Clip-On Stencil Level
, (sold separately) and discover how easy
it is to achieve perfectly level results without dealing with all those
bulky heavy bubble levels and annoying laser levels.Want to learn how to stencil a damask or allover pattern?
Here are the detailed illustrated step-by-step Damask/Allover Stenciling Tips.
And 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!
Usually it is not necessary to use spray adhesive with
. However, if 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 residue.About seepage and imperfections:
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 brush.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.
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,
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
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 a long time.