Maloca wall art stencil
: inspired by the tribal Malocas of the Amazon (a communal dwelling), this large wall stencil has a natural appeal that grabs your heart. Use it as a single motif or as an allover stencil pattern for an accent wall.Be creative:
overlap the design,
use different colors, create your own allover stencil pattern, add
shading, use metallic paint - possibilities are endless. You can even
make it somewhat 3D by troweling plaster through the stencil. You can
stencil over simple latex paint, plaster, faux finish background or even
wallpaper if it is in decent condition.
This tribal stencil is so easy to use
, virtually anyone can do it. Simply tape the stencil to the wall 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. Transform your room in less than 1 hour!
Want to learn the easiest stenciling technique?
Here are the detailed illustrated Roller Stenciling Tips
can stencil with acrylic or latex paint, stencil creams, fabric paint
or plaster of your choice. Use a foam roller or stencil brush. You can
trowel the plaster through the stencil to achieve stunning dimensional
Although our stencils
do not require the use of spray adhesive
, this pattern could benefit from it to help minimize paint seepage, especially if your walls have a slight texture to them. (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. 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. Please note that once you've used spray adhesive on your stencil, it will never really come off completely. That is why we personally prefer not to use adhesive, and instead use less paint on your roller or stencil brush.
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.
If you compare our stencil thickness, size, design quality and prices, you will be amazed at the value that Cutting Edge Stencils offer!
And make sure you watch our short step-by-step Video Tutorials!
find them extremely helpful for your stenciling project. While prior
experience is helpful when working with repeat interlocking stencils,
even beginners get great results!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 on fabric too?
can create custom stenciled curtains, pillows and table cloths with our
stencils! When stenciling on fabric, stencil adhesive is very helpful.
First, tape your ironed fabric to the surface so it doesn't move around
while you stencil. Use stencil brushes, or roller, and add some textile
medium (sold in craft stores) to your acrylic paint. You can also get a
special fabric paint, but, frankly, good craft acrylics with a dollop
of textile medium work just as well, and costs way less too! :) Let the
stenciled image dry completely, 24 hours is best, then heat-set it by
ironing the fabric for about 20 seconds (more or less) on a LOW setting
through the piece of cloth. Heat-setting will cure the paint and
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 much
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. In our
many years of professional stenciling this material has proven to be
far superior to 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.