We are in love with our craft Otomi stencil pattern!
Inspired by traditional Mexican tribal textiles, this amazing ethnic
pattern works great in a dining room, nursery or on a headboard or rug.
Check out the details of this lovely design, a joyful celebration of
life and all its beautiful creatures.
Why buy expensive placemats or lamp shades when you can create them yourself? Reusable stencils save you money
and make you feel proud of your creation. Your friends are not going to
believe you stenciled this yourself! This ethnic craft stencil is
perfect for DIY decor.
Did you know you can stencil on fabric
too? Yes, you
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
texture.When stenciling on
you want to insure good adhesion. If the piece has a varnish or a
glossy finish you'll need to break the sheen. You can do this with a scotch
brite pad, steel wool or fine grit sandpaper. Lightly sand the surface and then
wipe down the piece with a damp cloth or paper towel. Next, basecoat the piece if you
want to change the overall color. Most acrylic and latex paints work well, but to insure good adhesion
you may want to use an adhesive primer such as Stix or Zinnser 1*2*3. These primers
can even be tinted to the color you want. After your primer/basecoat is dry you
can start stenciling
with whatever paint you like. FolkArt acrylics and Benjamin Moore paints
work great. You can just tape your stencils
with pieces of blue painters tape, or use spray adhesive for a crisper look. If you
want to protect your artwork, you could then topcoat the table with a clear
topcoat (spray or brush-on).
Please 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!
Need some stencil inspiration or looking for stencil room ideas? Check our our Stencil Stories Blog
it's packed with expert stenciling advice for DIY decor, illustrated
step-by-step tutorials, room ideas and style advice and color
Decorating in Beach style? Check out our entire
Beach Decor Stencil
collection for more ideas for that breezy, beach
house vibe you're trying to bring to your room!
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 in quality 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.