Why use wallpaper when you can try this beautiful Scroll Alessa
Reusable stencils save you money, allow unlimited custom color
choices to match your decor and make you feel proud of your stenciled
creation. This elegant allover pattern is perfect for DIY decor.
Registration is built into design for ease of aligning. Allover stencil
patterns bring stylish elegance to any room. Great for traditional or
contemporary decor - just play with your color combination! Looks
stunning on the accent wall or above a chair rail.
If you compare our stencil thickness, size, design quality and prices,
you will be amazed at the value that Cutting Edge Stencils offer!
We also included a FREE
little single stencil, just to help you to get into the tighter places around moldings, light switches, tight corners etc.
Stenciling 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. 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.Did you know you can stencil your own fabric
and use it for curtains,
tablecloths, pillows, etc.? 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 dense foam 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 cost way 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
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
All of our stencils are made of thick, sturdy but flexible 12 mil clear
, 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.