Cutting Edge Stencils is so excited that our Poppy Allover stencil was featured in the September 2012 issue of Oprah Magazine! The magazine used the floral stripe stencil in funky greens as part of their design expert tips segment, full of great tips including how to stencil. Even Oprah Magazine has hopped onto the stenciling wagon. Below are the tips given about using a wall stencil:
Stencil a Wall
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- Wipe down the wall with a damp cloth (to make sure it’s dust-free) and apply painters tape to the adjoining walls, trim, and ceiling.
- Using a 36-inch level, line up your stencil. Starting at the wall’s center, affix the pattern with painters tape.
- Pour paint onto a paper plate. Dip the paint roller, and run it over the stencil.
- Remove the stencil and repeat across the wall. Use a stencil brush to fill in any details, if necessary.
Although our how-to videos vary slightly from the tips given, they pretty much hit the nail on the head! Thanks for the shout-out, Oprah! We love what was done with the Poppy Allover stencil. For lots of fun decorating tips, be sure to read “A Design Expert Reveals 3 Ways to Transform Any Room” article. Also, for an even more detailed look at stenciling, be sure to watch our how to stencil video tutorials.
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~Gabi and the Cutting Edge Stencils crew