Rachel from the blog Lines Across recently took on a stenciled ombre accent wall project that completely transformed her daughter’s nursery! Rachel is right on trend, as ombre and stencils are both hot right now! This project began when Rachel’s daughter was a newborn and Rachel painted her room a light pink hue in hopes that it would be soft and subtle; perfect for a baby girl, right? Not always…once the room was finished, Rachel said it “felt a little bit like someone was trying to smother you with cotton candy!”
The Stencil Touch
From there, Rachel decided that her daughter’s room needed an interior with more of a punch, and chose to take on an ombre accent wall project complete with a stenciled design! Her daughter’s room is garden-themed, so Rachel’s decision to use Cutting Edge Stencils’ dandelion stencil as an accent wall was a great choice! Completing the ombre wall was a bit time consuming, as you will see below, but the dandelion stencil was super simple and easy to use! Rachel chose to stencil just one dandelion on her daughter’s ombre accent wall, but being that Cutting Edge Stencils products are reusable, multiple dandelions are always a possibility! Rachel also checked out the tutorial videos on the Cutting Edge Stencils website before she began her project, which she found helpful, and used a roller to apply paint over her stencil; however, in retrospect, she “thinks that it would have been better to use a stenciling brush.”
Onto the ombre!
Creating an ombre accent wall is actually more complicated than you may think. Rachel highly advises carefully planning out your project before you start, as there are many different colors and measurements that you will need to keep in check. Make lists, label things…whatever you need to do! Proper planning will produce absolutely stunning results, as we saw from Rachel! Rachel opted to design her ombre accent wall so that the stripes gradually got larger as they went down, but making all of the stripes the same size is always an option! In terms of color, Rachel based her color scheme off of the light pink hue that her daughter’s room was initially painted, and chose her other colors around that. Since Rachel was only doing one stripe in each color, she was able to use one paint sample per stripe! Be sure to keep track of which paints are which so you achieve your desired ombre look!
Rachel did a wonderful job documenting the entire ombre process on her blog using easy-to-follow graphics and photographs! Be sure to check it out! Additionally, the final stenciled ombre accent wall looks absolutely stunning! Kudos, Rachel!
Love stenciled ombre accent walls? Here’s what you can do:
- Visit Lines Across to see full tutorials
- Shop Cutting Edge Stencils to buy a stencil for your next DIY project
- Pin these photos to show your love
- Visit us on Facebook to show your very own ombre stencil project
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Emily and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew