Cutting Edge Stencils Shares An Otomi Stenciled Accent Wall
Good morning, my stencil lovin’ friends. Cutting Edge Stencils has noticed an Otomi print trend. This fun tribal pattern is a great way to add both color and texture to a room. The pattern stems from Otomi textiles which were created by the Otomi people of the Hidalgo area of Mexico. Traditionally Otomi prints are done in bright colors, but we’ve been spotting this bold pattern in low contrast colors. Despite the color choice, the pattern is quite distinctive and commands attention so it’s perfect for an accent wall just like this one…
We’d like to introduce you to Charlotte, the proud mama and creative DIYer behind the blog Ciburbanity. Charlotte admits that she has a small obsession with stenciled DIY projects that she spots on Pinterest. Recently she fell in love with our Otomi Allover stencil pattern and she couldn’t resist buying it. Once she had the fun tribal pattern in her hands, she needed a wall to paint. Charlotte took a look around her home and decided the traditional Mexican design would look perfect on an accent wall in her children’s bedroom. Here is the white bedroom wall before its stenciled makeover.
Plain white but with lots of potential. First she chose to give her walls a fresh coat of paint using Benjamin Moore’s calming aloe 533, a pretty pale green. Then she decided to paint the Otomi Allover stencil in a crisp white, similar to Benjamin Moore simply white OC-117. Charlotte used blue painters tape to adhere the stencil to the wall and a dense foam roller to paint the pattern. Charlotte shared this painting tip, “I found that rolling a tiny bit at a time (like an inch by inch) worked better for me. As you can see, this stencil has LOTS of dainty little edges and a bigger stroke with my roller was getting caught on some of the corners.” Here’s a shot of her working through the stencil process.
After the Otomi stenciled accent wall was complete, Charlotte didn’t want to hang up the alphabet quit that had previously been there. She felt it covered too much of her new accent wall. Instead she added a DIY acrylic frame over an alphabet watercolor. Are you ready to see what her new stenciled accent wall looks like? She had this to say about her newly stenciled space, “I love that it’s a little more subtle for an accent wall… not particularly easy to photograph, but… in real life it kills.” We think it’s absolutely gorgeous!
Here is an up close and personal shot of her stencil work. Charlotte admits that the minimal contrast between the wall and stencil color is very forgiving and the small imperfections are hardly noticed.
You can read all about Charlotte’s stenciling adventure in the latest issue of VRAI Magazine or learn how to make an acrylic wall frame on her blog.
Tell us, where would you stencil the Otomi tribal pattern? Leave us a comment below, we’d love to read your thoughts!
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