Handmade decorative stencils pattern on walls is often being considered as a thrifty decorating option that has been used by some early American colonists who is seeking a way to add some color and pattern into their humble-farm homes. Even if this is true, stenciled walls are also being found in the eighteenth and nineteenth century homes as their own way to pattern after the famous European decorating styles.
Nowadays, decorative stencils are generally being used as a border or a frieze decoration. The word “frieze” is referring to the part of the wall below the ceiling where the designs are being added to the outline of the rooms’ architectural lines. It is also being considered as a good way to border our window or give an accent to our wall clock. For us to be able to create our own stenciled looking wall, we can simply purchase a numerous pre-made laser cut stencils or we can even make our own stencils as a coordinating compliment to patterned each fabric that was already existing in our room.
There are some other modern handmade stencils that are being used. Like the Japan paints that are the fast dying and the one that offers a traditional method of stenciling. Making some stencils with the use of acrylic paint and some stencil brushes are the ones easier to work with and provide a much softer stippled pattern in the finish embellishments. Commercially speaking the handmade stencils always includes a small hole to help us center each and every stencil piece and line in it up with the next overlay. We can also create this guide holes in our own handmade stencils.
For us to be able to hold our stencils in place while we are applying the paint, we will have to use a spray adhesive being found in some crafting and art supply stores. We will just need to let it dry for a few seconds before our acetate become tacky and provide a good bond. These adhesives are also very safe to be used on walls and will not be remove by the paint.
We can also dab a small amount of paint on a paper plate or even at a palate. After which, we can now just have to apply some paint into our stencil brush and blot the brush into a newspaper or even at a paper towel until we have a very dry brush. We could also start to pounce our brush onto the stencil working from each of its edges until the stencil has been covered up. The small rhythmic pounces with an up and down motion are much better than a broad sweep. If we are using a fairly large stencil our paint will be about dry by the time that we are already finished and then we can now carefully remove the first stencil and apply the second stencil for the second color.