Highlight a Feature Wall by Stencil or Projector

  • Posted on October 15, 2013 at 8:41 pm

What a wonderful way to make a particular wall something really special.  You can order a large scale stencil online, purchase one at a local craft store such as Hobby Lobby, Michaels, etc.  You can even cut one of your own.  I have found that the best product to use is a white plastic dry erase kind of sheet that is like poster board.  You can cut a design with scissors or an X-ACTO knife which is a very fine blade tool.  There are small stencil sheets at the craft stores that usually only come in 8X10 sheets.   You can find a stencil spray at the craft store that you spray on the back of the stencil lightly every so often to help the stencil to cling to the wall.  I then use a small sponge and very lightly with very little paint dab the color in the open areas of the cut out parts of the stencil.

Chandelier - Damask Mercedes Model

Another way to do a design is by projecting an object or design on your wall.  All you need is access to a projector…. Do you have a teacher friend? (they usually have access to projectors).  You can find an image online and print it out and take it to a local office supply store such as Office Depot.  They can copy it on a transparency for you.  Project your image on the wall and trace off in a very light pencil outline or chalk if the color of the wall is dark enough for contrast.  In the picture today I created a damask type stencil for the repetitive pattern that I had measured out in a open grid pattern on the wall of this home.  Then I projected the chandelier design that is in the center of the wall and traced it out.  In this particular scheme since black was used as an accent color, that is what I used to paint in all of the patterns.

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