Thursday, January 12, 2012

How to Stencil Patterns {Cutting Edge Stencil Giveaway!}

I am in love...with stencils. I'm sure you've seen the big beautiful stencil patterns done by Stacy and Jamielyn. I have done stenciling on a small scale (remember my stencil frosted mirror), but never a wall. When Cutting Edge Stencils contacted me, I knew just where I wanted to try it. I have been dying to re-do my laundry room and I knew a stencil pattern would be perfection! I totally have a crush on my new wall.



To see the full impact you must see the before...


I know the bare white wall with wallpaper glue and dryer lint is highly desired, but I was ready for a change. I gave the walls a good scrub down with DIF to get the adhesive off and then wiped it down once more with water to make sure it was clean and would not make the paint crackle.

Then, they got a couple of coats of Pool Blue Glidden Paint. I had a free trial quart can and just had to buy a titch more. Be prepared to move the washer and dryer back and forth a gazillion times! Let the base coat dry at least 24 hours before stenciling on it.


How to Stencil Patterns

Supplies:
  • Stencil (mine was the Fuji Allover)
  • Latex or acrylic paints
  • Small Dense Foam Roller with rounded ends, stencil brushes
  • Large styrofoam plates
  • Paper Towels
  • Low tack painter’s tape, spray adhesive (optional)
  • Cutting Edge Stencil Level (optional)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Q-tips
It's a good idea to practice your stencil to make sure you like your color combo and have the technique down before you start on the actual wall.

Be sure to tape off any outlets, ceiling or cupboards you want to protect.

Tape your stencil in place using painters tape making sure it is level (Cutting Edge Stencils come with a cool level that clips right on to the stencil. You can use spray adhesive as well if you like.


Pour some paint on your plate, coat the roller evenly and roll on the paper towels to get most of the paint off so it almost looks dry. Roll lightly over the stencil until you reach the desired effect. If you push too hard the paint will leak under the edges more. Be careful not to roll over the outside edges of the stencil.

Carefully remove the stencil and line it up with the previous pattern to go again. I had some obstacles like outlets and counter corners to work around. Sometimes you can't get the stencil perfectly flat, but just do your best to hold it flat in small sections for these tricky areas.


Once you have the whole thing tackled you can go back around the edges with the smaller stencil provided to get closer to the edges.


Mine got a little messy around the edges in parts. You can wipe big oops with baby wipes to clean up quickly. For smaller clean up I used q-tips and both white and blue paint for touch ups.


I am thrilled with my first stenciled wall! My mind is going crazy thinking of all the other things I can stencil! You can see a sneak peek in the photo below. Stay tuned for the Laundry room reveal in its entirety next week!


Click to see the details and tour the DIY laundry room.

I am really excited to be able to give you the chance to stencil your own wall! Cutting Edge Stencils is giving away $50 toward any of their products!


To enter:
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  • Follow A Little Tipsy
  • Like Cutting Edge on Facebook and say hi from us!
  • Facebook or tweet this giveaway and leave us the link. (Ex: I'm hoping to win the $50 Cutting Edge Stencils {GIVEAWAY} from @littletipsyblog! http://tinyurl.com/6ms8fun)
Giveaway will close Thursday, January 19th. Good luck!

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96 Comments:

TJ said...

I love the SIMPLE RHYME ALLOVER STENCIL!

Jamie said...

I would choose Casablanca Allover, love it!

Latoya @ The Scott's Crib said...

I would choose Casablanca Allover!

Latoya @ The Scott's Crib said...

I follow you!

Latoya @ The Scott's Crib said...

I like Cutting Edge on Fb!

Latoya @ The Scott's Crib said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/thescottscrib/status/157584710942457857

Jessica said...

What a fun laundry room! That would make me want to do laundry :) I really like the chrysanthemum flower stencil.

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Jessica said...

I am also a follower. :)

Jen said...

Your laundry room looks soooo cute! I would love the zinnia flower stencil. I'm looking to redo my bathroom.

Whimsy-ma-blog said...

Oooh! I want the Brocade No.1 Stencil!

Whimsy-ma-blog said...

And I'm a follower! :)

Silvia said...

I am a follower on Google Reader!

Silvia said...

I love the Casablanca allover stencil!

Sarah @ Simply Sarah Style said...

What a hard decision! I love them all. I think I would choose the houndstooth all over stencil.

Sarah @ Simply Sarah Style said...

I am a follower of your blog. :)

D'Net said...

Ooh, the Casablanca Allover is my favorite. It would look wonderful in my bedroom.

hwscutie said...

This is awesome! I am planning on doing this stencil
English Ivy Stencil Kit 3 pc on my front porch. I hope I win!

hwscutie said...

I follow your blog. I know I don't comment much, but I do read it.

hwscutie said...

Found and "liked" them on Facebook and said hi.

hwscutie said...

I shared on Facebook the giveaway, is this the link you want?
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1143533904

Here's the twitter share as well
https://twitter.com/#!/hwscutie

Nina said...

I love the Fuji Allover!

Lani said...

I would TOTALLY love to have the GABRIELLE DAMASK STENCIL or the SIMPLE RHYME ALLOVER STENCIL, and would LOVE to use it in nursery for my new baby on the way! Oh that would be SO beautiful! Which one I picked might change in a couple of weeks when I find out the gender!!! lw4photos@gmail.com

Lani said...

I follow a little tipsy lw4photos@gmail.com

giakaylee29 said...

i like the DUCHESS DAMASK STENCIL

giakaylee29 said...

following!

Holleyday said...

I would choose the Zinnia Grande Flower Stencil

giakaylee29 said...

liked Cutting Edge on Facebook and said hi

Holleyday said...

I am following a Little Tipsy!

giakaylee29 said...

https://twitter.com/#!/giakaylee29/status/157849185398423552
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Kiana said...

I really like the Casablanca Craft Stencil!

Kiana said...

I am following A Little Tipsy via email!

Kiana said...

I like Cutting Edge Stencils and said Hi to them from you!

Kiana said...

I tweeted!

https://twitter.com/#!/KidsDogsTicks/status/157852354664873986

Simba's Mom a.k.a. Sonali said...

Following your blog now, thanks for your giveaway.

Simba's Mom a.k.a. Sonali said...

Liked cutting edge stencils on fb!

Simba's Mom a.k.a. Sonali said...

Retweeted your giveaway @sonaliagrawal

Simba's Mom a.k.a. Sonali said...

I love their Kerri damask stencil!

Sweet Ava said...

Already Following Cutting Edge on FB but dropped them a little note to tell them you sent me :D

Sweet Ava said...

I love the rabat and the polka dot! both are going in my house asap! I'm thinking a polka dot laundry room!

Jenna said...

I like the Entwined Allover stencil - it would be great for our foyer!

Jenna said...

I also liked Cutting Edge on Facebook.

Rhe Christine said...

i would pick the brocade no 1. so pretty

Rhe Christine said...

follower of A Little Tipsy - Rhe Christine

Rhe Christine said...

liked them on FB and said hi!!! I tagged you

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Rhe Christine said...

tweeted!
https://twitter.com/#!/rhechristine/status/157894768133799936

~Amy~ said...

I am loving the Casablanca Allover Stencil!

CollegeSAHM said...

I would love the Polka Dot Allover Stencil because I am a sucker for polka dots and I want something to fancy up my new house!

Jen the CraftinCowgirl said...

I LOVE the Paisley All Over stencil! :)

andyashleigh said...

I love the casablanca allover stencil!! I want to stencil my laundry room too!! If I have to do laundry, at least I can do it in a cute room, eh??
missashleigh at juno dot com!! :)

Jen the CraftinCowgirl said...

I am a Little Tipsy follower :)

andyashleigh said...

I am a follower of yours!! :)
missashleigh at juno dot com

andyashleigh said...

I like Cutting Edge Stencils on FB!
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Jen the CraftinCowgirl said...

I am a Cutting Edge Stencil Facebook fan :)

andyashleigh said...

I retweeted!!
missashleigh at juno dot com

Jen the CraftinCowgirl said...

I tweeted the giveaway!
https://twitter.com/#!/ponydriver/status/157916676313202688

Thanks for hosting!

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

I love the Casablanca stencil!

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

I follow your blog.

Amanda J said...

I love the paisley stencil!

Amanda J said...

I'm a follower of A Little Tipsy.

Amanda J said...

Liked Cutting Edge Stencils on facebook!

Anonymous said...

I would use the geometric and maybe have a dabble with the classic. :) journeywriter at hotmail (dot) com

mel said...

I like the Paisley Allover Stencil

mel said...

I'm A Little Tipsy follower

mel said...

Liked Cutting Edge on FB & said hi :)

mel said...

I tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/melantz/status/158287587352641536

Michele P. said...

love your wall now! gorgeous! I like the floral filigree or the Sakura and Birds Wall Stencil.

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/micaela6955/status/158304753707794433

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Niki said...

I love the Casablanca!!! :)

Nd said...

Outside of the Box Allover stencil looks perfect. I have been wanting to do a stencil art project for my walls.

ndmolyneaux (at) yahoo

Steph @ The Silly Pearl said...

The laundry room looks great!!!
My fave is the Zinnia Grande Flower Stencil.

Steph @ The Silly Pearl said...

Tweet! https://twitter.com/#!/Steph2Pigs/status/159001965202915328

Lauri said...

I really like the Fuji and Kobe stencils!

Lauri said...

I am following A Little Tipsy

Lauri said...

I also like cutting edge on FB!

Brady said...

I love the Zagora Allover stencil!

Brady said...

Just "liked" Cutting Edge on FB =)

Brady said...

And now I'm following you and tweeted at you!
https://twitter.com/#!/besummer

Meghan said...

I would love the Birch stencil for our office!!!

m.orga@me.com

Meghan said...

I'm now following you and tweeted the giveaway! https://twitter.com/#!/meghnicole

m.orga@me.com

Camille said...

I'm dying to get the Zamira Allover Stencil...

Camille said...

I'm a follower of Cutting Edge Stencils on Facebook...

Camille said...

And I follow your blog!

Yvonne said...

I like the fossil shell wall art stencil.

Kara said...

I am your newest follower! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

Simba's Mom a.k.a. Sonali said...

Just tweeted about the give away! @sonali_agrawal

Simba's Mom a.k.a. Sonali said...

Visited the website, and I love their Kerri Damask!

Simba's Mom a.k.a. Sonali said...

Following your blog now.

Simba's Mom a.k.a. Sonali said...

Also, I now like cutting edge stencils on fb.

Heather said...

Love the demask stencils!

Heather said...

Liked cutting edge!

Heather said...

Now following you!

Paintergirl Grammie said...

I'm a new follower and I like abunch of the stencils...goodness what to chose...

This Crazy Life as I Know it said...

I am loving the Paisley All Over

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This Crazy Life as I Know it said...

I posted on FB about the giveaway.

emertins10@gmail.com

This Crazy Life as I Know it said...

I like Cutting Edge Stencils on FB

emertins10@gmail.com

This Crazy Life as I Know it said...

I am following your blog and loving what you did in your laundry room.

emertins10@gmail.com