If you read my post here, you'll know that I recently tried to make my own stencil....yeah, it didn't turn out so good :(
My lovely sponsor, Cutting Edge Stencils, generously offered to let me try out any stencil from their site.
I chose the Parsley Blooms.
I wanted something not geometrical, and not too floral....
I loved that it came in two sizes. The biggest stencil was 20" across, and the smaller one was 15" across.
Perfect for drapes!
I started out with some plain white drapes from IKEA. They were only $20 for two 98" panels!
Do you know how expensive window treatments are?
This was a steal worth driving an hour for!
I used my stencils, some plain old acrylic paint, and stencil brushes.
Steps to stenciling your own Window Treatments!
1. Carefully tape your window treatment to a large open area so you can stencil the whole thing all at once.
(don't mind the wrinkly-ness. I ironed it a little before stenciling....)
2. Decide how you want to position your stencil.
I used a little blue painters tape to hold my stencil in place.
3. Using a roller brush (loaded with paint but not dripping), roll right over that stencil!
Carefully peel back your stencil to see your fantastic result!
I was worried at this point-I was CONVINCED that the paint was going to bleed underneath the stencil. I was so happy that it didn't!
4. Repeat a million times, until you cover your window treatment with as much design as you want.
FYI-Even after repeated use on two panels, I never had trouble with paint bleeding underneath the stencil.
5. Go back over your treatment with the stencil in another color, if you like.
I wanted a two tone look, so I went with a lighter shade of purple for my second stencil.
I let the stencils overlap in a few areas; I liked the way it looked.
Don't you love how crisp the design is? These stencils really are great!
My one word of caution: put something under your window treatment while you stencil it....the paint went right through my drapes, and on to my tile floor!
My hubby came home and was like "why is our floor painted purple??!" All it took was a little elbow grease and water to get it up!
Now, would you like to see the finished product?
Close up of the design:
I think they turned out lovely!
They are bright, and a little on the modern side. It goes well with the rest of the nursery!