Stenciling can help you create personalized art, whether you're painting a mural, re-designing a piece of furniture, decorating a T-shirt, breathing new life into a dingy floor or just advertising for a garage sale.
Stencils can be used with paint applied from a brush, an airbrush or spray-paint. Paint words, letters, a child's name or any other sentiment on a wall or door. Compliment your driveway or outdoor patio with designs for concrete floors, wood floors or on a rug. Frost a mirror or window. So, as you can see, the stenciling ideas are unlimited!
If you are a beginner or even if you've dabbled with stenciling before but want to brush up on your technique, head over to How to Stencil for all the details.
Maybe you've thought about painting stencils on the walls but have you ever considered creating Stencil Art Prints. Well, it's much easier to paint on paper than on the wall itself and if you want something different you only have to change the painting and not re-paint the wall. Plus, by Combining Stencil Designs for Art Prints you can create complex paintings not just the simple wall borders that we usually associate with stencils. When Using Color in Stencil Art you can match the current decor instead of hoping to find a painting that will accent your home. Capturing Themes in Stencil Art Prints is another way for you to custom build your art to blend and accent where you live and you personally!
Have an old piece of furniture sitting around the house that you've titled "The Eyesore." Well, bring it back to life with a little paint and a couple of frog stencils.
If you like the idea of making furniture cheap than don't miss this trash-to-treasure project where some kitchen cabinets thrown out by a neighbor become a unique TV Cabinet in Furniture Stenciling - A Cabinet Re-Make Story!
If you like the idea of using stencils to redesign a piece of furniture but feel a little intimidated by a big project, like a dresser, then see how a couple of koi stencils can add a quick splash of color to a little stool.
Here's a classy furniture re-do. See how an old piece of junk was used to create a formal side board with wine, spirits and grape stencils.
Ready to get started now? Find out about Stencil Downloads.
Look how you can get the inlaid wood look for an old table using wood stain stencils.
Maybe you have an image you want to turn into a stencil. Something from a magazine you love or maybe a photograph. How to Make a Stencil will provide you with all the details on how to be a designer.
Of course, you’ll need a few things like paintsand stencils before you get started so here are a few tips and suggestions at Stenciling Supplies.
If you think that stenciling is all about letters and numbers, you've got another thing coming! Check out this cool project for adding an antique flare to some old doors with Trompe Loeil Stencils.
And just remember, you don’t have to be a Leonardo da Vinci or Picasso to be an artist. No matter what your skills may be, this site can help you get the look you desire. In fact, with a little practice, you can create some amazing works of art and have a great time while doing it! You can save money doing your own decorating and making one-of-a-kind art for your home. So come along with me and you’ll soon be on your way to becoming an artist.
Are you only familiar with single layer stencils painted in one color and they have blank lines running through them? Well find out how Stencil Patterns can also come in multi layers so you get a complete picture.
Do words inspire you? Well, find out how to pair Stencil Word Sayings and images to create your own personal art prints.
Ever considered stenciling your way to a new outfit. Well, check out this dragon stencil idea for revamping old jeans.
Stenciling on fabrics and clothes can be a challenge so if this is an idea that interests you, read more about Garment Stenciling.
Stenciling allows you to match items to your own style and can be placed where ever you can imagine.
Consider combining hobbies like gardening and stenciling. Just check out this bee stencil idea!
Don't forget to look for ideas on using stencils to make your very own custom greeting cards. It's great fun and you'll make someone feel very special when they receive a card that you made just for them.
There is nothing quite like a traditional homemade Christmas. When you give someone a gift that you made, it is a one of a kind, truly unique gift that they cannot buy anywhere. So, quit spending so much time trying to get a parking spot at the mall and stay home crafting some wonderful gifts that your loved ones will really appreciate.
Turn a solid wall into a collage of patterns, colors and designs. Maybe even paint an entire scene simply by taping a few wall stencils in place and splattering on some paint.
OK. We talked about stenciling on walls, furniture. cloths...Now I want you to consider painting the floors. Here's a great project that uses flower stencils to enhance an old lifeless rug.
I must admit that I have some selfish reasons for doing this web site. It has inspired me to start learning more about decorative painting, trying new techniques and building a community for sharing ideas. So come back often or better yet subscribe to our blog and share your thoughts and experiences.
Well, if you're ready to move your stenciling expertise to the next level, then read all about How To Make A Stencil.
Stenciling is great for Seasonal Crafting and it's never too early to get started. Nothing like creating to get you in the spirit, right? Well, to help you along the way, I've added a new button (over there on the left) called "The Holidays." It's got many ideas on projects for you to try, so check it out!
Ready for the holidays? Yep. Santa's on his way and it's time to start your Christmas Crafts. Well, we got you covered. Let's start with some Christmas tree stencils and then a fun project painting napkins at Homemade Christmas Crafts.
Making ornaments like these are fun and can even be a nice gift. There's a video so you can follow along with these Christmas Art Activities.
For a variety of freebies like these, go to Free Christmas Stencils and Printable Christmas Stencils. And from there, learn how to turn stencils into 3D decorations with these exciting Christmas Art Projects.
If you think that slicing a pumpkin is the only way to dispaly it then get a load of these Pumpkin Decorating Ideas.
Did you think I forgot about Halloween? No way! Find out how to use Halloween Pumpkin Stencils to paint a Jack that will occupy your porch year after year. And don't miss this cute craft idea with Pumpkin Stencils painted on bags and candle holders.
Are you a feline fanatic? Well, then don't miss these Cat Stencils for Pumpkin Carving.
When you finish with the pumpkin you'll need to dress yourself up or maybe the kids. Start with a Printable Halloween Mask and the rest will fall into place. But wait! There's more scary Mask Patterns for you to print and create!
Put some familiar images on cookies to decorate your table and create a tasty Halloween snack. Find the how-to at this Halloween Craft Project and get the designs at Printable Halloween Stencils.
So, you don't like the slimy mess of carving a real pumpkin? Then you'll love this Pumpkin Crafts idea about carving the same patterns into a plastic craft pumpkin.
I know at this time of year you're thinking about the spending. Well, here's an idea for using some of your craftiness, saving a little dough and having a merry good time. See how I turned some plain bags into spectacular gift bags by stenciling on a few familiar designs at Christmas Craft Ideas.
OK! Turkey Day may get lost between Halloween and Christmas but for us crafters it's still a perfectly good reason to create. Fear not! Here are a couple of stencils and ideas for Thanksgiving Crafts.
I always say, "You can put a stencil anywhere." Well, how about cookies? Find out how to put some scary designs on sugary snacks at this Halloween Crafts Idea and then use those same principles a month later or so to Decorate Snowflake Cookies.
See how you can create this elegant candle holder with this Christmas Arts and Crafts Project.
There are so many easy ways to decorate and create with stencils. But here's a new one; change out the framed prints over the fireplace with Christmas Art Prints with Stencils during the holidays.
Here's a great idea! Use simple Snowflake Patterns to create festive and beautiful 3D decorations. Now that you've rediscovered this age old craft, find out about using Snowflake Designs for Gifts and Packaging.
One of the highlights of the Holidays are the greeting cards (giving and receiving). You can make your own so they reflect your ideas, spark the interest of the receiver or match the gift or wrapping. You can get many ideas about this at Christmas Card Ideas and Make A Snowflake Christmas Card.
Well, I hope this site will inspire anyone thinking about using stencils to jump right in and do it! It’s such a fun hobby and I cannot express how much pleasure it has given me. If I can share that with you and a few others then my mission is done!
Pssst! For more about this fun and exciting craft, visit out sister site at All-About-Stencils.com.