This stencil can be used with common paints or joint compound for raised effects.
Bamboo designs have been so popular and here's our newest to give your walls a nature theme in an elegant way!
Our Freestyle Bamboo Stencil Set has all of the bamboo stencil elements such as the repeatable stock and side branches separated on the stencil so that you can create just the right look for your needs.
Create just a few stalks on a wall or cover the entire wall in a random fashion as I have done in the above photo.
Love the look above? It was easy!
Start by painting your wall pale gray.
Pre-tint the joint compound to a deeper gray with just a little black or dark gray acrylic paint and plaster the stencil as you choose. By tinting the compound, the bamboo takes on a rich, deep tone and creates a shadowed effect when highlighted in silver metallic paint (later).
To make the design look more realistic, plaster some stalks crossing over the top of others and allow side branches to cross adjacent stalks as well. Use random, rather than even spacing of stalks across the wall. Place some stalks close together and others farther apart to mix things up a little.
Allow the plaster to dry completely.
Mix darker gray paint with translucent wall glaze, brush over the surface and then blot off excess with an old terry towel or sponge. This gives the background a more textured appearance with variation in colors and adds depth to the design. Allow to dry.
Highlight the bamboo stalks by painting them with metallic silver paint. Since the design is raised off the wall, this is easily accomplished with an artists brush. It The look is just gorgeous!
Other ideas would be to use just the branches randomly on the wall or to surround your light fixture with, or coordinate cabinetry by using the branches only in the center of the doors. Talk about "Designer"!
All of the following elements are included with this stencil set
Repeatable Bamboo Stalk 1" x 22"
Curved Occasional branch: 1/2" x11 1/2"
Stalk Top: 1/2" x 9"
Leafy Branch: 10 3/4" x 8"
Smaller Leaf Sprig: 5 x 5"
Larger Leaf Sprig: 7 x 6 1/2"
Raised designs are EASY with our beautiful stencils!
Use common joint compound (also called Wall Mud). It comes pre-mixed for you in a bucket and is available in the paint section of most home and hardware stores and acts just like frosting.
Just get some on a small trowel or putty knife and spread evenly over the top of the stencil, lift the stencil and there's the design! It's a cinch and a total ball! Now just let it dry.
Either paint the color of your wall as a simple raised design or paint with craft or stencil paints.
Joint compound can be pre-tinted if you choose or Color washes can also be done with wall glaze.
Plaster Stencils can also be used with wood putty for raw furniture, venetian plasters, tile grout, portland cement or any other product that dries hard.
Stencil is laser cut of 14 mil, heavy mylar and comes with complete instructions and full color photo of the finished design.
You're going to LOVE it!
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Please forgive, but molds cannot be returned.
Returned stencils MUST be shipped in NEW cardboard packaging. Please do not return in the original packaging since it doesn't hold up well to a second shipment.
Stencils always get returned damaged and we cannot refund on damaged merchandise. Buyer pays return shipping.
Victoria Larsen has been a professional designer for 24 years and has been featured in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, Women's Day and many professional trade magazines.
There isn't a single surface she hasn't painted or stenciled so if you have any questions, please send her an email and she will be delighted to help!