This stencil can be used with common paints or joint compound for raised effects.
Create the look of embossed wallpaper easily with this exciting raised plaster stencil design.
Fashioned to give a more modern look of textural design to walls and furniture, this stencil is easy to use and repeat.
With furniture make overs becoming a quick DIY trend, this wallpaper stencil is great for adding dimensional design to the sides and even drawers of a dresser or cabinets.
Single Stencil 16 1/2 x 23"
How to Stencil with Plasters
Whether you are using common joint compound, specialty plasters or even concrete and stucco, the applicaton process is always the same and super easy!
You can actually pre-tint your plaster or joint compound with any water based paint color prior to applying to the stencil. This saves tons of time when you prefer a colored design.
Caution: Always choose the darkest version of the desired color since the final results will be much lighter. Adding too much paint color to the plaster can dilute it so much that you may not get the high profile raise you are looking for. That's why "The darker the better" when it comes to adding color. The darker it is, the less color you need to add to achieve the desired color.
Step 1. Tape the stencil to the area where you wish to put a raised design.
Step 2. Using a plastic scraper or trowel, spread the joint compound (or other dimensional product) over the stencil openings. Since no wall is ever completely flat, I like to hold larger stencil openings down as I spread the plaster over them. Scrape the openings smooth first, to ensure a nice, crisp image. Now, while the stencil is still in place, you can pile on the plaster for a thicker result if you choose. I tend to do most of mine up to 1/2" thick to achieve the highest raised design possible.
3. Un-tape the stencil and gently peel it back to reveal the design. If you have any smudges, simply whisk them away with a damp Q-tip or artists brush.
4. Tah Dah!!!! Now, allow your design to dry 48 hours before applying any color washes or transluscent glazes over the design. That gives the compound plenty of time to oxidize hard and stay put.
Will joint compound stick to high gloss paint?: Absolutely!
Can I plaster stencil ceramic tiles? Yes! Simply prime your tiles with high perfomance primer such as Zinssers Premium Pro Primer (that stuff sticks to anything!). You can then either paint the tiles a background color and add your plaster stenciled design, or apply the design first and then paint or faux finish the tile afterward.
How do I plaster stencil with concrete? Firstly, use Portland cement rather than concrete since concrete contains tiny rocks that you don't want in your design. The application process is exactly the same.
Do I need to seal my plaster stenciling? I do like to seal mine. You can seal it with any clear, non-yellowing polyurethane on the market. But I have also sealed mine with a mixture of 1/2 white glue and 1/2 water as well. You can also seal raw plaster (joint compound) with wall paint and then simply do a translucent color glaze over the top of the entire wall to bring out the design.
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Returns & exchanges
We happily accept returns on un-used stencils that still have the packaging attached within 14 days of delivery.
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!