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Stenciled Canvas

Image via Royal Design Studio

Royal Design Studio is great place to go for the wallpaper-look without the cost.  They were kind enough to send me their hounstooth stencil.  I think it would be amazing on a wall (shown above) but I can't painted the walls in our current rental, so I tried something else...

Stenciled Canvas


I chose a pretty bold blue to offset the boring wall color and breathe a little life into the space.

Because I was working on a canvas vs. a large wall I decided to be a little creative with it and have the color fade from the bottom right corner to the upper left corner.


I used craft acrylic paint purchased from a local craft store, and a 1'stencil brush (also from Royal Design Studio).  All in all, it was a pretty quick project that I had a lot of fun working on!

Royal Design Studio has so many different patterns ranging from traditional to modern.  There is something for everyone's taste!

Also, don't think that stenciling isn't for you if you aren't able to paint your walls.  Look how stencils have been used on other surfaces:






 Images via Royal Design Studio's Website

Go check out their website, I am sure you will be inspired!

Comments

  1. I have been looking at this exact stencil for a while now! Love what you did with it too!

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  2. What a great project Melissa! I love how you did a color gradation with our Houndstooth stencil!!It looks so cute with all your other bright colors. Good job! Thanks:)

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  3. I love what you did....brillant idea to show it on cancas.....i am myself in love the " houndstooth" pattern. In french ,we called it "chicken hen". Also love your pic with the color stripes...simply gorgeous.
    I will be following your blog now on. Thank you for the inspiration !

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  4. Your colors are great and you did a nice job with your photos, too!

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