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Fresh Contemporary Stencil Wall design Makes a Statement

Can you guess where the inspiration for the wall design came from?

If you guessed the comforter, you’re right. When I’m looking for ideas, I look for patterns, colors, and texture. It might be in a picture, a rug or in the bedding. Sometimes it is right in front of you and you don’t even know it.

I loved the pattern on this comforter and visualized how amazing it would look on the wall.

So, I took a picture of it and sent it into Faux Effects International, my go-to stencil experts and had a custom stencil made.  They named it Ultra Link Set.

Here’s how I created a custom wall finish

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I applied two skim coats of Silver Taupe Luster Stone as my base.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this product. It’s not only stunning it’s easy to work with.

Here’s a link showing you how to apply Luster Stone.

Prints Charming - Contemporary Stencil Wall design Makes a Statement by Cheryl Phan @ ArtzyFartzyCreaations.com

I used Silver Metallic Set Coat for the stencil. Use a firm sponge roller. Roll your sponge roller in the paint covering it completely.

Prints Charming - Contemporary Stencil Wall design Makes a Statement by Cheryl Phan @ ArtzyFartzyCreaations.com

Roll most of the paint onto a paper towel. I know that sounds silly; why would you take the paint off? You’re not taking all the paint off, you are just offloading the excess. If you have to much paint on the roller it will bleed through the stencil. You want your pattern to have crisp lines.

Prints Charming - Contemporary Stencil Wall design Makes a Statement by Cheryl Phan @ ArtzyFartzyCreaations.com

Before you start applying the paint to the stencil, make sure you line it up. There are little holes along the side of the stencil called returns. I used white chalk to mark them on the wall. The chalk is easily removed with a damp rag. If you don’t take the time to do this, your design may end up crooked. For more information on how to apply a stencil, go HERE.

Prints Charming - Contemporary Stencil Wall design Makes a Statement by Cheryl Phan @ ArtzyFartzyCreaations.com

When applying the paint, press lightly going over the area 2-3 times as needed.

If you like this stencil design and would like to use it on your wall, you can get it HERE.

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Prints Charming - Contemporary Stencil Wall design Makes a Statement by Cheryl Phan @ ArtzyFartzyCreaations.com

You don’t have to cover it completely. As you can see there are high and low areas on the design. I did this intentionally.

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