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stencil helen
Northumberland, UK
If it stays still...stencil it.
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I am often asked about choosing colour. It seems to be something people often struggle with and I understand. Sometimes I can pick a colour immediately and other times I take ages to settle on the right shade. Whatever scheme... Continue reading
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The best thing about stylised design is that you really get to take artistic license. There is no obligation whatsoever to stick to natural colours, because the design is no longer "as in nature". Colonial design is the perfect style... Continue reading
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Glad these don't grow to this size in my garden. We feature a lot of repeat pattern stencils because that is a fairly traditional format (even if the subject matter is nothing but traditional) for decorating walls. But you can... Continue reading
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I have written a lot about how many stencils can be made subtle or bold depending on the choice of colour and this does apply to most designs. But there are a few that are either loud or louder and... Continue reading
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Yes, that is what we called this stencil. How could we not? Specifically it is AM26 Quilty Pleasures from the Folk Art Section of our USA inspired designs. It is a repeat pattern laid out in a square grid. Within... Continue reading
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This is a fantastic stencil design and we currently have it all over the dining room walls at The Stencilled Home. It is called AM13 Stars Over Lichtenstein (we have used the large size here) and it is part of... Continue reading
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This is something I have mentioned before, but it is worth repeating. Borders do not have to go around the top of your walls. You can choose placement to suit your room and furniture and if it works better to... Continue reading
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There is a never ending fascination with lace in any form. I would like to think it is because of the intricacy and artistry. Handmade lace is still highly covetable for the most special occasions as it has been for... Continue reading
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Black and white has long been a colour combination (if you want to call it that) associated with contemporary or modern interiors. I personally find that a bit harsh at times. It can definitely work and be effective, but I... Continue reading
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This is such a terrific stencil. It is in the Folk Art section of our new USA Inspired range of stencils, but I also think it looks very Victorian. It has that busy stylised look so favoured by Victorians. I... Continue reading
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Decorating children's rooms is a given. I can imagine many people have decorated their childrens' rooms before they got around to decorating their own. It is in aid of putting a bit of fun and stimulation into their little corner... Continue reading
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This is such a terrific floral pattern stencil. The stylised flowers and added linear effect take it away from being too pretty. We have done it in a very vintage style here with dusky colours so it looks like a... Continue reading
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There are many definitions of the word classic, but essentially it means of recognised merit; or restrained, balanced, austere; or pertaining to the civilization of ancient Greece and Rome. And that covers all the reasons why it is a decorative... Continue reading
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Almost good enough to eat. These roses are a bit candy-like which is why we have probably leaned towards using these particular colours. This is pure 1950s novelty print. This is not mid-century as in avant-garde furniture design but rather... Continue reading
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Yes, there is such as thing as a neutral pattern. This is the type of pattern that can cover a whole room but sits quietly in the background complementing whatever else is going on around it, regardless of its style.... Continue reading
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The phrase "Golden Age" can mean different things to different people, but it is widely associated with the 1920s/1930s Hollywood. The film industry was booming and although films were shown in black and white there is no denying that a... Continue reading
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The premise of a repeat pattern stencil is that you have a section of a design that will repeat to cover a surface. Some of the time, in fact, most often, the repeats are quite regimented. You can easily pick... Continue reading
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We do several versions of paint drips and paint splatter stencils. We just like them and perhaps it is the naughty child in us, but there is still something quite irreverent about paint splatter. This is our latest, AM4 Total... Continue reading
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Fancy the ultimate medieval design? Want to really turn your home into a castle? Look no further. This is the best set of pure medieval decoration for your home. We used to have these boys in our small dining room... Continue reading
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We have another 'exclusive stencil set' to offer to our readers, newsletter subscribers and social media followers. The new stencils of birds were created to work with the Chinese wallpaper mural set that our students receive on our Chinoiserie stencilling... Continue reading
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As part of our new USA Inspired range of stencils, we put together a comprehensive Folk Art section. These designs are more simple and stylised but are no less sophisticated. Their artisan style have a homeliness (in a good way)... Continue reading
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This is one of our new stencils from our USA Inspired range it is called AM17 Arts & Crafts No. 2. There is no getting away from it, this is a busy, dense design. Yes, you can make it more... Continue reading
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If we had to pick a stencil that has been a consistent best seller over the years regardless of any particular trend, it would be wording. There is something life affirming about a great quote, something you can see day... Continue reading
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You can create art straight on your wall. It does not have to be a framed painting. This is handy for renters who are allowed to paint the walls (as long as they can be painted white at the end... Continue reading
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Its been a funny old year. Not least in my garden. In celebration of the one glorious rose who has made an appearance so far this summer, I thought I would feature this abundant rose repeat stencil VN169 Roses, from... Continue reading