How do I use chalk paint and stencils?
In fact, stenciling with chalk paint can totally change the look of a décor.
In fact, it’s a way of giving your decor a little explosive edge while keeping it sober. As long as you stick to neutral colors. There are so many different varieties that countless designs can be created. Just let your creativity run wild! You can bring a multitude of objects to life and add your own personal touch.
For my part, I had so much fun applying the stencil to my desk drawers, that I continued on the wall next door (laughs). It was around 10 pm when I started my great project. I was looking at the almost-completed desk with the stained wood top, the outline, the Cottonball-colored drawers and wondering, do I add stencils?
The response was immediately positive. Then, as I was laying out the geometric shapes in the colors Mist and Cotton Ball, I thought “what a great idea it would be to do the wall too!” So I finished around 2 a.m., exhausted from my day and night. All in all, I’m so happy with my new decor.
One thing I’ve come to understand with this method… is that to create patterns, you have to put aside your perfectionism and accept that the shapes are uneven. It’s fair to say that imperfection adds charm and atmosphere. In other words, it’s by looking at the whole and not at each individual motif that we see beauty as a whole.
A simple chalk painting technique
Geometric stencils are very neutral and blend well with many decors. There are also floral stencils, animal-themed stencils, hearts and more. It’s all a matter of taste.
I love using Colorantic paint with stencils as its texture is perfect. It helps prevent paint spills. To begin with, I usually use a sponge to apply my color to the stencil. Use the technique that suits you best. First, spread with a foam roller (sponge) or round brush. Just make sure the base paint is dry before removing the stencil and starting with the other color. A thin layer of paint should also be applied to the stencil to eliminate the risk of spillage.
A little trick to help you along, you can use green painters’ tape to stick the stencil to the surface to prevent it from slipping.
Very easy to make! Trust yourself, all you need is patience.
It’s not just large-scale projects that give a room an enchanting decor, but sometimes a single color is all it takes to restore a room’s cachet.
I’ll eventually paint my living room upholstery with Cotton Ball and Tractor Dust to unify them.
The next step will be my big couch, I can’t wait!
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What’s your next project?