The faux shingles on this play house were created with a 3-4″ japan scraper and joint compound. When dry, paint with bright brown paint, and then overglaze with dark brown or black … or whatever color is desired.
Stenciling Ideas & Inspiration
I just love the way Tammi Latham, owner of Matilda Jane Originals found such creative uses for this leopard print stencil from the Stencil Library! I had a zillion questions for Tammi about how she did this room, and she was very happy to provide some answers. Tammi reports that she used contrasting shades of […]
Not being particularly handy in the kitchen myself, I would never have thought to use stencils with food. But if I were getting married today, this is the cake I would want. Featured in Martha Stewart Weddings “Something Borrowed” (Spring 2008), it uses the Damask 5 tier set from Designer Stencils. Designer Stencils offers a […]
Recently, I had the opportunity to create a Snakeskin finish for one of my clients. Now, I am absolutely petrified of snakes… can barely even look at a photo of one, so the snake skin finish I did was metallic silver. I did this finish on a beverage refrigerator for a client. You can see […]
When I hear the words “freezer paper” in relation to stenciling, it usually makes me think of Linda Buckingham’s Projection Stenciling method. Today, however, I stumbled across a blog called The Artful Parent which has a great post describing the process of using freezer paper to stencil on fabric, like the t-shirts shown.