Recently, while working on some new sample boards in my studio, I discovered a wonderful product to create elegant stencil designs.™ are tiny beads mixed into an adhesive gel-like base, made by DecoArt. I’ve had a small one ounce container on my shelf for several months, just waiting for me to finally come up with a use for this product. The instructions on the jar/packaging say to use a palette knife to spread the Beadz, but for doing my sample, I found a small, plastic trowel or a credit card worked best.
I like the idea of using a simple design such as this one or a small Fleur de Lis in an allover repeat pattern. Here you can see one full design and the remnants of 2 more designs as they would be repeated on a wall.
Beadz come in several colors and are currently on sale at 75% off on DecoArt’s website. I ordered every color to do some further experimenting. Beadz can be used on fabric, wood, or walls. My sample dried to a very hard and durable finish with no sealing.