For the past year or so I have been doing a lot of very large scale stencil designs. Sometimes the size of these stencils can be a bit unruly for one person to deal with solo on a job site or in your own home, so if you can have an extra pair of hands around to help with positioning, it will make the process go a little easier. That said, I’ve almost always done these large stencils solo, so it is definitely do-able! A good repositionable spray adhesive is key.
I have found some great inspiration and designs over at Helen and Rachel Morris’s blog, Design Inspiration, which is the Stencil Library’s blog site. Their Big & Bold stencil line and some creative ways to use these designs can be viewed here. Other oversized designs can be found in the Larger Than Life series.
This Sticky Weed design is one I have used several times. It’s quick and easy when done in one color with a roller.
When I first saw this Fennel design on the Design Inspiration blog, I knew I had to have it. I’ve used this design on several jobs to date, including in my own home. It works well in both residential and commercial settings.
I love the idea of blowing up a design, such as this Rattan, in an extra large size. I used this on a small ceiling in an entryway of an apartment building.
Nancy Schnell of FairyDust Creations, has also had some opportunity to work with the Big & Bold collection. Here she has used the Dandelion design on the walls of her client’s hallway. I am now pitching this same idea to a day care center I have been doing some work with. They have some perfect, long hallways, just waiting for something fun like this!