This beautiful stencil Iris Swirl is one of our Japanese Mon inspired stencil designs. Graceful floral and animal designs like these were used as family crests ( or mons) in ancient Japan. They could be found on furniture, textiles and various household objects. Now you can beautify your walls, pillows and even t-shirts with these elegant stencil designs. Great for allover wallpaper look, or stenciled as a single ornament in a key space, or repeated as a vertical stripe. Use just this design in one size, or add another one from the series and mix them up. (see pic.) Be creative and experiment, it's so much fun!
We offer each mon design in 3 sizes.
Here it is sold in MEDIUM size only.
Design is appr. 14" in diameter, Single overlay stencil.
Reusable wall stencil, not a vinyl wall decal.
* Our Sturdy and Reusable stencils can be used again and again. One stencil can produce many images unlike 1 time use vinyl decals.
* You are not limited with your color choices. Choose any paint color you want to perfectly match your décor.
* Stencils will never damage your walls. No peeling, no glue residue, no worries.
* Unlike decals, stenciling is easy to touch-up, adjust or re-do. With most decals you get 1 chance to install it right.
* No artistic ability is needed to use a stencil. Plus you get the satisfaction of producing beautiful wall art. Even beginners get great results!
* Super economical! Stenciling is more cost effective than wallpaper, decals or faux finishes.
* Works on textured walls, floors, ceilings, furniture and fabric (see below for more detailed info).
* Custom sizes available on request.
* Free stencil with every order! ($4.95 value)
* Detailed illustrated Stenciling Instructions included.
If you compare our stencil thickness, size, design quality and prices, you will be amazed at the value that Cutting Edge Stencils offer!
To see how easy it is to stencil, take a look at our Illustrated STENCILING INSTRUCTIONS on our site:
Don't forget the TOOLS for your stenciling project! This Stencil Essentials kit contains a foam roller, a brush and a stencil level AND it saves you 10%!
Also, you can watch our step-by-step stenciling VIDEOS on YouTube.
This stencil is so easy to use, virtually anyone can do it. Simply tape it to the wall using BLUE painter's tape, then load your dense foam roller with a paint of your choice (latex or acrylic). Offload the excess paint on a folded paper towel, make sure there is no excess paint. Then, just roll over the stencil applying light to medium pressure for an instant fabulous result! Don't press on the roller too hard otherwise you might get some bleed. Use a separate roller for each color.
If you prefer shaded multi-color look, use stencil brushes ( one per each color) instead of a roller to create beautiful soft shading.
Stencil is reusable and good for many repeats. We find that there is no need to clean the stencil between uses if you let the paint dry completely on the stencil before your next use. We clean our stencils only when they accumulate a lot of paint after many, many uses and get too heavy to be taped to the wall. To clean the stencil, simply lay it on a flat surface (like a large baking tray) and lightly scrub with a stiff-bristled dish washing brush under running water.
You can stencil with acrylic or latex paint, stencil creams, fabric paint or plaster of your choice. You can trowel the plaster through the stencil to achieve stunning dimensional effect. We recommend using stencil spray adhesive when working with large stencils, or when using very contrasting colors. However it is not necessary, we just use blue tape.
Got textured walls? No problem! If your walls have a light/medium texture, they are quite suitable for stenciling. With textured wall it is better to use a stencil brush. It’s especially important that you put very little paint on your brush, always off-load it on a paper towel, and use rubbing/dabbing motion while stenciling. Using a spray adhesive also helps a lot to prevent any seepage of paint under the stencils. But again, you'll not get any seepage with textured walls if you use very little paint on your brush. If you try using a foam roller, definitely use spray adhesive, ( we love Elmer’s) use very little paint and don't press hard on the roller to avoid seepage.
When stenciling on fabric, stencil adhesive is a must. First, tape your ironed fabric to the surface so it doesn't move around while you stencil. Use stencil brushes or roller, and add some textile medium ( sold in craft stores) to your acrylic paint. You can also get a special fabric paint, but, frankly, good craft acrylics with a dollop of textile medium work just as well, and cost way less too! :) Let the stenciled image dry completely, 24 hours is best, then heat-set it by ironing the fabric for about 20 sec. ( more or less) on a LOW setting through the piece of cloth. Heat-setting will cure the paint and will prevent it from being washed off in the washing machine. Always experiment with a sample of your fabric first to ensure good results. I've stenciled on silk, cotton, linen and even sheer fabrics with great results. It's always better if your fabric doesn't have too much texture.
The stencil is made out of durable 12 mil clear plastic stencil material. This material is strong but flexible, reusable and easy to clean. We love it so much more than standard 5-8 mil Mylar! It's not brittle, user friendly and just so easy to work with, you'll love the way it "hugs" the wall surface! In our many years of professional stenciling this material has proven to be far superior than any other stencil material we used. Our customers love it too, and we are sure that you'll notice the difference. Our stencils will last a long time and are a pleasure to use.
Our professional decorative company, Specfin Designs, has been a leader in faux painting for over 20 years in NYC/NJ Metropolitan area. We have hundreds of original hand drawn designs that we have turned into well-engineered sturdy stencils that are easy and fun to use. For over 20 years we painted, faux finished, plastered and stenciled in hundreds of upscale homes in the New York metropolitan area as well as other states around the country. So when we say "We know decorative painting and stenciling" we really mean it :)
You can see many beautiful examples of our work by visiting http://www.specfindesigns.com
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