The Nautical Chain Pattern is a great pattern for any boat-lover's home/pool house/boathouse.
SIZE: Stencil measures 21 x 43 inches. Comes with registration marks for easy line-up.
- Stencils can be reused and reversed
- Detailed Stenciling Instructions with tips and techniques are included with every order
- FREE mini stencil included with every order
- Made with durable 11-mil plastic
REPEATING ALLOVER PATTERNS
These stencils can be reused over and over, so it's possible to stencil an entire wall or whole room with just one! REGISTRATION MARKS are tiny dots in every corner that can be marked with a pencil during the stenciling process. Do this every time and line up your stencil to the previous marks to ensure perfect alignment. No eyeballing necessary!
STENCILS - NOT DECALS
These are stencils - used with paint (you choose the color), not vinyl decals or wall stickers.
EVERYONE CAN STENCIL
We believe everyone is an artist in some way, but you do not need to be "artistic" to make a beautiful stencil. You can do a simple, one-color stencil by following the instructions (included with your order). You can also do gradient shading and other fun techniques by checking out our tutorials - and you still don't need to be "artsy" to do that!
Stencils are reusable/reversible. This makes them very affordable and better for walls than vinyl decals and wallpaper.
STENCILS ARE ECONOMICAL
Stencils are economical! Wallpaper can be very expensive and vinyl decals can only be used once.
STENCILS CAN BE USED ON MORE THAN JUST WALLS
You can think outside the box with stencils! Use them for your furniture, to create a patterned floor, ceiling, curtains, and more!
WILL NOT DAMAGE YOUR WALLS
No harm or damage will be done to your walls from stenciling - not like vinyl decals and wallpaper, which can peel your paint or require laborious removal.
STENCILS CAN BE TOUCHED UP OR FIXED VERY EASILY
Let's be realistic - mistakes can happen in any DIY home decor endeavor. Wallpaper, if applied crookedly, requires labor-intensive removal. Decals are not reusable, so if you would like to re-position one, you will have to re-purchase the decal. If you want to re-position your stencil, however, it just takes a quick coat of paint to cover it. Then, you can reuse the same stencil in a new spot. Very simple!
STENCILING STEPS - BASIC OUTLINE
First, spray your stencil with spray adhesive (3M or Elmer's all purpose work well). Do this outdoors, if possible. If not, use a drop cloth to prevent leaving a film on your floor or worktable. Experienced stencilers sometimes prefer to simply use painter's tape around the edges to stick the stencil to the wall.
- Once your stencil is in the right place, begin painting. If you're using a stencil roller, make sure you roll over some paper towels before going to the wall. Less paint on your roller helps prevent leaking. Roll gently. Pressing too hard will also cause more leaking. If you're using a stencil brush, the same applies - less paint = fewer leaks. Dab perpendicular to the wall instead of swiping. Again, a leakage prevention technique.
- When you're done, carefully peel your stencil from the wall. You don't need to wait for paint to completely dry (unless you're doing more than one coat). It is far easier to clean up paint leak spots with your wet q-tip on paint that is still a little wet.
FOR TEXTURED WALLS
Stencils work on textured walls with a little extra care. For extreme texture, like "popcorn", stenciling is not advisable. But for mildly textured walls, it can be done. To avoid paint leakage, it is better to use a stencil brush rather than a roller. If you keep your brush nearly dry (very little paint), you will get cleaner edges. Just dab your brush over a stack of paper towels each time you dip it in your paint. Spray adhesive (as opposed to painter's tape) will also help keep leaks at bay.
FOR FABRIC STENCILING
Another great use for stencils is for fabric. You'll want to use spray adhesive for your stencil and a stencil brush, not roller. Once you've secured your fabric to your worktable with masking tape, you can begin. PAINT - Jacquard has a wonderful array of fabric paints. You can also use regular acrylic paint mixed with some fabric medium (like Liquitex's version). Adhere your stencil and dab in your color. HEAT SETTING - Most likely, you will use an iron to set your paint. Regular home dryers do not get hot enough. It's often best to air dry your fabric for a week before you iron it. Set your iron to the highest temperature for the type of fabric. Place it painted side down on a piece of aluminum foil on top of your ironing board. It should usually only take 15-25 seconds to set the paint in each section. You should, however, follow the instructions on the fabric paint (or medium) you choose.
OUR STENCIL PLASTIC
Our stencils are made from a very sturdy (11-mil) clear plastic. You can reuse it, rinse it (best while paint is still wet) and keep it in storage to use later.
OLIVE LEAF STENCILS
Olive Leaf Stencils was born out of a desire to provide unique stencil designs amid the sea of generic-looking clip art stencils that you'll find at craft stores. Our company was founded by Cate Tinsley, a painter and fine artist from New York. Our stencils have been created from her freehand, original drawings. This is what sets Olive Leaf Stencils apart. We hope to inspire everyone to discover the artist within while experimenting with our stencils. They're reusable, so you can't go wrong!
* We can do custom sizing with most of our designs. Just contact us!
- We use USPS Priority for both Domestic and International
- It has proven to be quick and very reliable
- Order your stencils together to save on shipping - we combine!
Pattern Tutorials (and be sure to check out all the other fun photos and info):
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