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Stenciling Ideas: Capturing Themes

Stenciling ideas for creating art prints that will carry on the theme to any room.

 

Nursery Farm StencilsUse these stenciling ideas to custom design frameable art for your home.

Whether we intended to or not our homes have been decorated with styles and themes. I know you may be laughing but think about it. No matter what your house looks like, it's filled with the things you like and as a collection those things create styles and themes.

Now, try to pick out the reigning image and recognize that as your theme. It doesn't have to be a picture of something tangible. It can be a pattern or inspirational words or even just a color. Start with that one thing and start to plan some artwork.

Themes can be a very complex image like architectural plans or very simple like dots.

Now that you've got that picture in your mind, search for stencil designs and patterns that are either of that image or a compliment to that image. I bet you can even find a variety of stencils meeting your needs and that's great.

Who is a better authority on art for your home besides you? So, you see painting stencils in frameable artwork is your best bet for pleasing your theme pallette.

For a list of books containing collections of like stencils click on Printable Stencils.

Children’s themes are very popular and you can find a large variety of options. For the little ones, many, many themes have already been created for you so it's just a matter of choosing one.

But you can also find many other room themes like for kitchens (such as food, fruit, wine, coffee or dishware) or regional themes like Tuscany and Parisian. You can also consider styles like Art Nouveau, Classical, Oriental, Country, Western, Tropical … When it comes to choosing stencil art your options seem to be unlimited.

Notice the prints above the armoire in the picture above. They are taken from the images painted on the cabinet door. This is a great way to carry out a theme in a room. If you’ve used stencils to embellish a piece of furniture, pillows or some other accent in the room, consider hanging some matching prints on the wall. These have a solid pale yellow background to make the images stand out and also to coordinate with the rooms color palette.

Search the internet for Free Stencils!

Eiffel Tower StencilIs your favorite theme a phrase or word? Read more on this stenciling idea that all about combining images with Stencil Word Sayings.

One of the best benefits of creating hanging stencil wall art to frame instead of painting the stencils on the wall is that you can always change the print. For instance, as a child grows up you can just put another picture in the frame instead of painting the walls.

For this type of decorative painting, you want a paper that has a smooth finish to allow the stencil to lay flat on the surface so that the edges of the painting will be clean and crisp. Also, you want a matte finish that will readily accept paint. Make sure it is heavyweight and thick so that the wet paint won’t cause the paper to bubble and stretch.

Well, that’s it for this episode of Decorating With Stencils. Check out the next episode on stenciling ideas for some tips on Combining Stencil Designs for Art Prints.

Happy Stenciling,

Penny

 

 

We are thrilled to introduce these downloadable and Printable Stencils (click here for more). Instant gratification at its finest! You don't need a special printer - these designs are specially formatted to print straight from your home computer on standard letter sized paper. Once downloaded, you will have your complete stencil booklet with patterns and instructions. Just click, buy and print!

Each book will come to you as a down-loadable pdf file in your e-mail. Just check your e-mail after purchase for the link to connect to your file and print or save. It's that easy!

All designs can be adjusted to fit your project size. Instructions are included. Pages are 8.5” x 11”.

If you'd rather get your Stencil Books in Print, just click the blue button below each book.

Fleur de lis Stencils

Fleur de lis: Book of Stencils

This collection includes 22 designs. Ten are easy single overlay. Six have 2 overlays and six have 3 overlays.

This purchase is of a PDF file which has 63 pages.
Price: $9.95

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Oriental Stencils

Oriental Designs: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 16 designs- Chinese Dragon, Bamboo, Oriental Figure with Coolie Hat, Ying Yang Koi Stencils, Bonsai Tree Stencil and 3 Cranes plus 10 Chinese Symbols (Eternity, Friendship, Happiness, Harmony, Long Life, Peace, Prosperity, Tranquility, Truth and Dragon.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 40 pages.
Price: $9.95

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Antique Door Stencils

Antique Door Hardware: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 5 designs- Lion Head Door Knocker, Key Bow, Lock Plate and Mail Box Plaque (with two word options). These images should add a little fun and even some humor to the doors in your home while they introduce a touch of the past.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 25 pages.
Price: $9.95

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Princess Stencils

For a Princess

This collection includes 7 designs- Royal Carriage, Knight in Shining Armor, Castle, Dragon, Sceptre, Tiara and Pillow plus the word "Princess."

This purchase is of a PDF file with 40 pages.
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Zoo Babies Stencisl

Zoo Babies: Stencils for a Nursery

This collection includes 7 animal stencils - an Elephant, a Giraffe, a Hippo, a Lion, a Monkey, a Tiger and a Zebra.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 40 pages.
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Secret Garden Stencils

The Secret Garden

Create your own private wall mural garden retreat. This collection includes 12 stencils -fountain, bleeding heart, iris, bee, butterfly, foxglove, grasshopper, hummingbird, trumpet flower, morning glory, stone wall and stone path.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 51 pages.
Price: $9.95

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