I decided to stencil the kids bathroom because I was looking for a specific design. I wanted to do waves on the wall. BUT the cost of waves wall paper was over $300. I was thrilled when I found the perfect stencil with Cutting Edge Stencils!
Note: I was gifted the stencil by Cutting Edge Stencils, but all opinions are my own. If you find this review useful and will be purchasing a stencil, please use this link. At no cost to you, I receive a tiny commission.
Here is my inspo pic
- Use your resources – Read and watch the videos that Cutting Edge Stencils has provided. Inside the kit, there is pamphlet full of info. Now is not the time to be a know-it-all! Make sure you are familiar with:
- What type of paint you need
- How to reduce the bleed
- How to clean your stencil (I didn’t know about this and ended up throwing again one template)
- Painting technique – When rolling onto the wall, make sure you OFFLOAD the paint. and build the colour slowly on to the wall. Once you get the hang of it, you can go faster
- Tricky edges – When the template is not sitting flat on the wall because of trim or the corner wall, always roll INTO that direction. See the video below, in this case, I rolled left, which is the direction of the mirror.
- Cut the stencil – I could not get a crisp line in the corner or edges of my stencil. So after stencilling the entire wall, I decided to GASP cut my stencil. Only do this when you’re sure you don’t need it intact anymore. This saved me a lot of frustration and time with touchups
- Handmade beauty – Speaking of touchups, it will be inevitable. Don’t expect it to be perfect and know that you created something beautiful by hand