Royal Design Studio is offering a FREE African Protea Stencil of the Month with every order in the month of February 2014. This is the perfect floral pattern for all sorts of DIY craft stenciling projects around your house. Recently, we updated a stencil brush box here in our studio with this fun, Art Deco-inspired flower design. See how we completed this fast and easy stencil project below!
Stencil Supplies for this Project:
- Wooden Crate. You can find a similar divided wooden crate here
- Stencil Brushes: 1” and 3/8”
- Chalk Paint® Decorative Pant: Barcelona Orange, Arles, Antibes Green
- Annie Sloan Soft Wax: Clear Wax, Dark Wax
- 400 grit sandpaper, Cheese Cloth, Measuring tape, Painter’s tape, Paper towels
- Gather all of your stencil supplies.
- Measure and plan the layout for the stencil. To keep the pattern symmetrical and fit 5 repeats of the African Protea Flower stencil we alternated the flower shape to face up and down and started with one flower in the exact center.
- To get better coverage of the more translucent Barcelona and Antibes Green Chalk Paint® colors, we stenciled first the entire pattern with a more opaque paint, Arles Yellow.
- Then, we stenciled the flower with Barcelona Orange, and the leaves and detail with Antibes Green. Allow to dry.
- To protect your stenciling (optional) apply a thin layer of Clear Soft Wax with cheesecloth and remove all excess wax by rubbing with a hard circular motion.
- Lightly distress the stenciling by going over it lightly with 400 grit sandpaper.
- For a more antiqued look, add a final thin layer of Dark Wax. Remove excess wax, allow to dry, and buff with a soft cloth.
- Enjoy your handiwork!
The African Protea stencil is perfect for ALL SORTS of furniture stenciling projects-but it’s great for fabric stenciling too. See how we used it with our Metallic Stencil Creme paints to stencil some pretty custom pillows!