Greetings fellow DIY enthusiasts! Today I am excited to tell you about a fabulous new product from Stencil1, the Brooklyn based street art-inspired brand founded in 2004 by artist, painter, graphic designer and DIY enthusiast Ed Roth. Stencil1 has rolled out a fabulous new collection of Repeat Wallpaper Stencils!
It’s an absolute honor to be included in the kickoff promotional campaign for these ultra cool stencils! And when I say Stencil1 stencils are cool, I mean they are the epitome of cool. Just look what people have to say about them:
“If Martha Stewart and Banksy had a love child, it would be Stencil1.” — Brain Pickings
“I think these are so good I might go sell them on the corner!”– Martha Stewart
Here’s a beautiful video about Stencil1 and founder Ed Roth’s artistic background and his passion for stenciling:
For my project tutorial I selected the Helicopter Repeat stencil and created a multicolored pattern on one of my office walls. These stencils come in so many fun designs and Stencil1 makes it super easy offering tons of tips and tricks on their social media! Here’s how I created my fun helicopter theme wall:
First I selected my paint colors and gathered all the necessary supplies.
These Repeat Wallpaper Stencils make the process super easy with the included registration triangles. You simply trace the triangles with a faint line of watercolor pencil, which can be easily wiped off later.
I used a level to set the location of my first stencil, and from there the included triangular registration marks kept my repeating design level and on track!
I taped the stencil to the wall with painters tape.
Next I dipped a dry stencil specific paintbrush into the paint and dabbed off the excess. Stencil1 also carries all the supplies you need for your stenciling needs! Check out their great supplies HERE.
From there I carefully dabbed over my stencil. The stencils work best on smooth surfaces, however my concrete walls are rather rough. To accommodate for this, I took extra care to hold each section of the stencil against the wall as I painted, and the stenciled image came out great!
The Helicopter Repeat stencil comes with two helicopters, each facing different directions. This design allows for a multitude of creative options. For my design I spaced the stencils out in a checkerboard formation, leaving blank space between each design.
I painted the top and bottom helicopters different colors to give it some variety, but you could also paint them all the same color. You could also flip the stencil back and forth and make a different pattern with the helicopters facing different directions. You could do a perfectly repeating pattern, or go totally random. You could also make the helicopters all the same color except for one, for a pop of contrasting color! There are many different options for customization, depending on how you place the stencil!
I had so much fun creating my Stencil1 wall that I’m excited to get my hands on more and get to work Embellishing My World!
Be sure to pop on over to Stencil1 for tons of project inspiration and ideas on how to easily and economically upgrade your space with their fabulous line of designer stencils!