Monday, November 5

Stucco Stenciling

I've been thinking about adding some stucco designs to the exterior of the garden center. I had this flower stencil in my stash. It is too large for what I have in mind, but a good one to use for practice.


I mixed up the colors I wanted using lightweight spackling compound and acrylic paint. Then I taped the stencil on a scrap piece of plywood. I used a stencil brush to apply the stucco.


Here is how my stucco flower turned out. Not bad for my first try.  :D


I like this idea. Now I just need to find the stencils I'll need. I probably already have some. I just need to find them! Here is a great site for ideas and real life size stencils, Victoria Larsen.com. Mini Stencils has stencils that are just the right size.

Hope you have a lovely day!


8 comments:

Lisa Marie said...

How very clever. Thanks for sharing, I am thinking this may be just the thing I need for some bare dollhouse walls. Mix it with plaster, how come I never thought of that? ;)

Steinworks said...

thank you for the link :)

Love
Marisa

Caseymini said...

Kathi, it is very easy to cut your own stencils. You can buy the plastic at michael's. Trace what you want to do and cut it out with a exacto knife. Go for it!

Kathi said...

I was thinking the same thing Casey. If I want an original design I will just have to make one myself.

I already have the plastic and the exacto knife. :D

In fact I have practically everything anyone could want to do anything! LOL
And still, I go shopping!

Janice said...

This stucco finish is really interesting. I would really like to use it for sign writing if that is ok with you.

Lucille said...

Good idea, Kathi! Thanks again for the link!

mcddiss said...

esa prueba te ha quedado muy bonita, ahora a encontrar la del tamaño adecuado ,sino siempre puedes hacerla tu misma

besitos

Mari

Giac said...

Hello Kathi,
Great technique. It looks really good. Thanks for the link.
Big hug,
Giac