I recently won a Cutting Edge Stencil giveaway over at One Artsy Mama– yeah! Thanks so much, Amy!
I knew I wanted to stencil an area rug for our bedroom, so after much hemming and hawing, I chose the Alessa Scroll Allover Stencil.
This rug is from Target- it went well with the previous quilt, but I wanted to bring out more of the purple in our current quilt.
Here is the backside, the perfect canvas to stencil an area rug:
I determined the center of the rug and worked out from there. I had a little bonus in my package from Cutting Edge Stencils- they included this sponge roller, maybe because the giveaway was for $50, but the stencil I chose was less than that? It worked perfectly. If I had used a stencil brush, I would need knee replacement surgery before I finished. Yep, the joys of getting old.
The first section finished:
The whole process went rather quickly.
But I wasn’t liking the edge binding, a bit too yellowish.
Time to bring out the masking tape and the paint again:
TIPS & EXTRAS:
- Cutting Edge Stencils also included a single stencil of the scroll design to make it easier to use in corners and along edges. I masked off parts of that stencil to bring the design closer to the edges of the rug.
- I used Valspar Interior Eggshell paint in Dusted Plum- it’s from their Laura Ashley line, number LA1516.
- These stencils were SO much easier to clean than any other I have ever used. Seriously. I took the large stencil to the tub to clean, and the paint practically jumped off the stencil. I’ve always hated cleaning stencils- it usually takes longer to scrub than it does to complete the project. This alone will make me look at Cutting Edge first. And no, I’m not getting paid to say that!
One more look:
You will see this stencil again- I have a couple of other projects I want to use it on. I get a little obsessive when I find something I like.