******THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED******

 

I’m so excited this week to tell you about this awesome giveaway!

The folks at Cutting Edge Stencils were nice enough to send me a stencil to try and review. I couldn’t be happier to share the results with you!

Using the stencil was easier than I thought it would be. I don’t have a steady hand per say, but I was pleasantly surprised at the crisp lines I was able to get without too much effort. CES provides detailed instructions which yield the best results. The recommended supplies are:

  • Foam roller with rounded edges (available through Cutting Edge or at your local hardware store)
  • Clean rag or paper towel for wiping off excess
  • Paper plate
  • Acrylic paint
  • Level (Cutting Edge has an awesome clip on one you can purchase)
  • Painter’s tape

Grab a cereal box or a piece of cardboard to practice your technique. I was in the process of painting the hallway upstairs so I just practiced up there. Using painters tape, secure the stencil to the surface. The directions specify to use a small amount of paint at a time, making sure to do a quick roll on a towel to remove any excess paint. Using medium pressure, roll over each area evenly. Cutting Edge sent me this smaller sample stencil which I used to test my skills.

Fairly confident in the technique, I hung my Casablanca stencil in the corner of the wall and used the clip on level to make sure it was plumb.

You may need two coats, but just take your time. Stenciling is not difficult but it is a bit time consuming! Moving along the wall, it’s easy to line the stencil up by using your just completed work as a guide.

Once you finish all the whole pieces, you can go back and fill in the gaps. Probably the best part about stenciling is the instant gratification. As soon as you pull off the stencil you can see your gorgeous handiwork!

{Super love}

(ignore the fact that I ran out of paint and didn’t do the top row by the ceiling yet)

I’ve received so many compliments since I stenciled this wall! Everyone thinks it’s designer wall paper. But the best part is that I can reuse my stencil if we ever move, or even for other projects (I’m thinking a large  stenciled floor cloth….). Here’s a little peek at a project my friend Amy is working on using my stencil.

Oh but now here’s the best part!

Now YOU have a chance to get a stencil of your very own! Cutting Edge Stencils is offering a $40 credit towards any stencil of your choice with FREE shipping!

Here’s how to enter (each one counts as a separate entry):

1. Visit Cutting Edge Stencils and pick out your fave! Leave a comment here and tell me about it.

2. Fan Cutting Edge Stencils on Facebook, and let me know here.

3. Join my Google Friend Network (in the sidebar —–>)

4. Fan Lovely Crafty Home on Facebook, and leave a comment on my wall.

So there you have it! FOUR ways to enter! The winner will be chosen via random drawing (random.org) and announced next Friday, March 4. Good luck!!

****Linked Up****

173 Responses

  1. Sarah Edmonds

    Thank you for turning me on to this Cutting Edge Stencils! So many to choose from, so many blank walls to decorate. I think my fave is Damask Anastasia. It would be perfect for my house. I “Liked” everything on Facebook.

    Reply
  2. Katie R

    I love the diamond damask stencil. Ive been looking for something for the wall behind our bed. This would be perfect.

    Reply
  3. Ashley

    I LOVE the Mermaid All Over Stencil and the Alladin All Over Stencil. Both are so classic and beautiful. I really want to accent my dining room and my master bedroom with something so simple and elegant, and those stencils are just the right trick!!! I also like everything on Facebook and joined your google network. :)

    Thanks again!

    Reply
  4. Jennifer

    I love the quatrefoil stencil, but I also love their damask all over stencils. They have such a great selection it’s hard to pick just one.

    Reply
  5. Teri

    Oh wow! What an awesome giveaway! I can’t decide…but if I had to choose right now, I think I’d choose the “weeping cherry”!

    Reply
  6. Sarah

    I’m already a fan of your page! Now I’m a fan of CES and the zinnia grande flower is my fav stencil!!

    Reply
  7. marissa

    oh man this is just what I’ve been looking for. my bedroom is so small and boring I think stenciling a wall would be perfect. I adore the one you used but I also really like the birch forest all over and rabbat allover yikes there are so many good ones

    Reply
    • Lovely Crafty Home

      I LOVE the birch forest!! I just thought it would be too much for our small wall. The Verde Damask is also a fav!

      Reply
    • Lovely Crafty Home

      Marissa- The base color that was already on the wall is Behr’s Burnished Clay. I used those little bottles of acrylic craft paint (at AC Moore) in a metallic pearl for the stencil. Thanks for entering!

      Reply
  8. Kim L.

    I really like the parsely blooms and allium gladiator. The birch forest is also very cool! It would make a very cool headboard type arrangement.

    Reply
  9. Kim L.

    I really like the parsely blooms and allium gladiator. The birch forest is also very cool! It would make a very cool headboard type arrangement.

    Reply
  10. emily

    i really, really love the rabat stencil.. it is gorgeous.
    (i also ‘liked’ cutting edge stencils on facebook)

    Reply
  11. emily

    i really, really love the rabat stencil.. it is gorgeous.
    (i also ‘liked’ cutting edge stencils on facebook)

    Reply
  12. Janet

    I liked you on FB! Thanks for the giveaway, what color paint did you use with the stencil. It looks metallic.

    I saw on your FB page you are a NC girl too. There are so many of us.

    Reply
    • Lovely Crafty Home

      Thank you for entering Janet, I’ll come check out your blog! I used a metallic pearl paint- those acrylic craft paints you find at Michael or AC Moore. I can’t remember the brand but they are in the tiny bottles. I used 5 of them! If I was doing a whole room I would have probably gotten a quart of regular house paint, there are a few brands that make metallics.

      Reply
  13. Jennifer

    I love, love, love your wall! And that wreath is gorgeous. My favorite stencil is the spring songbirds. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Reply
  14. Jennifer

    I love, love, love your wall! And that wreath is gorgeous. My favorite stencil is the spring songbirds. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Reply
  15. Rachel

    Oh! I love your wall – what paint did you use?

    I have had my eye on the Casablanca pattern for awhile now. Love it!

    Reply
    • Lovely Crafty Home

      Thanks Rachel! The original wall color is Burnished Clay by Behr, then I stenciled with a metallix pearl acrylic craft paint from AC Moore!

      Reply
  16. Rachel

    Oh! I love your wall – what paint did you use?

    I have had my eye on the Casablanca pattern for awhile now. Love it!

    Reply
  17. Holly

    You did an amazing job stenciling your wall!!
    I LOVE the Zinnia Grande Flower Stencil!! Gorgeous!!

    Reply
  18. JoDee

    My favorite is the Casablanca too! I’ve had my eye on it for a few weeks now–I really want to stencil a wall in our master bedroom!

    Your wall looks awesome! My hubby and I are working on adding board and batten to a wall today–and I love seeing all the great examples online–yours is definitely one of them!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Reply
  19. Aubrey

    I have been thinking about stenciling and you popped up on Tater Tots and Jello! Thanks for sharing the Cutting Edge site and for hosting a giveaway!! I really do like the Casablanca and the Morocco…having a hard time choosing which one!

    Reply
  20. Leah

    I LOVE your Casablanca!!! I would LOVE to stencil my bathroom and bedroom with the same technique you shared! Thank you!

    Reply
  21. Leah

    I LOVE your Casablanca!!! I would LOVE to stencil my bathroom and bedroom with the same technique you shared! Thank you!

    Reply
  22. Rachel

    I’ve been eyeing that Casablanca stencil for months! I need it :) I became a google friend, liked you and Cutting Edge on FB too :)

    Reply
  23. Katy

    Wow! You make it sound so easy to choose a stencil…there are so many I LOVE but I think my favorite is the fishscale, or maybe the ceiling medallion…

    Thanks so much for featuring this site. My creative wheels are turning :-)

    Reply
  24. Margo K

    I’m loving the “Rabat Allover Lg Scale”! What a fantastic selection of stencils. Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

    Reply
  25. Sierra

    Love this giveaway! I especially love the casablanca and Zinnia Grande Flower Stencil (It would be adorable in my little girl’s room!!) I became a fan of your blog, friends on fb with you and cutting edge stencils! I am excited to see what your up to next! :)

    Reply
  26. Sierra

    Love this giveaway! I especially love the casablanca and Zinnia Grande Flower Stencil (It would be adorable in my little girl’s room!!) I became a fan of your blog, friends on fb with you and cutting edge stencils! I am excited to see what your up to next! :)

    Reply
  27. Nina

    I LOVE the Casablanca stencil – I am trying to convert an extra closet into a mini-office and that stencil would look amazing on the wall. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Reply
  28. Nina

    I “liked” Cutting Edge Stencils on Facebook. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Reply
  29. Nina

    I “liked” Cutting Edge Stencils on Facebook. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Reply
  30. Sheila Rodgers

    It is so funny that I stumbled across this giveaway today. I just added CES to my favorites list Friday as I got this bright idea to stencil instead of wallpaper. After all, stenciling can just be painted over again instead of going through the painstaking process of wallpaper removal. Also the stencil can be used over and over again and you can choose whatever colors you want. I fell in love with the Damask Verde and Damask Birds of Paradise and can’t decide which I like better (I think Verde would be my choice). Either way winning anything from CES would be fabulous.

    Reply
  31. gypsy brocante

    I’ve visited CES … tons of lovely stencils … but this is an easy choice, I would pick the “Ultimate Mural Stencil Kit” {http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/mural-stencils.html?category_id=1005} … we are restoring an early 20th century colonial home with plaster walls that have been covered with HORRIBLE wallpaper … once the wallpaper is down I can see the entire grand foyer done in a handpainted {stenciled} mural … possibly extending into the formal dining room … eeek, I’m getting excited just thinking about it ; )

    Thank you for hosting a terrific giveaway … I’m keeping my stenciling fingers crossed!
    xo
    Jill

    Reply
  32. Lauren G

    Hands down my favorite stencil is the casablanca!!! so gorgeous!

    Reply
  33. Jen

    I love the Casablanca stencil and I know right where I want to use it!

    Reply
  34. Jen

    I love the Casablanca stencil and I know right where I want to use it!

    Reply
  35. Kristine

    I Love the Casablanca and the Damaska Anna! I know right where I am going to put this! LOVE

    Reply
  36. Liz S

    I love the hourglass stencil! It would look fantastic in my dining room.

    Thanks for hosting a giveaway, Rachael! I really love seeing all the projects you work on!

    Reply
  37. Liz S

    I love the hourglass stencil! It would look fantastic in my dining room.

    Thanks for hosting a giveaway, Rachael! I really love seeing all the projects you work on!

    Reply
  38. Holly Stenciling Personal

    [...] Lovely Crafty Home » Cutting Edge Stencils Giveaway! Janet says: February 25, 2011 at 8:38 PM (UTC -5). Reply. I liked Cutting Edge on FB (under my personal FB – Janet K) . Holly says: February 27, 2011 at 8:46 AM (UTC -5). Reply. You did an amazing job stenciling your wall! I LOVE the Zinnia Grande Flower Stencil Gorgeous! [...]

    Reply
  39. Lovely Crafty Weekend #10

    [...] If you were featured, grab a button from my sidebar and show off! Now onto this week’s party! Don’t forget, you still have until 12 noon (EST) TODAY  to enter my Cutting Edge Stencils Giveaway! [...]

    Reply
    • rachaelevans

      Liz- It’s simple craft paint, I believe Folk Art or one of those brands you get at Michaels/AC Moore. They have a metallic line :)

      Reply
  40. Mary Jokish

    Chain Link Allover Stencil, love. Just purchased a 1962 home to make over.

    Reply
  41. Mary Jokish

    Chain Link Allover Stencil, Love. Just purchased a 1962 home to make over, this will be perfect for the master bedroom on the head board wall.

    Reply
  42. Jill Wilcox

    I love the picture posted. What colors did you use? Did you do metallic top coat? Thanks!

    Reply
    • Rachael Evans

      It’s Burnished Clay (the base color and color throughout the downstairs) stenciled with white metallic craft paint (I think it was Folk Art brand). No top coat needed!

      Reply
  43. Blair

    I love the RABAT Allover Stencil. It offers a subtle elegance that would be just perfect in our master bedroom. As first time homebuyers we are slightly hesitant to undertake any major decorating projects but I know that my husband and I could handle this and be really proud of the work we are putting in to our first home together!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.