Mural Stenciling!

Mural Stenciling is by far the best way to make a statement in any room. Most people rearrange pictures on their walls but you are here to find out how easy it is for you to create art on your walls!



So, you've used stencils for a few art projects and now you're ready for the big time and by that I mean painting the walls. It’s easy with wall stencils!

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Mural stenciling is similar to working with stencils anywhere else except that you are working on a grander scale. Your stencils will be larger and a little more of a challenge to maneuver.

However, for a mural stenciling project, it is crucial to have a good plan. Here are a few questions you need to answer. What is the scene that you want to create? Where are you placing your stencils? What colors or background do you need to create before painting your stencils? I find it best to make a small sketch of the layout for the mural so that you get an idea of where each item will look best.

One challenge is getting the mural stenciling patterns the right size. If you find a stencil design on paper you can always enlarge the pattern on a copy machine. If the stencil needs to be larger than a copy machine can produce, just take your pattern to a Copy Store or Business Forms Printing Shop and see if they can do it for you.

This same method can be done with pre-cut stencils but you'll still have to cut out the stencil openings (or islands in stenciling terminology) when the copies are made.

By the way, if you’d like to watch as I create this garden by mural stenciling then click on the picture to watch a quick video and get more step by step details or just keep reading and you’ll find the video below.

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I find no greater pleasure in decorating than to prepare for a new arrival. Everything is so cute and precious, the colors are wonderful and soothing but most of all you can weave fantasy and imagination into every aspect of the room.

Wall Stencils Nursery plans should be based on the selected theme such as Noah's Ark, Princess, Teddy Bear Stencils, Zoo Animals, Farm Animals, etc. It’s so much fun to work with cute huggable images.

I’m guessing that you’ve worked with stencils before to have come to the great idea of creating a mural (But if not, don’t worry because I’ve got you covered – Just go to How To Stencil for all the basics). So you know how to tape your wall painting stencil in place and use a clean dry brush with a pouncing motion to blot on the paint – never a back and forth sweeping which will push paint underneath the stencil and smear. Good!

For a variety of wall painting stencils that will fit well in your mural stenciling plan don’t miss the ones I’ve suggested below. They are in book form that includes a collection of related images perfect for stencil wall murals.

I know it's hard to imagine how to paint a mural with stencils just by reading about it, so I created a video for you to follow along with me in person. Just scroll down. This way I'm able to share so many hints and tips along the way besides showing you how to use stencils to conduct your own mural stenciling project. This is the shortened 7 minute version of the original hour long video, so you'll be finished in a breeze.

If you’ve made copies of your stencils or if you download and print stencils make sure to put a clear protective layer on the top side of the paper before you cut out the islands. This will make your stencil ready for many uses because after using you can wipe off the excess paint with a damp cloth just like a pre-cut stencil.

For more information on printing and working with paper stencils, visit Wall Stencils to Download.

OK – You’ve got your mural stenciling patterns ready to go. But first, you need to set the mood and create a background. For example, in the garden scene, the mural stenciling patterns in use are the stone wall pattern, the garden path and the fountain. So, I created a background with a blue sky and some greenery. The stone path, wall and fountain will be painted on top of the greenery. So, you see it’s important to build your painting from the furthest point back and use your stencils for the foreground.

With your background complete secure your mural stenciling patterns in place and start painting. Remember you are the designer so put flowers or bugs or garden stones where you want. It’s best to paint each stencil one at a time starting with the one that is furthest in the background. This is a rule of thumb but you may need to adjust a little based on your plan. The video explains this in greater detail.

Well, that’s how to work with mural stenciling. The most important part of creating stencil wall murals is to spend a good amount of time in the preparation and planning. That way the production will be a raving success!

We are thrilled to introduce our selection of downloadable and printable stencil designs. Instant gratification at its finest! You don't need a special printer - these designs are specially formatted to print straight from your home computer on standard letter sized paper. Once downloaded, you will have your complete stencil booklet with patterns and instructions. Just click, buy and print!

The books below have a variety designs that will fit nicely into your mural stenciling ideas. Each book will come to you as a downloadable pdf file in your e-mail. Just check your e-mail after purchase for the link to connect to your file and print or save. It's that easy!

All designs can be adjusted to fit your project size. Instructions are included. Pages are 8.5” x 11”.

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Secret Garden Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

The Secret Garden

Create your own private garden retreat with this mural stenciling collection which includes 12 designs including 4 animal stencils -fountain, bleeding heart, iris, bee, butterfly, foxglove, grasshopper, hummingbird, trumpet flower, morning glory, stone wall and stove path.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 51 pages.

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Antique Door Hardware Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

Antique Door Hardware: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 5 designs- Lion Head Door Knocker, Key Bow, Lock Plate and Mail Box Plaque (with two word options). These images should add a little fun and even some humor to the doors in your home while they introduce a touch of the past.

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Tree Frogs Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

Red-Eyed Tree Frogs

This book contains 4 cute Red-Eyed Tree Frogs for you to paint in your mural stenciling project. Bring a little of the rain forest to your home by using these frogs in your stencil wall murals. There are 37 pages in this pdf file which includes the stencils of all 4 frogs (each has 5 overlays) and complete instructions.

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Oriental Designs Book of Stencils from www.all-about-stencils.com

Oriental Designs: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 16 designs- Chinese Dragon, Bamboo, Oriental Figure with Coolie Hat, Ying Yang Koi, Bonsai Tree and 3 Cranes plus 10 Chinese Symbols (Eternity, Friendship, Happiness, Harmony, Long Life, Peace, Prosperity, Tranquility, Truth and Dragon.

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Wine and Spirits Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

Wine & Spirits: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 4 designs- a Wine Glass, a Chianti Bottle, a Wine Bottle and a Bunch of Grapes with Leaves. These motifs work great for kitchen mural stenciling. This purchase is of a PDF file with 31 pages.

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Angels Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

Angels: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 4 designs- Angel in Thought, Young Angel, Angel with Trumpet and Guardian Angel.

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Cherubs Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

Cherubs: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 4 designs- Daydreaming Cherub, Watching Over You Cherub, Welcoming You Cherub and With All My Heart Cherub. Imagine mural stenciling these on the ceiling with a blue sky, a few clouds and these cute Cherubs.

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At the Seashore Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

At the Seashore

Aaaahhhh...the lazy days of summer at the beach. This collection includes 6 designs- a Fish, a Crab, a Seagull, a Conch Shell, a Scallop Shell and a Seahorse.

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Zoo Babies Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

Zoo Babies: Stencils for a Nursery

This collection includes 7 animal stencils - an Elephant, a Giraffe, a Hippo, a Lion, a Monkey, a Tiger and a Zebra.

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On the Farm Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

On the Farm

With these animal stencils you can create the perfect barn yard setting for your little one. This collection includes 9 designs- a Cow, a Chicken, a Pig, a Sheep, a Lamb, a Horse, Fence, a Barn and a Tractor.

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Prrincess Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

For a Princess

This collection includes 7 designs- Royal Carriage, Knight in Shining Armor, Castle, Dragon, Sceptre, Tiara and Pillow plus the word "Princess."

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Well, here's the video I promised you. Again, it's just a very short version of the one offered near the top of this page. I hope you get some great ideas about mural stenciling!



Hey! Don’t forget that I (and everyone else) want to see what you have done while Mural Stenciling. Just click on Stenciling Projects to get your masterpiece showcased here on this web site. Won’t that be exciting! Or if you have any questions or want to share information join in on the Stencil Blog. Well, I hope to hear from you soon.

Happy Stenciling,



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P.S. If you’d rather get your Stencil Pattern Books in Print, then visit our Printer’s Book Shop for the same designs in book format that will be mailed to you. You’ll find all of the stencils used as examples throughout this site.

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