Southwestern Stencils and designs often incorporate vivid colors and leave one feeling a kinship with the desert environments of the Southwest.
Picture a log cabin with a huge stone fireplace, some big cushy chairs and an oversize window with a mountain view. What other images can you image seeing there?
There are so many ways to use these Southwestern stencils. In decorating a room you could use them as a border along the ceiling or just on top of a chair moulding. Sometimes I like to paint a single image in a particular spot like on top of the light switch or on either side of a mirror or window. You could include a couple of painted coyotes, cactus or horned skulls within a collage of framed art.
If you intend to use your Southwestern stencils with paint I would like to suggest that after you print these free stencils, cover the top of the paper with a clear protective coating like clear shelf liner before you cut out the openings. This way you can use your stencil again and again. I wipe my stencils down with a damp cloth after each use and store it in a book for the next time I need it.
Also, since this is a paper stencil, you can re-size it to fit your project area by enlarging or reducing on a copy machine.
Imagine creating a scene on a blank wall that gives you the feeling that the horses have just been put away and you are lounging in the desert watching the sun go down. This cactus and some of the others would make a great painting on your wall to give you just that feeling. Don't dismiss this idea because it's actually pretty easy with stencils. Just check out Stencil Wall Murals for all the details and watch a video about how you can do this in your home. A mural will be the ultimate accent to your Southwestern Style home.
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Of all the Southwestern stencils I think the horned skull is the most popular. I can imagine this image on a t shirt with a collection of words. You can make custom t shirts with this design and it's easy. You'll see how to paint stencils on fabric.
Hey, come to think of it, this stencil would look great on a pair of jeans or a jean jacket. I painted and
Eagle Stencil this way and I think it would work great for Southwestern stencils.
The lizard stencil is a great design for adding in all the vibrant colors so popular in the Southwest. I love the deep rich oranges and turquoise colors. Can you imagine this guys painted as a wall border either along the ceiling of just above a chair moulding. It's easy to do and if you want more information about this just go to Stenciling Wall Borders and watch a video about how to do this in your home.
Hey! Don’t forget that I (and everyone else) want to see what you have done with your Southwestern stencils. 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.
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You'll be amazed at how many Free Stencils we have to offer to you! Just to make it easy, here are the links to all the freebies.
By the way, if you are looking for Free Christmas Stencils or Free Halloween Stencils, there were too many to list here so go to
Art Deco Stencil
Art Nouveau Stencil
Graffiti Art Stencils
Palm Tree Wall Stencils
Free Printable Stencils
Quilting Stencil Patterns
Skull and Crossbones Stencil
Teddy Bear Stencil
Trompe l oeil
Tropical Flower Stencil
I hope you truly enjoy these Free Stencils! Thank you so much for visiting and come back soon for more Stenciling Ideas!
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MisterArt.com has a dedicated department for stencil supplies. Here you'll find stencil films, paints, books and tools plus and extensive selection of applicators including brushes and sponges.
In these times, we're always looking for a bargain. CreateForLess has a good selection of plastic palettes for you to choose. Plus you'll find Delta Ceramacoat and DecoArt Paints, stencil brushes and applicators, a few pre-cut stencil designs, and many other items on your stencil supplies checklist.
Joann.com carries a variety of high quality acrylic paints, great for stenciling. You'll find brands like Delta Ceramacoat, Folk Art, Americana and DecoArt. They also provide paint applicators and many other arts and crafts and stencil supplies.
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