Oriental Stencils!

Oriental Stencils and designs offer a clean and peaceful mood to any environment.

I found this old trunk at a flea market for $6.00. It had so much character that needed to be rediscovered. After cleaning it up and giving it a base coat with black spray paint, I added on the stencils (see the book of Oriental Stencils below).

Oriental Trunk from www.all-about-stencils.com

The three cranes on the top are all in one stencil but they can be used individually so that the spacing can be adjusted. A clean bamboo stencil on the front inspired me to paint the rounded accent pieces on the corners like bamboo.

I reduced the size of several of the stencils of Chinese Letters from the book and painted them in a vertical row on the left side.

This is one of the many advantages of working with paper stencils that come from either a book or the free stencils that can print from this site. Before you cut out the openings, take your stencils to a copy machine and enlarge or reduce the size. Of course, if you have image software like Photoshop you can use that to make your stencil the perfect size for the project. free stencils that can print from this site. Before you cut out the openings, take your stencils to a copy machine and enlarge or reduce the size. Of course, if you have image software like Photoshop you can use that to make your stencil the perfect size for the project.

Bamboo and Cranes Prints from www.all-about-stencils.com

I love to create Stencil Art Prints with Oriental Stencils. They create such peaceful scenes.

These prints were painted on a thick paper that doesn’t have any texture to it. I know now you are wondering how I can say that when clearly this paper has shadowy lines running through it that indicate it must be a rice paper or something of the sort. Actually...No! I made those lines myself and this is how. I covered each sheet with a cream or light tan base coat and let that dry thoroughly. Then I covered the paper again with a darker tan or light brown and working quickly ran a comb horizontally and vertically to draw lines in the paint. Let that dry thoroughly and just add stencils!

By the way, you can use a regular comb or you can actually find a tool made for this at your local arts and crafts supply store.

Dragon and Koi Framed Stencil Prints from www.all-about-stencils.com

Here is another way to create framed art with Oriental Stencils. The above prints are very calming almost Spa-like with their earth tones. But these feature the use of very vibrant colors.

One of the best parts of creating your own stencil art is that you can choose whatever colors you want. You can use colors from the current decor or you can just reach right into your imagination and pull out whatever pleases you (and then maybe you’ll end up changing everything else in the room).

The oriental stencils above were just screaming out for bold colors and I caved in. Of course, it wasn’t a stretch because I like being bold with colors. However, the point is that since you are creating your own art, be yourself. Have a good time!

Stenciled Dragon Jeans from www.all-about-stencils.com

Oriental Stencils are so popular now they are great for decorating our clothes. This was an old pair of jeans hanging in my closet that were just like any other pair of jeans. But not anymore. I can’t tell you how many people stop me to talk about these unique jeans.

For more on this project and to follow along step by step on how it was done, check out Dragon Stencil.

Another suggestion that I like to make about working with paper stencils is for you to cover the front of the paper with a clear protective coat like clear shelf liner before you cut. This way you can wipe the stencil down with a damp cloth after each use. This keeps your stencil ready for many, many painting.

Koi Stencil Stool from www.all-about-stencils.com

Here is another painted furniture project that I really wanted to share with you. Again, I started with black because I think it’s a good back drop for really making these stencils pop. The Koi Stencils (from the book below) with their circular layout worked perfect with the round top of the stool. Just click on the highlighted text of the image to get the whole story about the transformation of this little stool.

I hope you liked these projects with Oriental Stencils. If you did, check out the book of stencil designs below which is where you’ll find all of the stencils used as examples on this page. That’s right ALL! Isn’t it amazing what you can accomplish with one book.

This is just a sample of the design books that we offer in the Stencil Designs Store. I also added a couple of others that I think you might like.

Each book will come to you as a down-loadable 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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Oriental Designs Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

Oriental Stencils: A Book of Designs

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

This purchase is of a PDF file with 40 pages.

Price: $9.95

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Fleur de lis Stencil Book from www.all-about-stencils.com

Fleur de lis: Book of Stencils

This collection includes 22 designs. Ten are easy single overlay. Six have 2 overlays and six have 3 overlays.

This purchase is of a PDF file which has 63 pages.

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

The Secret Garden

Create your own private garden retreat. This collection includes 12 designs-fountain, bleeding heart, iris, bee, butterfly, foxglove, grasshopper, hummingbird, trumpet flower, morning glory, stone wall and stone path.

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Tree Frog 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 next project. Bring a little of the rain forest to your home. There are 37 pages in this pdf file which includes the stencils of all 4 frogs (each has 5 overlays) and complete instructions. I thought that since you seem to like outdoor wildlife like koi stencils that these little frogs might warm your heart too.

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Happy Stenciling,


Stencil Books from www.all-about-stencils.com

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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