This is a simple way of applying repeat
patterns to walls, floors, and furniture. Make a
stencil from either acetate or stencil cardboard and
apply the color with a stencil brush. Stencil the
whole area or just a border, such as a frieze.
Instead of making your own stencils,
choose from the wealth of ready-made stencil designs
that are available in most art stores.
Look through books, magazines, and at
textile designs for your stencil ideas.
When you choose a stencil design, consider how many
colors you want as each will require a separate
stencil. Transfer the chosen design onto a piece of
tracing paper with a soft pencil.
Use stencils to cover a whole wail
area, like wallpaper, or to create special effects
such as a dado rail and cornice.