How to Stencil Kids' Rooms


How to Stencil a Funky Flowers Cork Border

These flowers have perennial appeal! This cork-square border is a pretty addition to a room as well as a practical place to store notes and memos.

The Funky Flowers Cork Border features bright and colorful patterns stenciled on a useful cork surface.
Get organized with this
Funky Flowers Cork Border stencil.

Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 15 minutes per tile
Stencil Design: Download the Funky Flowers Cork Border as a PDF.

What You'll Need

  • 6-inch-square corkboard tiles (quantity determined by size of room)
  • 4-inch foam roller
  • Delta Ceramcoat acrylic paint: Crocus Yellow, Royal Fuchsia, Deep Lilac, Light Foliage Green, Apple Green, Purple, Pretty Pink, GP Purple, Dark Goldenrod
  • 5/8-inch stencil brushes, 3
  • 3/8-inch stencil brushes, 4
  • 1/4-inch stencil brushes, 2

Trick of the Trade
Corkboard is quite porous and will absorb a lot of paint, so apply as many coats of paint as needed to obtain the coverage you desire.

Instructions

Step One: Divide the corkboard tiles into three equal stacks. Using the foam roller, paint one stack Crocus Yellow, one stack Royal Fuchsia, and one stack Deep Lilac. Let dry.

Step Two: Start with the Crocus Yellow tiles. Center stencil A (base of flower) in the square; mark registration points. Using a 5/8-inch brush, stencil this shape Royal Fuchsia. Remove the stencil.

The flowers are first stenciled in fuchsia.
Stencil the flower in Royal Fuchsia.

Step Three: Align stencil B. Stencil the leaves Light Foliage Green with a 3/8-inch brush. Let dry. Highlight the top of the leaves with Apple Green on a 1/4-inch brush, and very lightly shade the base with Purple on a 1/4-inch brush. Stencil the swirl Pretty Pink with a 3/8-inch brush.

Stencil a swirl on each flower to make it more lively.
Stencil a swirl on top of each flower
and add shading to the leaves.

Step Four: Repeat steps two and three on the Royal Fuchsia tiles, substituting the following colors: The base of the flower is Purple; the swirl is GP Purple. The leaves remain the same.

Step Five: Repeat steps two and three on the Deep Lilac tiles, substituting the following colors: The base of the flower is Crocus Yellow; the swirl is Dark Goldenrod. The leaves remain the same.

You'll be on cloud nine when you see the results of the next project. Learn how to stencil the Sweet Dreams Wall Border in the next section.

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