Radical Raised Stencil

The raised stencil look has been extremely popular for me. It takes an otherwise plain front furniture piece and adds a texture to it that you can't help but touch. I love pieces that engage all of the senses. Learn how to apply this technique here!

The raised stencil look has been extremely popular for me. It takes an otherwise plain front furniture piece and adds a texture to it that you can’t help but touch. I love pieces that engage all of the senses.

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I began this piece with a good cleaning with a thorough cleaner. It continuously wiped dirty, brown rags, so I could tell it was a bleeder. I followed up with a coat of a stain and odor blocking primer, in white.

It’s not much to look at at this point, but I have a solid base to start laying my finishes on. I lightly sprayed the Jameela Vine Stencil in 3m super 77 spray adhesive and placed it over my drawers. Using Mud from and a spatula tool from Prima Marketing, I scraped a thin, even layer of mud over my stencil. The stencil removal is where the magic happens!

Catch the stenciling video below!

I removed the old carved wood from the top center, it was in poor condition, far more effort to save it than replace it. This medallion from Wood U Bend mouldings fit perfectly! You can find a Wood U Bend retailer HERE.

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The keyholes and hardware backings were cast with resin and ReDesign with Prima silicone moulds. I sealed all of my work under a coat of gray spray primer so I could blend over top without reactivating the Dixie Mud.

Casting moulds with resin video

Metallic paint inherently has fewer pigments in it, so I prefer to use a base of regular paint under my metallics. This was a color blended base of Hurricane Gray, Manatee Gray, Driftwood and Sawmill Gravy, a beautiful finish in its own right!

Metallics catch the light, so every brush stroke is all that much more important. I tinted the Silver into 4 custom shades using Stormy Seas, Manatee Gray, Haint Blue, and Cotton. Just a few drops is all it takes to tint paint, so mix slowly.

Catch the video blending metallics below!

I choose to spray my clear coats for the most flawless finish. Two coats of satin clear coat and this piece was ready for finishing touches. I used ReDesign with Prima decor waxes in Eternal, Shiny Star, and Diamond Dust to add sparkle to all those details. In the light, she throws a magical glow from every angle.

This one is going home to sit between 2 vanities in a master bath redo that will be the perfect romantic retreat.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Steve Brear

    Hello Brandy my name is Steve creator of pieceprints based in San Antonio Texas.My brand Ambassador Ashley suggested you might have time to speak to me about my new product .If indeed you have a few minutes to spare I would welcome the opportunity to do that,not sure how you would like to converse but my cellphone is 760 902 9366 Many thanks please feel free to advise exactly what images you would like me to offer you to try the product regards Steve

    1. Brandy K.

      Yes! Lets definitely talk. Are you available tomorrow (Wednesday)?

  2. gwen

    i know i’m late to the game on this post. I just saw you featured in my new Farm House Home & Living magazine. my question is, you did NOT use anything but paint for the stencil work, correct? this piece looks amazing!

    1. Brandy K.

      There is a video in the post, I did use Dixie mud to create the raised stencil

  3. Renee

    Hello Brandy, I’ve watched several of your videos and love, love your work! So I have painted an old plain drop leaf table. The finish was in terrible shape, so I figured painting was the best solution. So like I said the table is plain and very non-descript. So after watching your videos, I thought I would apply Prima stencils to the table, and I am thinking of doing moldings, like you did on this piece on the legs. Here’s my question, I’ve already applied coats of stick slick, and boss (it was a super shiny orange looking piece, and the orange came through the slick stick!). I’ve also added one coat of fluff. So..after applying the stencil, can I use some other primer rather than spray primer? If so, can I use Boss or slick stick as a primer, or should I use something else?
    Thanks for your input!

    1. Brandy K.

      Slick stick is not a stain blocking promer, it can discolor. If your piece is a bleeder, you should be scuff sanding anc using dixie belle boss. You can still apply it after the paint, but you will need to repaint afterwards, boss is not a top coat

  4. Cher Barringer

    Video shows not longer available. Can you either send me working link or tell me where I can find this video or another teaching this technique? Thank you in advance for your response.

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