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« on: February 19, 2010 08:35:31 PM »



I saw these vinyl sticker wall transfer things on etsy, and loved the look, but hated the price tag.  Plus, I didn't really like the idea of sticking vinyl to my walls...

So, I found a picture of one I liked from this shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PopWall, divided the image into squares and blew each square up with a photocopier.  I then reassembled the squares like such:



I then put freezer paper on top and traced my assembled-square image (the image was very pixelated from enlarging, so I drew the cut-lines with a crayon to make sure everything was smooth and pretty).  Next I used a pen knife to cut out the stencil
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc225/Crafty_Canadian/TreeStencil002.jpg[/img]]


I ironed the stencil to the wall in three big pieces.  I used masking tape to smooth the stencil pieces together wherever my stencil cuts didn't match perfectly at the seams.  I also used masking tape to help hold the stencil up while I painted (I wasn't sure if the freezer-paper would have enough stick to support its own weight.



... a couple coats of paint...




... and tear that stencil down!



Unfortunately I had a bit of stencil-bleed which I'll have to fix with a brush, but all-in-all I'm very proud of how it turned out!



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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2010 08:58:46 PM »

Very nicely done.

I know my lovely wife will want to do this.

Have a good day!
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2010 09:08:32 PM »

Great job!!!   I think the bleed threw isn't that bad.
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2010 09:09:11 PM »

This is really pretty and I think the "stencil bleed" gives the tree some dimension/texture?  I'd leave it but that's just me Smiley Great work!!
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2010 04:45:40 AM »

Thanks for sharing your technique.  I really like those vinyl stickers too, but can't afford them right now.  I really like the color combination you used. 
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2010 05:47:25 AM »

Ingenious!  I agree that the bleed through does not look bad on the overall effect -- it just looks awesome!!
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2010 06:25:34 AM »

This is awesome! What kind of paint did you use?
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2010 11:27:31 AM »

This came out great...what an awesome idea.  All that work was definitely worth it.  Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2010 11:29:12 AM »

I love the design and colors you chose. They look great! I used to have the same problem with stencil bleed, I've heard that if you paint the edges with a clear acrylic coat it will stop that. I've just started using a removable spray adhesive to the back of mine (which basically turns them into a giant post-it note).
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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2010 09:27:56 PM »

This is awesome! What kind of paint did you use?

I used Behr latex paint.  Behr offers "testers" in any colour.  I picked out paint chips that exactly matched my fabrics, and had small tester jars mixed of each.  The testers only cost about $5 each and there was more than enough paint to finish the tree.
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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2010 01:08:39 PM »

Wow! That came out really nice.
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2010 01:37:09 PM »

Great idea! I did something really similar in my dining room, but with contact paper instead of freezer paper. I hope it's ok to post the link here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=305872.0 I also had to do a ton of touch-up, but mine was from the paper picking up the ink from the printer (I stuck the contact paper on my computer printouts to cut it, then peeled it off) and then depositing the ink on my wall, so I had these thin black outlines around my design that I had to paint over. After I was like "duh, should have reversed the image and stuck the contact paper on the back)
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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2010 04:28:14 PM »

This looks cool, but it would have been cooler if you created your own design instead of using someone else's, probably without their permission.
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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2010 05:58:26 PM »

That's beautiful! You've done a wonderful job, from design to colour to execution. Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2010 06:54:12 PM »

Beautiful! I agree with a previous poster that the bleed isn't a drawback, I think it gives the design more dimension.

I didn't know you could use freezer paper on anything other than fabric. I'm filing that tidbit away for future use...
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« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2010 08:59:06 AM »

This looks cool, but it would have been cooler if you created your own design instead of using someone else's, probably without their permission.

Comments like this are SO silly.  I don't need their permission to paint the design on my OWN nursery wall.
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« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2010 09:44:04 AM »

I love it!
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« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2010 06:09:33 PM »

This really is awesome.
I love the tree of life, and I think that it would be really exciting to stencil it on one of my walls.
And that just opens up so many options for decorating all of the walls with stencils...
So exciting!
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« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2010 06:24:59 AM »

Nicely done!  I should show my friend, she's been wanting to do something with her walls for awhile, and this may appeal to her.
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« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2010 12:42:51 PM »

what program/how did you blow up the picture big enough to print out like that?
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« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2010 08:59:04 AM »

beautiful! The lines came out so clean, whenever I do stencils I always find a way to ruin it and make the lines all fuzzy. Great job!
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« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2010 02:58:38 PM »

I love it!

I agree the bleed isn't bad at all, it adds texture.

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« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2010 02:22:24 PM »

This is beautiful! I've been wondering if the freezer paper technique would work on surfaces other than fabric. I'm happy to see now that it does!
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« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2010 04:08:06 PM »

This is GREAT! I found one on esty aswell and attempting to do it but thought i'd check craftster first and found your post!! This has helped me loads, although I am having trouble blowing the picture up into squares, like yours, any suggestions?
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« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2010 12:27:36 PM »

Awesome! I happen to like the bleed thru, seems to give the tree more dimension.
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« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2010 02:22:48 PM »

How do you iron freezer paper to a wall?
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« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2010 07:33:54 PM »

How do you iron freezer paper to a wall?

I stuck it up with a few pieces of tape... then just ironed it.  I needed an extension cord for my iron.h
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« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2010 07:42:15 PM »

that's great!!
the bleed is fine, esp the branch, which is more natural and realistic.
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« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2011 02:14:21 PM »

That's a very ambitious project but it came out great! I love the simplicity of the tree. It has a sort of 1960's look about it too and I love retro images. I think using wall decals would have been easier but this way you won't have the gloss finish of a vinyl decal and you can pick a matte paint if that's what you prefer.

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