How to Create Raised Stencil Style

Hey, Brandy from Brushed By Brandy 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 Dixie Belle White Lightning. It continuously wiped dirty, brown rags, so I could tell it was a bleeder. I followed up with a coat of Dixie Belle BOSS, 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 Dixie Mud from Dixie Belle 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!

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.

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.

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

I tinted Dixie Belle Silver Bullet 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.

I choose to spray my clear coats for the most flawless finish. Two coats of Dixie Belle Gator Hide and this piece was ready for finishing touches.

This one is going home to sit between 2 vanities in a master bath redo that will be the perfect romantic retreat. To read more about this painted piece on Brushed By Brandy, click here!

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