If you have ever wanted to stencil a roman shade but been a bit in the dark about just how to go about it then you have come to the right place 😀 Today I’m going to show you how to stencil a Roman Shade.
First you will need a Roman Shade. You can buy a fabric shade or you can make your own using my tutorial. Roman Shades are really easy to make – not nearly as hard as they may seem when looking at a finished one.
I made this Roman Shade for my girls room after I stenciled their wall. I decided to go with pure white duck cloth and use the same stencil to create a sort of ‘whole wall’ stencil.
I taped off the parts of the stencil I didn’t want paint getting in and painted the colors just like I had the wall.
It does take a bit of patience – you really need to let one color of paint dry before moving on to another color because of the taping that needs done. I may or may not have been as patient as needed 😀
Paint right over the seams that created the pockets for the dowel rods on the back side of the Roman Shade. Painting fabric is different than painting wood but just take your time and go with it. A bit of imperfection just adds to the handmade charm of DIY!
The stencil I used is large but I did have to repeat once to get the whole length of the shade stenciled. The stencil I used is from Royal Design Studio and was really easy to use. There are marks on the stencil for lining it up for the subsequent placements of the stencil.
I played with making some stencils today with my Silhouette. I have some new pillow designs about ready to show off!