Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ikat stenciled rug and a Cutting Edge Stencil Giveaway...

We recently purchased a flatwove IKEA rug with the intention 
of painting it for Isabella's room, but I couldn't decide on the 
pattern I wanted.  Shortly thereafter, I received an email from 
Cutting Edge Stencils offering a stencil to be reviewed.
I immediately thought I could take this plain 
rug and turn it into a beautiful focal point rug...


Even though I have never worked with a stencil before 
and they recommend starting with a simpler design, it was 
extremely easy and only took me about an hour to complete...

I chose their Ikat Samarkand All over stencil and I love it!

If you're going to use various colours for your stencil, I would recommend doing a 'test' piece first, just to make sure you are happy with the design. 

Once you've tested and are happy, you're ready to go.

I used green frog tape to hold the stencil in place, but if you're going to use your stencil on a softer fabric, they recommend using adhesive spray to avoid the stencil from shifting.  

Once the stencil is in place, simply grab your stencil brush and dab paint onto the surface.  You want to make sure you dab instead of brushing for better results. 

Once you have completed one area, simply re-position your stencil and repeat dabbing until you are done.  

Wash your stencil and store flat until you are ready to use again (you can visit the Cutting Edge website for more detailed instructions).


Because true ikat fabric has a lot of variations and the weaving is often irregular, I was not concerned with the amount of coverage of the paint.  In fact, I preferred the fibres of the rug be visible through the paint.  I also wanted a little more detail so I went back with my brush and added a few turquoise highlights and a bit of orange to some of the patterns of the rug.

I'm really happy with the results and will be using the stencil again to make a rug for our master bedroom.

Have you ever used a stencil on a wall or rug?  Or better yet, would you like to?  

The generous folks from Cutting Edge Stencils have offered a free stencil (up to $50 value) to one lucky reader.  Yay! 

To make it easier for all of us, I have decided to use Rafflecopter again....


a Rafflecopter giveaway



The giveaway will be open until Thursday, September 27th at midnight (EST).  Thank you so much for entering and good luck!

Talk to you very soon.

much love,
Lucy 




51 comments:

  1. I would choose the Marrakech Trellis allover stencil - but they have so many that I like! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. My faves:

    Wildberry Damask,
    Julia Allover,
    & The Georgian Ceiling Medallion!!

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  3. That looks fantastic! Great job. I've always liked the Casablanca one but really, there are so many I love. I've wanted to try these for awhile so I'm crossing my fingers!

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  4. Wow What great stencils... I love the wall art, the dandelion, the finches, tree branches, it would be a hard choice if I was to win! I love your rug...you did a great job !! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. I like the Budding clematis stencils,
    Maris

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  6. Thanks for sharing this tutorial! I am a huge fan of damask, so if I had to choose a design, I'd probably choose something in that family. Appreciate all you do here! xo

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  7. I just love this. Of all the things I do and try, I have never been brave enough to tackle a rug, but want too!

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  8. Love it - I would absolutely chose the same stencil because I have a mad love for ikat!!

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  9. Your rug looks absolutely fabulous!! Love the colors!!

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  10. I love all of the ceiling medallions... couldn't decide!
    Susan

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  11. I'd love to try this...looks so fun!
    ♥'s
    Sherry

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  12. Love too many of them...can't decide!

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  13. very pretty. ikat is one of my favorites. been thinking about doing this for my foyer or curtains for my family room. Lucy, you are adding to many great ideas to my to do list;).

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  14. GORGEOUS!!!!!!! Would LOVE to try!!!! :)

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  15. OH - love Spring Songbirds Wall Stencil!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. I love the freedom stencil with the birds and bird cage.
    Ypu did an amazing job on your rug. Wow....love those colors.

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  17. Love the rug, just love it! I think I would choose the Vintage Paisley design and use it on an accent wall and some fabric for pillows for my daughter's new Boho Chic bedroom! Great giveaway!

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  19. What an awesome idea! Love stencils!

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  20. OMGosh! That is absolutely gorgeous. I am and must do this. I have been looking for a rug for my craftroom, but cannot find one to match my theme and decor (hard to find a white rug w/black damask/chandelier and/or dress forms. I would soooooooo use the Damask and/or wall/art: chandelier stencils! That is simpley perfect.
    Thanks for sharing and I would never have thought of that - what a wonderful idea

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    1. P.S. I must share this on my blog, hope that is okay. Thanks!
      www.inspired-by-scrapping.blogspot.com

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  21. I adore the Sakura and bird Wall Stencil but doubt my efforts would be as good as yours.
    trisha

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  22. I love the Zinnia and the Aspen stencils...wow!

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  23. i love them all so i will wait and see if i win then i will attack the job of picking out one.

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  24. I love them all! But one for all..."Lily Scroll Craft Stencil"...

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  25. You did a gorgeous job on the rug! I can't decide if I would want that one, or the one with the birds, or..... LOL

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  26. Love the Nadya Damask stencils! I would love to use this in my bedroom! Thanks!

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  27. Hard to choose! Zamira? Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. Love the Zinnia Grand Flower. Thank you for the contest

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  29. His turned out beautiful. Good job!

    Judy

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  30. I love your rug. Great tutorial, you made it sound so easy. I would appreciate any of the flower or ethnic stencils. Kathleen

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  31. This is absolutely stunning! I love the rug Lucy and it looks beautiful in your space.

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  32. Oh my goodness, I cannot believe the transformation! It makes for a stunning statement piece... gorgeous. P.S. Love those pumpkins by the sofa!

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  33. Hi Lucy! Gracias por visitar mi blog y dejarme un comentario! Tu español es estupendo!! Your rug turned out great! I love it!
    Hugs from Spain

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  34. I would choose one of the damask stencils!

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  35. Lucy - this is so cute and seems very doable! I would love to try this for my sunroom! I have been looking for a rug that I like but they are either too expensive or the wrong colors and size! thanks for the inspiration!!

    Blessings - Sara

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  36. I love this! I never even considered painting a rug. I've been looking for a patterned rug and now I think I will just make my own. Great job - it gorgeous!

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  37. Beautiful job! I'm intrigued with the Moroccan inspired stencils.

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  38. Beautiful job! I'm intrigued with the Moroccan inspired stencils.

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  39. Awesome job! Love this look, so want to try this on a rug of mine. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  40. I would definitely get the 'Marrakech Trellis Allover stencil' Thanks for the opportunity!!

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  41. love what you did with the rug! the colors are amazing and so fresh!

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  42. Thanks for offering this giveaway! I would love to stencil a wall in my dining room with one of their stencils!

    Doreen

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  43. I love the Casablanca allover stencil and winning it would give me the incentive to get to work on my 3/4 bathroom! Thanks for the offer- these stencils look wonderful. ~ Sue

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  44. I love the Nadya Damask Stencil. What a great giveaway. Thank you. :)

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  45. I love Damask, but it's so hard to choose!

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  46. I would love to stencil the wall in my bedroom and I am really liking the birds on the branch though they do have a lot to choose from. I love how your rug turned out!

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