- Step 1: Select a motif that you want to use on your wall. If you have a printer you can print it out and trace, else you have to hand draw it, so choose your motif according to your skill level. I am very bad at drawing, so I chose a very easy motif. (after a few failed attempts at ambitious ones of course)
- Step 2: Now Take your binding paper, fold it into half so that the non plastic side is on the inside. Stick it together with some fevicol. Now you have a two side plastic coated sheet which will not get soggy when you use water based paint.
- Step 3: If you’ve printed out a motif, you can simply trace it on the binding sheet and cut it with a paper knife. If you are drawing, fold it on half again and draw half the motif (refer image below) and then cut it out to reveal a perfectly symmetric motif.
Step 4: Now its time to start stenciling the wall. I had a small foam roller, you can use a sponge (The kitchen scrub that has sponge on one side can also be used) , or use a brush to do your stencil. Even the distance between the stencils can be eyeballed, but if you want to measure it, cut a piece of cardboard or newspaper to the size of the distance you want it to be at.
To watch the original video that I posted on my IGTV channel click HERE.
It was an absolute pleasure to see so many people take this idea and make their own. The best part of the DIY was that it became a bonding exercise between mom and kids. It was hard for me to pick favorites, but here are some that stood out (click on the image to go to their Instagram feed). You can also scroll through my Instagram feed and see the other motif inspirations.
This post has been long pending and I was determined to do this once the DIY has been repeated in a hundred homes at-least. Well, I have lost count on how many people have been sending me pictures of their walls. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to have a DIY of mine go viral. Not only did people love it, a lot of digital creators recreated the idea in their own styles. A huge shout out for Disha for mentioning me on her channel (See the image below) She had done a stencil wall a couple of years ago with a store bought stencil and she shared my video link with her audience. You can watch how she created her stencil video HERE.
If you want to see what I am working on next, follow me on my Instagram handle @preethiprabhudotcom HERE. If you have not tried this DIY yet but want to, DO IT NOW! and send me a picture so I can feature it on my instagram stories or posts.
I managed a few more DIYs (kicka** ones) during this quarantine period, will publish them soon.
See you guys next time.