I’m always trying to think of creative and budget-friendly ways to spruce up my home and what’s better than the humble stencil to add flair to a blank wall or plain furniture? Bypassing school memories of stencils made of recycled cereal boxes and primary-coloured poster paint, Helen Morris, the founder of The Stencil Library, has written a book full of unique and grown-up designs.
Through her tips and guidance she tells you how to use unusual materials such as food colouring and crayons to turn anything plain into a stencilled beauty.
To coincide with the publication of her book, Stencil it, we’ve launched a competition to give away a copy of this stencil bible and a set of stencils to the lucky winner. To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is create a moodboard of stencil-inspired pieces. Anything from block-patterned curtains to stencilled wallpapers and accessories can be combined to create a stimulating moodboard design.
And for those who don’t win, you’ll receive a discount code to use on a purchase of the Stencil It book – so give it a go, you can’t lose!
And to whet your stencil appetite further, here’s an exclusive video of Helen Morris giving a sneaky peek of her new book and her top stencilling tips:
Annabelle lives in London and worked as our wonderful editorial assistant until December 2011. Read more posts by Annabelle.