Steps // Stenciled Flowers in Free Fall
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Roll on the First Stencil

 
Step One // Stenciled Flowers in Free Fall

Roll on the First Stencil

rolling on the first stencil with dark blue
Photo by Christopher Drake

Once the base coat is dry, load a 4-inch foam roller with dark-blue paint poured onto a silicone mat. Stencil on the flowering two-branch pattern at roughly equidistant spots.

 
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Mix in Some Light Blue

 
Step Two // Stenciled Flowers in Free Fall

Mix in Some Light Blue

mixing a light blue color to add to flower stencils on a wall from the book, Annie Sloan Paints Everything
Photo by Christopher Drake

Add light-blue paint to the dark blue on the paint-mixing mat. Use a brush to blend the two colors together to create a lighter shade; it doesn’t have to be homogeneous.

 
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Apply the Two-Blue Blend

 
Step Three // Stenciled Flowers in Free Fall

Apply the Two-Blue Blend

stenciling in the light blue flower pattern from the book, Annie Sloan Paints Everything
Photo by Christopher Drake

With the same stencil, overprint the darker pattern along the top and bottom edges,  creating a random pattern while leaving open space between the stenciled areas.

 
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Mix an Even Lighter Blue

 
Step Four // Stenciled Flowers in Free Fall

Mix an Even Lighter Blue

an even lighter blue to add to the flower stencil from the book, Annie Sloan Paints Everything
Photo by Christopher Drake

Add more of the light blue to the paint blend, incorporating enough to give yourself a paler third shade. Apply as before, again leaving some space between the stenciled clusters.

 
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Isolate Three Different Flower Details

 
Step Five // Stenciled Flowers in Free Fall

Isolate Three Different Flower Details

taping the blossom stencils to apply to the flower stencil from the book, Annie Sloan Paints Everything
Photo by Christopher Drake

Using other floral stencils, tape over all but three prominent blossoms that will receive the orange accent color in the overall scheme.

 
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Add the Accents

 
Step Six // Stenciled Flowers in Free Fall

Add the Accents

adding the blossom orange color to the flower stencils form the book, Annie Sloan Paints Everything
Photo by Christopher Drake

Using a clean mat and a 2-inch roller, blend the lightest blue and the orange paints. Roll on the flower details at random spots, standing back to see where they fall. Don’t worry—imperfections only add to the charm.

 
 

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