*I did receive this product as part of compensation for this post but all opinions are 100% mine
Royal Studio Designs has an assortment of high quality stencils that you're able to follow easily to make a continuous design for your walls, furniture or now a doormat. I was asked to try out some new Christmas stencils designed by Jennifer Rizzo and create something cool for my home. I had worked with their sister company, Wallternatives to revamp Leila's room so I knew they had great products.
I ended up choosing the Reindeer Christmas Stencil as a focal point and the All the Angles Moroccan Stencil in medium for the background. I love the Moroccan stencil because I know that there is so much more that I can use it for. That's also why I love their shop! I've got my eye on the Harlequin pattern for Leila's wall. I've been wanting to really do something great with her room ever since we've moved in here an it's never gone anywhere!
Anyways, I just took some painters tape and taped my stencil down. I would NOT recommend using these sponge brushes for the doormat. It was all I had and I was in it to win it by this point so I just had to move forward. I probably went through 20 brushes by time I was through! If you're going to be doing a stencil on a wall, make sure you get one of their specialty brushes and take your time around the edges. This is going to insure that you get straight and crisp lines.
I used Martha Stewart's Home Decor Chalk Paint in Charcoal for the base stencil and Wedding Cake for the reindeer. We just used a bright red for his nose. I let my daughter start with the do and she aimed for his cheek rather than the nose so we've got an extra big Rudolph on our hands!
I love how it pairs with this Christmas countdown that I made with Amy Robison in her workshops. I added it along with my faux 5′ tree and placed my lighted marquee word inside. It just adds some fun for the holidays and my Easy Christmas Wreath.