Squares work as decorative motifs in single colours, bright palettes of mixed hues and soft muted shades, or in modern monochromatic colour schemes. They can be adapted to suit any existing colour scheme or to add splashes of colour to plain white surfaces.
The squares can be stencilled in a host of formats. Try regular pattern formations such as rows, grids, or chequeboard effects. Or try random pattern sequences with the different sized squares placed far apart, close together or in overlapping patterns. Or stencil the squares concentrically inside each other (starting with the largest first) to create an intense effect.
The squares can be stencilled using stencil sponges, stencil rollers, or stencil brushes in a range of different paints, or with spray paints to create different effects.
Above – Squares theme pack stenciled on a pale grey background in Storm, Arctic Grey, Estuary Grey Stencil Paints.
This theme pack comprises 6 square stencils cut out of 125 micron mylar.
Each square measures:
5cm (2″) x 5cm (2″)
10cm (4″) x 10cm (4″)
15cm (approx 6″) x 15cm (6″)
20cm (approx 8″) x 20cm (8″)
25cm (approx 9 3/4″) x 25cm (9 3/4″)
30cm (approx 12″) x 30cm (12″).
Mask off surrounding areas during stencilling if using larger rollers or spray paints.