How to Create a Statement Ceiling Using Mandala Stencils

7 Materials
2 Hours

In the video above, Cutting Edge Stencils will provide you with all the details you need to know about how to stencil a statement ceiling. Pinterest has shown us all the possibilities of what you can do to make your ceiling stand out from the others. You can make a statement with just one bold color or you can take your statement ceiling to the next level with a stencils for painting! Statement ceilings range from geometric, tropical, floral, mural, tile etc. In this specific video, we are going to show you how to stencil a multicolor mandala around a light fixture in under an hour!

Before you stencil your mandala statement ceiling, measure the area you are going to stencil to determine the size that will look best. You can take a tape measurer or a ruler and tape off where the mandala ends.

This way you get a a good idea of what the mandala size will be before you fully commit.

Next, detach your sconce plate and push it to the side.

Apply spray adhesive to the back of your stencil to reduce chances of bleed.

Take your professional stencil brush and dip the tip into your paint. Swirl it around your plate, working the paint into the bristles. Then offload any excess paint onto a papertowel.

Add blue painter’s tape to the edge of your mandala stencil and apply it to the ceiling. Rolling a dry dense foam roller over your stencil will make it stick to the ceiling and ensure that it’s completely flat.

Mandala stencils are filled with different shapes. When stenciling, we recommend using our 4 piece professional stencil brush kit. It comes with 4 different size paint brushes that are perfect for any size opening. For this project, we used our Kindness Mandala Stencil.

Paint your mandala stencil any way you desire. You can let your creativity run free or choose colors that match your room!

Peel back the stencil to view your gorgeous stencil design that you created! Apply any touch ups if needed!

Align your stencil with the previously painted area and repeat! Make sure to take breaks if your neck or arms get tired!

(Stencil Hack: To lessen the strain on your neck, take that comfortable airplane neck pillow out of storage and use it during your stenciling project!)

Peel it back once again and make sure you love the way it looks as much as we did!

For the final step, you can now attach your sconce plate to complete the look!

WOW! We are in love. This statement ceiling is super trendy thanks to our Kindness Mandala Stencil!

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  • Betty
    on Jan 30, 2020

    Can you put instructions on how to make the round hanging thing

    • CJ
      on May 14, 2020

      Betty, she said she bought the light fixture from Pottery Barn. Others replied World Market also sells the same or similar fixture.

  • Lea Anne
    on May 14, 2020

    What an OUTSTANDING feature to any room! I would like to do this in our new home. Could you please share where the light fixture may be brought? Thank you for sharing, Lea Anne

    • CJ
      on May 14, 2020

      Lea Anne, in a previous reply to the same question she said she bought the light fixture from Pottery Barn. Others replied World Market also sells the same or similar fixture.

      This really is a stunning look with the stencil and that light fixture!

  • Debbie
    on May 14, 2020


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  • Valerie
    on Jun 6, 2020

    I agree with Wanda Howard. I saw the Sistine Chapel last June. This is impressive also.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Mim
    on Jun 25, 2020

    Interesting use of the Mandala stencil. Looks really good.

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