Fans of designer and textile guru Amy Butler will rejoice over her new book Amy Butler Stencils. This beautifully designed 14 stencil collection comes with an instructional booklet with tips on preparing your surface, layering designs and painting.
The scale of the stencils (many are 8-10″) make this collection best for larger textile and home furnishing applications… my white Ikea curtains could benefit from a few of her flourishes. The accompanying booklet is also full of design inspirations, with bright and clean photo styling.
Final verdict? Buy it. The possibilities of patterns and designs with the 14 stencils provided is endless, and the tips are helpful. But, you will have to keep the large size of the stencils in mind, because they may not be ideal for smaller projects like pillows or place mats.
—Melissa P. and Ellie
Thanks to Chronicle Books for providing a review copy.