How to stencil
STENCILING IS FUN!
Supplies that you will need:
Thin paint brush #0-#1
The supplies you will need can be purchased at most crafts stores like Hobby Lobby or Michaels.
Prepare your board or other surface with your favorite background color and let it dry completely. Measure the stencil design to the location you want it on your background and secure it at the corners with the masking tape. If you are stenciling on a wall you might want to use the painters masking tape instead of the regular masking tape so that you don't remove any of the paint from your wall.
Pour a small amount of the acrylic paint on the paper plate, normally a spot about the size of a quarter. Dip just the tips of the bristles from the stencil brush into the paint. With a circular motion, remove excess paint on a paper towel or piece of cardboard until the brush is "dry". Too much paint on the brush will cause blotchy designs to come through on your surface. Remember - stenciling is a "dry" brush technique. The most common mistake is overloading your brush with paint. It is better to build up the color gradually with two or more coats than trying to apply it all at once.
Once you are finished painting over the stencil carefully remove the stencil from your finished surface. Carefully fill in the “bridges” (spaces created to hold the stencil lettering together), using the thin paint brush.
Allow your project to completely dry and that’s it! Practice makes perfect but you can do it!
Now back to our Home page to see what stencils we offer. Remember we are happy to create a custom stencil for your special project!