If you haven’t got the stamina for a whole wall a combination of similar stencils can add a bright splash of color. Large stencils make a stunning accent on an empty wall, try them near a sofa or table or even by the skirting board, almost any wall space that needs that extra something will do!
Using laser cut Mylar film and paint; it is easy for even a beginner to produce stencil work of very HIGH QUALITY on Furniture, Walls, Floors, Fabrics, Windows and almost any other flat surface.
Stenciling is fun for the whole family but BEWARE it is very addictive! HOW TO STENCIL?
Virtually any paint can be used to stencil with but the two most popular types are Acrylic and Dry-brush Oil.
Always make sure that the surface to be stenciled is clean and properly prepared with no flaking paint.
Spray the back of the stencil lightly with spray glue and position the stencil on the chalk line or registration mark.
Paint: Dip your brush or sponge into the paint then, wipe off most of it on a piece of kitchen paper. If you use too much paint you will find that it bleeds behind the stencil, giving the pattern very ragged edges.
Apply the paint using an up and down stippling motion, start on the outside of each of the stencils cut outs and work your way in towards the middle.
Clean-up: Wash your stencil frequently in hot soapy water, especially when changing color. Don’t forget to check for paint on the back of the stencil. To remove oil paint and glue from your stencils and brushes soak them in turpentine for a few minutes.