STEP 1 Position stencil design over acetate or card, sitting on cutting mat. To prevent movement, it helps if you tape corners of design in place with masking tape. Using scalpel, begin cutting design, following printed outline. Rotate stencil as you cut so you're always cutting at an easy angle. Once you have cut design, tidy up any rough edges with scalpel. STEP 2 Spray back of stencil with repositionable spray adhesive. Work out positioning of stencil on desired item and press in place. Dip tip of dry stencil brush into paint. Immediately dab brush onto blotting paper (at right angles to it) and swirl the brush. This distributes paint evenly up the bristles and creates an almost ‘dry brush’. It’s important brush is not overloaded or dripping with paint. Apply paint by stippling/ dabbing the brush straight up and down, starting around stencil edges and sweeping into cut-out area before filling in all areas that need paint coverage. STEP 3 Carefully pull off stencil to reveal your design. Leave to dry.
USING A ROLLER
The same steps apply if using a roller. Load the roller with paint, roll to blot excess paint then proceed to stencil.
STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 Using a roller