tools of the trade
• Paint Acrylic and chalk paints are suitable for stencilling onto wood and paper. If using acrylic on fabric, you will need to add a fabric medium. • Sea sponges Used for dabbing paint onto the cut-out area of a stencil. • Stencil brush The flat top of this brush makes it ideal for stippling. • Chalk paintbrush These bigger brushes hold a large amount of paint and are ideal when working with large stencils.
• Sponge roller Best when stencilling large cut-out areas of a stencil. • Pure bristle n22 Shaped to a point, this brush is perfect for working paint into intricate detailed areas and tight corners.
• Household paintbrush Take care to only use the flat end of this type of brush to dab or swirl paint onto a stencil.
Refresh an old chair with a coat of vibrant yellow chalk paint and stencil a lavender sprig on the chair back as an accent. Turn a timber toolbox you’ve had for years into a rustic centrepiece for your table. You can use alphabet stencils for text or...