sten­cilling tips

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Better Craft -

• Ac­etate sten­cils can be used re­peat­edly. Ap­ply dish­wash­ing liq­uid on the sten­cil and, adding a lit­tle wa­ter, use the sten­cil brush to swirl it clean. Rinse and air-dry be­fore stor­ing.

• Card sten­cils be­come soggy after a few ap­pli­ca­tions. You may need to cut sev­eral card sten­cils of the same de­sign if you in­tend mul­ti­ple ap­pli­ca­tions.

• It’s im­por­tant your brush isn’t over­loaded with paint, as it can leach un­der the sten­cil and cre­ate blurry lines. A sten­cil out­line should be sharp.

• An­nie Sloan Chalk Paint can be used on fab­ric. Heat-set the de­sign by tum­ble dry­ing or, with a hot dry iron, use a press­ing cloth over the de­sign. Check if the fab­ric can be ironed or heat-treated prior to paint ap­pli­ca­tion.

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