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STENCIL TIPS

STENCIL TIPS

  1. Get a good stencil brush/paper plate/ masking tape/acrylic paint.
  2. Tape your stencil to your project with masking tape, either in the center or wherever you would like to stencil your image.
  3. Place an ample amount of your favorite color in the center of the clean paper plate. Tap your stencil brush lightly into the paint. Tap off the excess paint from your brush onto the plate or a clean paint rag to unload it. LESS paint is best. :) You can avoid “bleeding” of your paint under your stencil. You can always go over it again to make it darker if you wish.
  4. Lightly tap the loaded brush over the top of the stencil where the letters or design is. Start out light and repeat around the stencil until you get the desired look.
  5. Let the paint dry about 10 minutes.
  6. Lift the stencil from your project.
  7. If you do not like the look of the BRIDGES (the spaces between some of the letters) take a thin paint brush to go over those BRIDGES connecting the lines of the lettering with the same color paint you used when stenciling and they will disappear or clean up the edges with a slightly wet Q-tip.

A final trick, if you get paint that “bleeds” to the back of your stencil, NO WORRY. Just use a little of the same background paint used on your sign or project like “white out” go over the edges you want to clean up. Touch over the paint that bled outside your script lines or object and it will disappear!!

Happy Stenciling!