Just about anyone can stencil. It is an easy art or craft to learn. Our easy to follow instructions should make even your very 1st project a total success. We understand that you are excited, but we suggest that you always begin by practicing first on paper. With a little bit of practice, you can achieve beautiful results. Your friends, family and neighbors will be so impressed.
- natural bristle brushes, one for each color you plan to use
- 2oz. acrylic paints in your choice of colors
- Styrofoam dinner plate
- white Bounty® paper towels
- low tack painter's tape
Brush selection is an element of stenciling often overlooked by the beginner. Purchase good quality natural bristle brushes. They will make a tremendous difference in the finished quality of your project. They also last a long time. You will need a brush for each color of paint. Another consideration is choosing brush sizes in proportion to the cut out elements of your stencil. Using a large brush in large cut out areas will speed up the stencil process and give a consistent look. If the brush is too small, the stenciling will look choppy and work becomes tedious.
Most wall paints today are washable or have a sheen. Acrylic craft paints (2oz. plastic bottles) may be found in your local craft store. They come in a wide variety of colors and are perfect for stenciling on most surfaces. We don't recommend wall paint unless you are doing roller stenciling.