Inexpensive Home Decorating With Stencils

Cathy Johnson shares her tips on inexpensively decorating with stencils, including matching the design of your home, creating your own stencil designs, Victorian stencil ideas, and more.

Once the stencils are decided upon, it's time to choose the paint. If the surface to be decorated is varnished or coated with an oil-based enamel, you'll need to use an oil-based stencil paint. Otherwise I'd suggest buying acrylic stencil paints because cleanup will be easier and they smell better, too.