How to Stencil

Learn how to stencil and you can transform household items into works of art for under $15.



146 how to stencil 1 supplies
One trip to the craft store and you'll have all that you need to begin.
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A stenciled rug. You might be better off attempting a less complicated pattern when you're first learning how to stencil.
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146 how to stencil 3 tape down pattern
Tape down the entire length of the stencil, not just the corners.
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146 how to stencil 2 practice
Before applying paint to the item you want to stencil, practice on a rag or paper towel until you get a feel for the brush.
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146 how to stencil - applying paint
Use small, circular motions and apply the paint evenly, concentrating on filling the edges completely.
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