Creative Uses for Stencils
Step 2: Cut out design using a sheet of Mylar, a utility knife and a self-healing cutting board. Tape your paper to the cutting board, then tape the sheet of Mylar over the paper, so that while you are cutting, everything stays in place.
Step 3: Using a type of paint that is appropriate for the surface you are stenciling, pour a bit onto a paper plate. Load your paintbrush with a fine coat of paint. Make sure you use a stencil brush, which has hard bristles and a flat top.
Step 4: Tape stencil to desired area (use masking tape, so that if it is a painted surface, the tape doesn’t damage the paint) and stipple the design. Stippling is a paint technique which calls for dotting the paint, rather than stroking it. Peel your stencil from wall when done, and repeat, if desired.