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How to Stencil

Stenciling is easy and fun but you might want to know a few things before you start pushing paint into the opening of a stencil.

 

Stencil Project SamplerAre you a beginner with stencils and need to know all the basics? Or, are you a stencil master and just looking for some new ideas? Well, this is the place to find just what you are looking for. Read on and follow the links to the information you want.

Don't miss the video at the bottom of this page!

If you are new to stenciling and want to start at the very beginning, then click this link to visit What is Stenciling. This is the place to get familiar with stencils and how they are used.

Once you know all about stencils, you’ll want to know all the steps to completing a successful project. But, first thing’s first. You’ll need to know what stuff to have on hand. Don’t worry. I’ve put together a checklist and an in depth discussion on the tools you’ll need for stencil supplies.

Of course, you need to have a plan. I know, I know… this is the boring part but it’s essential to the success of your project. And you want to end up with a masterpiece, don’t you? I put together an article with all the details about planning and preparation for stencil painting.

OK! OK! It’s time to paint. Just what you’ve been waiting for, right? I hope you didn’t think that you can just slap some paint on the stencil. There is more to it than that. There are a few things you need to know so that you don't end up with a slpppy mess. So check out these stenciling instructions to see just how to put paint to a stencil.

Elephant Stencil EyesBy now you should know how to stencil. But you want to take your painting to a higher level. You want your painting to look more natural, like it was put there with an artist’s brush. Well, here are some stenciling techniques for creating a hand painted effect (like the eyes on this elephant).

Hey, are you looking for some great ideas for your next stenciling project. Here’s a great place to explore the many ways of using decorative painting. See how stencils are used to design art for framing, redesign a piece of furniture, decorate a wall and enhance a T Shirt or Jeans. Click here for more on decorating with stencils.

Spray Paint Stencils ProjectIf you are looking to spray paint stencils, then this link will take you to the complete instructions with lots of illustrations. Using spray paint with stencils is not as easy as it seems. This article has many great hints and tips for a successful outcome to your project.

We’ve teamed up with a great site that can provide you with all the instructions and how to information for stenciling. It’s a place for you to enhance your skills and find great ideas. Check out All-About-Stencils.com.

Now, here's the video I promised you:

If you're ready to move to the next level of stenciling, then read this article on How To Make A Stencil.

Well, if I have motivated and inspired you, my job is done. You can be an artist with stencils.

Happy Stenciling,

Penny

 

 

 

 

We are thrilled to introduce these downloadable and Printable Stencils (click here for more). Instant gratification at its finest! You don't need a special printer - these designs are specially formatted to print straight from your home computer on standard letter sized paper. Once downloaded, you will have your complete stencil booklet with patterns and instructions. Just click, buy and print!

Each book will come to you as a down-loadable pdf file in your e-mail. Just check your e-mail after purchase for the link to connect to your file and print or save. It's that easy!

All designs can be adjusted to fit your project size. Instructions are included. Pages are 8.5” x 11”.

If you'd rather get your Stencil Books in Print, just click the blue button below each book.

Fleur de lis Stencils

Fleur de lis: Book of Stencils

This collection includes 22 designs. Ten are easy single overlay. Six have 2 overlays and six have 3 overlays.

This purchase is of a PDF file which has 63 pages.
Price: $9.95

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Oriental Stencils

Oriental Designs: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 16 designs- Chinese Dragon, Bamboo, Oriental Figure with Coolie Hat, Ying Yang Koi Stencils, Bonsai Tree Stencil and 3 Cranes plus 10 Chinese Symbols (Eternity, Friendship, Happiness, Harmony, Long Life, Peace, Prosperity, Tranquility, Truth and Dragon.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 40 pages.
Price: $9.95

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Antique Door Stencils

Antique Door Hardware: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 5 designs- Lion Head Door Knocker, Key Bow, Lock Plate and Mail Box Plaque (with two word options). These images should add a little fun and even some humor to the doors in your home while they introduce a touch of the past.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 25 pages.
Price: $9.95

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Princess Stencils

For a Princess

This collection includes 7 designs- Royal Carriage, Knight in Shining Armor, Castle, Dragon, Sceptre, Tiara and Pillow plus the word "Princess."

This purchase is of a PDF file with 40 pages.
Price: $9.95

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Zoo Babies Stencisl

Zoo Babies: Stencils for a Nursery

This collection includes 7 animal stencils - an Elephant, a Giraffe, a Hippo, a Lion, a Monkey, a Tiger and a Zebra.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 40 pages.
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Secret Garden Stencils

The Secret Garden

Create your own private wall mural garden retreat. This collection includes 12 stencils -fountain, bleeding heart, iris, bee, butterfly, foxglove, grasshopper, hummingbird, trumpet flower, morning glory, stone wall and stone path.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 51 pages.
Price: $9.95

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