How To Stencil

Basic Stenciling Instructions: Learn How To Stencil Step-by-step

Cutting Edge Stencils
Cutting Edge Stencils
Cutting Edge Stencils
Cutting Edge Stencils
This is the simplest stenciling technique, shown here step-by-step. Great for beginners! Before stenciling: Get your stenciling supplies and stencils ready, work out your  technique and color combinations on a sample board first. It is always a good idea to make a sample. Use a wall in the garage, a piece of cardboard, or even an old pizza box as your sample surface. Make sure you like your color combinations and are comfortable with your stenciling technique  before hitting the real wall!
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Damask Stenciling Instructions, Learn How To Stencil Step by Step

Cutting Edge Stencils
Cutting Edge Stencils
Cutting Edge Stencils
Cutting Edge Stencils
Damask stenciling is not as complicated as it may seem at the first look. In fact, it is one of the most efficient and best money-making stenciling techniques. There are a few tips and tricks to learn, but once you get it - you'll stencil those damasks like a pro. Many beginner stencilers  got fabulous results by simply following our Illustrated instructions.
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Dimensional Stenciling Instructions, Raised Plaster Technique

Cutting Edge Stencils
Cutting Edge Stencils
Cutting Edge Stencils
Cutting Edge Stencils
Dimensional Stenciling is a type of stenciling when one uses plaster or textured material instead of paint. This will make your stenciled image raised or 3-dimensional. This stenciling technique is also called 3-d stenciling, relief stenciling or raised plaster stenciling. We'll teach you how to create dimensional stencil images. It's easier than you might think! This technique is perfect for our Fossil Stencils.
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Wall Pattern Stenciling Instructions

Cutting Edge Stencils
Cutting Edge Stencils
Cutting Edge Stencils
Cutting Edge Stencils
Cutting Edge Stencils
This is an exciting new type of allover stenciling: Wall Pattern Stenciling! It allows you to quickly create a sophisticated multi-color look of designer wallpaper at a fraction of the cost.  Before you start: gather your stenciling supplies and work out your  technique and color combinations on a sample board first. It is always a good idea to make a sample. Use a wall in the garage, a piece of cardboard, or even an old pizza box as your sample surface. Make sure you like your color combinations and are comfortable with your technique.
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Using Mural Stencils

Yes, murals can be stenciled. In fact, you can achieve a totally hand-painted look while saving yourself lots of time when using our mural stencils. Here's how:
After deciding on your color scheme and paints (we suggest using artist acrylics), start by painting your horizon line and sky with a soft wash of color. Adding a little glaze to your paint will create a softer effect with more open time. Feeling creative? Add a lake or a stream for added interest.
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Using Faux Fresco Stencils

You too can create breathtaking frescoes by just using stencils. We can teach you how. It's much easier than you think!
Decide on your color scheme. We love the traditional blue color as used on the original Livia's Garden Fresco, but have done these Faux Frescos in warm gold tones with equal success (see gallery photos). We first apply a coat of plaster to the walls, keeping the texture to a minimum, and let it dry fully.
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