Key Aspects of Stencil Painting

Stencil is a thin portion of plastic, acetate sheets, leaves, paper, vinyl fabric, or cardboard with patterns and engravings in it which is used to design different surfaces. Using stencil pencil on walls for painting is a recent idea. However it has earned great popularity as it offers variety of unique wall patterns. Stencil painting makes the room alive and actually reflects the painters sense of creativity. This article will discuss the steps and say how a simple stencil painting pattern can transform a dull wall into a beautiful piece of art.

Considerations Before Starting Painting:

Stencils: Check the stencils, if they are in sound condition, even a slightly bent or broken stencil should be straightened out or replaced. A painter’s tape is required to stick the stencil.

Stencil Painting

Stencil Painting

Paint: Consider the type of paint. Acrylic paint is water-soluble, does not generate fumes and is easy to clean, hence is generally preferred. You get acrylic paints in small bottles or tubes. Buy tubes for stenciling because the paint is thicker. Diluted paints for stenciling can make them runny and spoil the entire wall.

Tray: Get a medium sized tray as palette for paint mixing and a jar of water to wash the paint brushes.

Old Rag and Brushes: Keep an old rag handy for cleaning purposes. Stencil brushes are found in different sizes. The bristles are stiff and in the shape of a circle, so that when you dab the paint on the wall it does not run and spoil the design below.

Steps for Stencil Painting:

• Squeeze the paint on the tray. Mix if you want dual tones and then dab a stencil brush into the thick paint. Keep another tray, where you can dab the brush before applying to the wall.

Stencil Painting

Stencil Painting

• Paint on the wall where the stencil has the design space. Let the paint dry completely, only then remove the stencil from the wall.

Tips To Bring The Ceramic Paint Effective:

This kind of effect in stenciling can be brought by using ceramic materials that are sold in hobby shops and are specially made for stenciling purpose. Spray shading allows room for using different variations in density and ceramic colours too. In this case, 3D effect can be obtained by changing the colour density while spraying. The intensity should be darker when spraying closer and lighter while moving outwards. The illusion of depth comes by overlapping and shading stencils in specific patterns.

Stencil painting is an excellent option nowadays to personalize your rooms, be it bedrooms or your childs play area. There are unlimited design ideas available in books and online to assist you in making your wall a treat to the eyes.


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