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  TECHNIQUES & MORE

TECHNIQUES & MORE
EMBOSSED STENCILING (using 3D medium like plaster)
STENCILING WITH WALL TEMPLATES
WALL FINISHES (working with glaze, plaster & more)
 
STENCILING BORDERS
1) Begin the border in the most visible corner. Work in both directions, right and left. Plan to join the border in the least visible corner or up against a door or window frame.
2) In the corners, bend the stencil as close to the wall as possible. Use a light brush stroke to apply the paint (do not dab).
3) Use the registration marks (►) to repeat the pattern. And make sure you mark a guideline around the room to keep the border straight.
 
USING MULTIPLE OVERLAYS
1) All stencils sold in multiple overlays are marked with numbers (1,2,3, etc.) and registration marks (►). Follow this number sequence when stenciling, and use the registration marks to correctly position the overlays.
2) When stenciling multiple overlays, completely finish the first overlay. This allows the paint to dry before starting the second overlay.
3) When using multiple overlays, experiment with different color combinations. The effects can be extraordinary!
 

WALL COVERING STENCILS
Please note that stencils designed for covering walls and other large areas have two set of line registration marks in each corner. These marks make it easier to create a seamless wall covering.

The vertical lines are used to move the design from side to side. Simply use a light pencil or washable fabric marker to mark the wall. The horizontal lines are used to move the design up and down the surface. When done, simply erase or wash off the wall markings.
 
STENCILING COLUMNS
The middle section can be "stacked" to the desired height using the top and bottom registration marks (►). These marks also match up with the registration marks on the bottom and top column stencils, as well as with additional overlays. If you ordered a multiple overlay column stencil, start with #1.