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How to Cut Your Own Stencil

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Even though you may be quite good at drawing you will still need to learn how to draw a stencil, not as easy as you think and cut it out, even harder. One major difficulty with all stencils is the isolated parts of a design, such as the center of the zero, which will fall out as soon as the outer ring is cut.   To overcome this we use bridges which join the inner circle to the outer. When choosing a design to cut out or drawing your own, make sure you have enough bridges so center pieces don't fall out when you start cutting. If you do make a mistake you can always stick the missing piece back in...

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How to Stencil a Wall - Video

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How to Stencil - the easy way!

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Preparation Always make sure that the surface to be stenciled is clean and properly prepared with no flaking paint. If you need to mark a straight line, do this first with a piece of chalk, pencil is very difficult to remove without damaging the paint or the stencil. Masking tape is often used to attach a stencil, however, if you have ever tried using a Repositionable Contact Spray Adhesive you will never go back to masking tape. When stenciling a continuous border around a room, start at the corner opposite the door and work out from there. When working on walls, you can position the stencil right under the ceiling molding, at picture rail height 2.2m (7ft4in), dado (chair) rail...

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The History of Stencilling

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  Stencilling is a simple method of repeating a design by means of a cut out shape; the word stencil means the outline of an image. Using laser cut Mylar film and paint; it is easy for even the beginner to produce stencil work of a very High Quality on Furniture, Walls, Floors, Fabrics, Windows and almost any other surface. The secrets is in the paint you use, professionals nearly always use the non-messy dry brush method which we talk about on the instruction page, How to Stencil! The earliest examples of stenciling are found in Palaeolithic cave paintings dating from as early as 30,000 BC to 9,000 BC. Some of the first stencils were cut from leaves. The Fiji...

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