How to make a stencil
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Stencils can be used for so many items. For decorating your walls and rooms, even for your ceilings! They can be used for shirts, coffee mugs, pillows, fabric, you name it. With the right material you can paint a stencil onto any surface. You can even use them over and over if the material you use is durable, or maybe you only need it once. The effects can be quite spectacular. You can even have a stencil pattern printed up from your computer and transfer it to stencil material to be cut out and spray painted or brushed. There’s no limit to the shapes you can create!
You know, if you have any idea whatsoever for a shape or design that you like, you can make a stencil out of it. You can go to a print shop and have them cut you a stencil that is oversized, or use the materials listed in the instructions to cut an oversized stencil for yourself. It’s all up to you how you want to approach it.
The coolest thing is that you can put a stencil anywhere there is a surface, with the use of the appropriate paint. Think of a few places that you can put a stencil. You can use a stencil to create a design around your doors, either outside or inside! You can create a stencil as a framed piece of art. You can use a stencil to decorate a book cover. You can use one to decorate a tabletop or a t-shirt! So I guess that ultimately, you have to decide what it is that you want to decorate, and use the appropriate paint, say for instance, for fabric.
You want to use the right kind of paint, for the type of surface you are going to decorate, so make sure you get that right, and jazz it up!
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