How To Stencil

How to stencil | Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

Welcome to the wonderful world of stencilling!

Painting with stencils is actually incredibly easy. However, like with anything else, there are a few tricks of the trade that will help you achieve exceptional results.

How to stencil | Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils


1. A dry brush is key.

When you load your stencil brush with paint, ensure most of it is tapped off again. A cloth or paper will work. This is key in achieving crisp lines.

How to stencil | Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils
2. Tape stencil into position, then tap the brush up and down.

Another method you can try is swirling the brush.

Walk your fingers along the stencil, holding it down as you move along, to ensure it doesn't move.

You can also use stencil adhesive if desired, however my suggestion is to practice so you don't require it.

How to stencil | Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

3. Remove the stencil as soon as your image is complete.



Here are some blog posts that really spell it all out:

How to stencil HERE
Just the basics

All you need to know about stencilling HERE
Includes my fav supplies, how to store, how to clean, etc.