Other Stencilling Techniques

Traditional Stenciling

Prepare the surface in the same manner as previously, then use low-tack stencil tape to apply your stencil to the wall.

Utilizing a brush that is almost completely dry, gradually build up the color’s intensity and depth over the course of multiple layers. To load your stencil brush equally with paint, put a tiny quantity of paint in a dish or plate, dip the end of your stencil brush in the paint, and then wipe it firmly on some spare paper or cloth. This will remove any excess paint and ensure that the paint is loaded evenly.

In order to prevent paint from building up, you should apply it to the surface by holding the paintbrush like a pencil and beginning to paint in circular movements around the borders of the stencil. In the event that this occurs, thoroughly dry the stencil before proceeding. When working in confined spaces, give the tip of the brush a few soft taps.

While you are stencilling, keep the stencil steady with one hand with the other hand holding the stencil. In order to obtain a delicate blending of colours, you should begin with the colour that is the lightest and work your way towards the shade that is the darkest last.

It is recommended that you finish one colour entirely before moving on to the next one, and then return to finish the second colour. This will give the paint sufficient time to cure.


In addition, you have the option of using a stippling method to fill in your stencils. Use a firm tapping motion rather than a circular motion to complete the task. Because it results in a better picture, stippling is an effective technique to use on surfaces that are somewhat textured or rough. Your picture will have more texture if it is printed on a smooth surface.

Spray Paint

Attach your stencil in the same manner as previously. After that, spray in your stencil in an even manner using a spray can while wearing safety clothes in a room that has enough ventilation. This is a wonderful method for producing drawings that are vivid in colour in a short amount of time. Depending on the environment in which you will be utilising your stencil, you may either use plastic or metallic sprays. Before using these sprays on anything, including pottery, furniture, floors, walls, or just about anything else, you should always read the directions that are printed on the container first.


You can stencil on practically all textiles. Paints for fabrics are readily accessible, and they come in a rainbow of hues. On the back of the fabric paint bottle, you’ll find detailed instructions on how to get your cloth ready. This time, adhere the stencil to the cloth using the adhesive spray in order to reduce the amount of “bleeding.” After that, scrape the paint into the cloth with a fabric brush in a very gentle manner. After waiting 24 to 48 hours for the fabric to dry, iron it on a medium setting for about 30 seconds while pressing it through a tea towel.

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