Decorative Stenciling & Stamping: A Practical Guide
Decorative Stenciling and Stamping teaches you how to cut pre-designed stencils and how to design your own. It shows how you can use brushes, sponges, and rollers to impart a variety of finishes and textures. You'll also find tips on the best ways to make repeatable patterns and how to create reverse stencils. The author shares the secrets of crafting decorative stamps simply and inexpensively by using everyday objects you can find at home. She shows how to use paper cups to make semicircles and corrugated cardboard for stripes. You'll learn how to cut designs into sponges, potatoes, and polystyrene to produce your own personal stamp. Every project in Decorative Stenciling and Stamping includes a list of the tools and materials you'll need, easy-to-understand step-by-step instructions, and practical tips on what to do if anything should go wrong. All the techniques are demonstrated on a wide variety of surfaces: from fireplaces, cupboards, and storage chests, to smaller items such as candleholders, flowerpots, and more.
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acetate stencil apply paint Apply the paint areas artist's brush background border brush for applying brush stenciling bubble wrap chalk line coat COLOR COMBINATIONS cork corrugated cardboard corrugated paper create Cylinder Stamps dots edge fabric felt-tip pen Fix the stencil Found Objects frottaged give glass green hand painting heat knife inset intricate leaf shape leaves masking tape metallic wax motif mounting putty/Blu-Tack nail heads negative shape off-white oil-base varnish paint stripper paper cup patterned roller piece plumb line polystyrene poster board potato stamp remove repeat pattern repositioning glue/Spray Mount Reverse Stenciling roller machine Roller stenciling scrap paper second color seep seepp sharp craft knife slightly small roller sponge roller spray paint Stamps with Rollers Stencil Brushes stencil design stencil in place stenciling and stamping stickers stippling string stripes stripper Styrofoam/polystyrene surface swirling terra-cotta texture TOOLS & MATERIALS tracing paper uneven vertical water-base paint Watercolor Paints yellow