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Learn How to Stencil
Stenciling Makes Painting Easy!
The art of stenciling is a fantastic way to get a base outline for any kind of craft you are going to make.
There are many stencils available today in craft stores and on line as well so the possibilities to what you can create with stencils are absolutely endless!
Stenciling is fun and easy to learn, so follow along with me to learn this simple craft to make beautiful things for your home or to give as gifts.
(The butterfly fairy stencil pictured here is available from Stencil Kingdom)
Purple Pansies Garden Rock Created With Stencils
What can I create with stencils?
First of all, you will need an idea as to what you want to create. Are you going to try to stencil a border in a room, or, will you start out small?
The beauty of stenciling is that they come in so many shapes and sizes that the possibilities are endless for the creative mind.
I sometimes like to use stencils to paint on rocks. Of course after I stencil the initial design, I embellish the picture with more paint. This is because I enjoy creating a realistic-looking flower, but that doesn't mean that you have to take it to this next step to create beautiful things.
In my opinion, the original stencil left unembellished has a unique look all it's own and although simplistic looking, the lines are clean and provide a beautiful picture as well.
For the novice, whether stenciling a room or stenciling a rock as your project, my advice is to practice on a piece of paper first to get the feel of it.
It's very easy to stencil but when you start anything for the first time, it might not feel that way. However, with a little practice you will be a pro in no time!
Use a pansy stencil design to make realistic looking flowers on a rock, welcome plaque, sign, card, etc.
I personally love the look of realistic flower designs like these sunflowers...
Of course, you will need stencil brushes in all sizes
Learn how to paint Forget-Me-Nots
This is my little video instruction on how to stencil flowers
How to Paint Rocks with Stencils
I like to use a stencil sometimes to give me a base outline for my fairy rocks.
There are so many fairy stencils available. Stencil Kingdom has a wide variety of stencils in all kinds of themes, but I like their fairy ones the best.
The ballerina fairy pictured in this section was painted onto a rock that I sold. It was originally designed with a stencil and then embellished with more paint to give it a more detailed look.
I hope you learned something about how to stencil in this lens, but if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section and I will be happy to try to help you.