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Stencils & Stenciling

Stenciling is a great way to add a unique touch to almost any surface. Whether you are creating a personalized gift, adding stencil accents to walls or home decor or making crafts with the kids, Plaid has the stencil products and inspiration to make your next project a success!

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The best tools to use for silkscreening are sponge pouncers or squeegees. The squeegee method is ideal for flat surfaces or large spaces. When using a squeegee, apply a small amount of glass paint to your empty area around your screen. Then, using the edge of your squeegee that best suits the dimensions of your artwork, pull your paint across the open areas of the screen using light and even pressure. If you experience bleeding it is likely because you are applying too much pressure while pulling your squeegee across the screen. You should also check to make sure your screen was lying completely flat and had properly adhered to your surface. The sponge pouncer method is ideal for curved surfaces, intricate areas or small surfaces. When using a sponge pouncer, apply a small amount of paint onto a painter’s palette and dab your tool into the paint. Then lightly dab your sponge pouncer on an empty part of your palette to remove excess paint. Use your tool to dab paint into the open parts of your silkscreen, working quickly with light and even pressure.
 
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Yes, silkscreens are reusable. After each use, silkscreens should be washed and dried immediately to prevent clogging. Silkscreens can be washed with warm water immediately or can be gently scrubbed with soap and water. more...
 
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1. Pre-wash and dry fabric. This will remove the sizing that comes in new fabric and help the paint bond better with the fibers. more...
 
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Silkscreens can be applied to fabric, metal, wood, tin, glass and hard plastic. For best results, surfaces should be smooth and clean.