PAINT THE STENCIL
TIP Practice your technique or check your color by first making a sample print on paper or scrap fabric.
1. Use a straight edge and pencil to draw a guide line, if applicable.
2. Remove backing from stencil and set aside. Place stencil on surface.
3. Pour a small amount of paint on your paint palette.
4. Load paint sparingly on stencil brush, sponge, or pouncer. Dab off excess, then lightly tap or pounce on a thin layer of paint. Apply a second coat if necessary. Avoid overloading your brush or the extra paint may seep under the stencil.
5. While paint is still wet, carefully peel stencil off.
6. Clean stencil with soap and water or Martha Stewart Crafts™ Brush & Stencil Cleaner.
7. Let dry. Attach stencil to backing and store.
Wash all stencils, brushes, and tools immediately after use, before the paint dries. Use Martha Stewart Crafts Brush & Stencil Cleaner to remove dried paint. Repair torn stencils with transparent tape. Place tape on both sides of the tear and cut away the excess with a craft knife.
Use a foam pouncer and follow general stenciling instructions, using the image for reference.
Use a foam pouncer, gold foil transfer sheet, transfer adhesive, and a stylus and follow transfer adhesive instructions.
Use Chipotle, a foam pouncer, and follow general stenciling instructions. For foil detail, use a foam pouncer, gold foil transfer sheet, transfer adhesive, and stylus and follow transfer adhesive instructions.