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Use a laser level or carpenter’s level and a straightedge to draw the vertical and then the horizontal lines of the design. 5 Tape off the outline of every other square. Press the edges of the tape to ensure a good bond and seal the edges. Apply a coat of high‑gloss varnish within the taped‑off squares. Allow the varnish to dry, and then apply a second coat. Remove the tape. indd 35 11/12/10 8:17:06 PM 11/12/10 7:46:42 PM (Ray) Text Job:11-22150 Title:CPI-Here’s How Painting #175 Dtp:204 Page:35 14.

Hold the brush perpendicular to the surface, and apply the paint using a dabbing motion. This method is also used to stencil fabric. indd 60 11/12/10 8:14:26 PM 11/12/10 7:47:18 PM (Ray) Text Job:11-22150 Title:CPI-Here’s How Painting #175 Dtp:204 Page:60 g 0 ■ Techniques for Shaded Designs 1 2 Apply paint within the cut areas of the stencil, leaving the centers lighter than the edges. For an aged, fade-away effect, use a heavier touch at the base of the motif and a lighter touch at the top. 3 Apply a complementary or darker color of paint, shading the outer edges of the cut areas.

Secure the sheet with masking tape. Trace the areas that will be stenciled in the first color, using a marking pen. Transfer the placement lines. 3 4 Trace the design areas for each additional color onto a separate Mylar sheet. To help you align the stencil, outline the areas for previous colors with dotted lines. Layer all of the Mylar sheets, and check for accuracy. Using a mat knife and straightedge, trim the outer edges of the stencil plates, leaving a 1" to 3" border around the design. Separate the Mylar sheets.

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