Good Questions: Looking for Stencil Project Tips

Good Questions: Looking for Stencil Project Tips

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Janel Laban
Jun 12, 2009

Amanda is looking for some info: I want to stencil a large wall in my bedroom, which is currently white. My idea is to stencil out huge broad leaves in the current white paint and to paint the surrounding negative space a dark foresty green. All of the posts I've come across tell you how to paint a stencil, but not how to paint the negative space (and not the actual stencil image)....

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I'm afraid I will mess up the lines (and smear green over the white wall/leaves) if I don't use the right materials/method. What sort of material would be appropriate to cut out and use as a stencil/cover? And do I just tape this material directly onto the walls?

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Image: from How To: Stencil With Oil Crayons from The Stencil Library blog

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