How To Stencil – Get Started
This is how to stencil the easy way. For your first attempt at stenciling, choose a project that is small and unlikely to cause grief if it doesn’t turn out well, but will be attractive enough to show off if it does; a little tray would be an ideal starting point.
Hard surfaces are easier to work on than fabrics, so try decorating the door of a bedside cupboard, a wooden chair seat or the top of an occasional table. A tiny border would make a wide picture frame more distinctive and an unlovely wooden clock case would look much more elegant if it were outlined with a fine rope border, using a stencil, especially if it was painted in gold.
How to Stencil the house number on the front door or a child’s name on his or her bedroom door. Monogram cushions, headboards, furniture, toy boxes and any other personal pieces with initials and a date – a wedding or christening would be ideal.
When you’re ready to try fabric stenciling, start with a cushion cover and progress to pelmets, tie-backs and window blinds.
Once you master the basic techniques, you can experiment with the effects that different surfaces produce, even obscuring clear glass by stenciling it with a design in clear matt varnish.
Here are a few items that will get you stenciling in no time.
Reference: The Country Look—Decor & Crafts