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DecoArt Stencils

DECOART® STENCILS

DURABLE AND
CLEAN-CUT

DecoArt's stencil program offers a wide variety of high-quality designs suitable for home décor, mixed media, art journaling, and more. Styles range from the traditional fleur-de-lis to offerings that are more industrial for mixed media art. All stencils are durably constructed making them ideal for use with texture products as well as paints. Each design is cleanly cut to ensure crisp lines, and the font stencils have baseline guide markings for easy alignment.

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Stencils

Flexible Adhesive Stencils

Flexible Adhesive Stencils

Flexible, adhesive-backed stencils that are ideal for both curved and flat surfaces. Great for using as a glass stencil, and also on ceramic, terra cotta, plastic, and more - multiple stencil designs in every package.

Mixed Media Stencils

Mixed Media Stencils

Durable Mylar and plastic stencils available multiple sizes making them the mixed media stencils, journal stencils, scrapbooking stencils, and more.

Durable Paperboard Stencils

Durable Paperboard Stencils

Made from sturdy, cost-friendly, paperboard, these stencils are ideal for stencil craft projects or home decor projects.

Home Decor Stencils

Home Decor Stencils

Durable, premium mylar stencils for painting home decor, craft projects, and art. A variety of designs including letter stencils, number stencils, and more!

Fabric Stencils

Fabric Stencils

Adhesive stencils that are perfect stencils for fabric painting on your DIY jeans, pockets, shirts, baby clothes, and more!

Value Kraft Stencils

Value Kraft

Economical paper stencils with trendy designs for decorating for Halloween. These heavyweight cardboard stencils can be used multiple times with paints and other mediums. Each package comes with one word art stencil and one iconic image stencil, making it easy to create your own unique decorations and party decor.

How to Use DecoArt Stencils

PROPER BRUSH LOADING

Don't overload the stencil brush or foam pouncer. Blot excess paint before applying to prevent the paint from seeping under the edges of the stencil.

ALIGNING LETTERING

To ensure a stenciled word will be straight, use a ruler and a pencil or chalk pencil to lightly draw a line. Follow the stencil guide lines to align the letters or numbers you are stenciling. Position stencil, tape to secure, and proceed to stencil the letters. For curved lines, use a round or oval object as a template to draw your guide lines. Once the paint is dry, erase the marks before sealing with a varnish.

SEAMLESS LETTERING

For a non-stencilled look, connect the bridges within the letters and numbers when you are finished stencilling. Take a small paint brush and dip the tip into the same color used for stencilling the rest of the letter. Connect the pieces of the letter.

CREATING A REPEATING PATTERN

After stenciling the center section, lightly mark with a pencil or chalk through the alignment guides on the end where the next section will be placed. Remove the stencil from the painted area and allow paint to dry. Match the alignment guides on the opposite end of the stencil to the marks you have just drawn. The painted stencil area should fit seamlessly with the pattern on the stencil. Secure with tape and continue stenciling in this manner until the border or background is complete.

USING "BETWEEN THE LINES" STENCILS

To create painted and patterned letters, first position and affix the letter stencil to the surface area and then stencil the background color of the letter. Remove stencil and let dry. Then position and affix the layering pattern stencil directly over the painted background letter. Position and affix the letter stencil on top of pattern stencil. Stencil in the pattern color. Remove stencils and let dry.

To create patterned letters, first position and affix the layering pattern stencil directly to surface. Position and affix the letter stencil on top of the pattern sheet. Stencil in the pattern color. Remove stencils and let dry.

Tips for DecoArt Stencils

When stenciling on fabric, try adding fine grit sandpaper between the backing board and the fabric, grit side up. The fine grit sandpaper will "grab" the fabric and prevent it from moving or shifting while you are stenciling.

Properly loading your stencil brush is the key to achieving successful stenciled images. It is best to load the stencil brush and then remove some of the paint creating a "dry brush." To load, apply paint to the bottom bristles of the brush and wipe onto a paper towel prior to stenciling on your project surface.

When stenciling an overall background pattern on your project surface, it is best to begin stenciling in the center of your surface and work out toward the edges. This will ensure that you end up with an even design that is centered and equal at the edges.

To create a 3-letter monogram with Initial Impressions Stencils, stencil the larger center letter before aligning the smaller letters on each side.

Wash stencils as needed throughout the project to prevent paint from drying on the stencil edges. This step will ensure clean, crisp edges from start to finish.

For heavier coverage, apply two thin coats instead of one thick coat. Allow to dry between coats.

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