1. To stencil, use stencil adhesive to anchor stencil to surface. Tap brush tip in paint and swirl on paper towel to load evenly, using as little paint as possible. Swirl lightly on stencil, then swirl over cut openings.
Tori's Tulips Flowerpot
1. Basecoat pot and ball knobs Wisteria, and rim and saucer Hauser Lt. Green.
2. Stencil: tulips on pot Violet Haze and leaves Hauser Lt. Green and Plantation Pine; tulips on rim Wisteria and leaves Plantation Pine.
3. Use embossing tool to add Violet Haze dots to ball knobs; let dry. Glue knobs to saucer bottom.
1. Basecoat pot and ball knobs Wisteria, and rim and saucer Buttermilk.
2. Stencil: flowers on pot Wisteria; flowers on rim Wisteria and Violet Haze.
3. Use embossing tool to add Wisteria dots to ball knobs; let dry. Glue knobs to saucer bottom.
Expert Stencilling Tips
1. Always use as dry a brush as possible. When loading paint, pick up small amount of paint and work into bristles in a circular motion, then work wet stencil brush onto paper towel again in a circular motion, removing as much paint as possible.
2. When stenciling more than one color, create a "wet bag" by moistening a paper towel, squeezing out excess water, then placing paper towel into plastic bag. Lay brushes (bristle end down) inside bag. A "wet bag" prevents air from drying brushes while going from one color to another.
3. Always try stencils on paper first. This is a great way to experiment with the stencil and test various color options.