Stencils: How to Stencil with a Brush. Elegant Multi-Color French Panel.

Stencils: How to Stencil with a Brush. Elegant Multi-Color French Panel.


Hi I’m Janna and I’m Greg from cutting
edge stencils today we’re going to show you how to stencil and shade with
brushes using multiple colors these beautiful French panels were stenciled
using our Versailles grand panel stencil which is surprisingly easy to use here’s
what you’ll need your cutting edge stencils a fine artist brush stencil
brushes acrylic paints a large styrofoam plate low tack painters tape and paper
towels position your stencil and secure it with a few pieces of low tack
painters tape squeeze a dollop of each acrylic color you’re going to use around
the perimeter of the plate leaving the middle empty for mixing colors you can
tape your folded paper towel right next to your project load your stencil brush
and then offload it onto your paper towel there are a few ways you can apply
paint with a stencil brush it can be done using a straight up-and-down
pouncing motion or a light sweeping circular motion this way you can achieve
a very delicate almost airbrushed look try to vary the force with which you dab
or pounce to get the coverage you want the lighter you do it the lighter and
more translucent your coverage will be generally for each color you’ll need a
separate brush but here we’re using the same brush for a few different shades of
green and it works great try to finish all the parts of the design that should
be green with this one brush if you want to introduce a different color like
terracotta or yellow ochre grab a new stencil brush don’t forget to always
wipe the excess paint on the paper towel after each time you reload your brush
try over dabbing the previous color here and there with another color to get nice
blended effects here we’re adding some rust tones and yellow ocher acrylic to
the tips of greenish acanthus leaves don’t be afraid to experiment with
colors it’s really fun and easy sometimes adding an unusual color to
your stencil work makes it really unique and beautiful with stencils blending of
colors is so incredibly easy your color blending doesn’t have to be perfect or
very smooth stenciling is so forgiving something that looks a bit messy on the
stencil surface can be absolutely perfect and
crisp once you lift that stencil now that the main colors are applied and
blended it would be great to add some darker shading for depth and dimension
shade with a darker color at the edges of the stencil openings make sure the
entire design gets stenciled and shaded before removing the stencil for the
center opening apply terracotta acrylic paint with a stencil brush you can use
an artist brush for it as well but we just happen to have a stencil
brush handy and it works great it’s okay if the finish is somewhat uneven in fact
you can break it up even more by wiping some off with a paper towel to give it a
highlight make sure the paint is fully dry before applying the Cameo lady
stencil this stencil is designed to fit perfectly in the center opening we’re
using an off-white acrylic color and pouncing it to get solid opaque coverage
remove the stencil here’s our beautiful cameo lady when the paint is dry we want
to shade around this cameo image by using the cutout as a mask place the
cutout right over the lady’s profile to block it and lightly shade around the
image with a little bit of raw umber acrylic so here’s our beautiful
multicolored French panel we can further enhance the hand-painted look by
connecting the gaps left by tiny bridges with an artist brush this Versailles
grande panel stencil gives you an elegant hand-painted look in a fraction
of time cutting edge stencils it’s beautiful
made easy you

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