Decorating with Stencils by Tony Roche, Patricia Monahan
This is the first book that not only covers all aspects of stenciling but also offers a unique series of innovative designs that release this popular craft from the tyranny of the floral border. From basic skills to ambitious schemes for decorating entire rooms, Decorating with Stencils contains step-by-step instructions, invaluable tips on techniques, and a host of ideas for both small and largescale projects, making it ideal for both the novice and the more experienced stenciler.
The book begins with a straightforward, practical discussion of the materials needed and how to prepare them, from paper and drawing equipment to painting and spraying tools and the paints themselves - oils, acrylics, textured and fabric paints. It then continues with an encyclopedic study of stenciling techniques that induced how to plan projects, drawing and cutting template and stencils, applying paint, and protecting and storing stencils. Step-by-step instructions and photographs clearly explain every technique.