There is a stencil with paint.

Care must be taken to avoid creating bulk and stiff layers that will crack and peel if bent.If you keep the layers thin and light, you can use acrylic paint for stenciling and get a clear stencil.

Step 1: The canvas you want to print on needs to be set up.

If you want a colored background on the canvas, paint it first.

Step 2: You can choose a stencil.

The design needs to fit on the canvas.Plan this out in advance if you’re doing stenciling.The edges of your stencil should be cut precisely if it is made from a thinner material.To avoid paint bleeding over the edges, use thin slices of tape under any edges that may fold over or stick up during the paint application.

Step 3: A small amount of paint can be squeezed onto a foam plate.

It is always better to add less than more.

Step 4: You can use a stencil brush.

The trick is to dip the edge of the brush into the paint and not apply too much.Thin layers are the best for stenciling.Rub off any excess paint with a paper towel or rag.A stencil brush has a flat surface.It’s great for picking up paint.A soft stencil brush with natural bristles is the best choice; do not use synthetic ones or any other type of paintbrush.Use a large stencil brush for large canvas areas and a small one for smaller areas.

Step 5: The brush should be inside the stencil.

Don’t push the brush under the stencil, take a lot of care at the edges.

Step 6: Continue until you have covered the stenciling area.

The brush needs to be removed.

Step 7: Allow it to dry completely.

If you want to avoid accidental smudges from your hand movements, apply other colors after the first has dried.Fortunately, they dry quickly.

Step 8: When done, remove the stencil.

Carefully pull away.The print will be stenciled.

Step 9: You can choose a stencil.

The design needs to fit on the fabric.Plan this out in advance if you’re doing stenciling.The edges of your stencil should be cut precisely if it is made from a thinner material.To avoid paint bleeding over the edges, use thin slivers of tape under any edges that may fold over or stick up during the paint application.

Step 10: Use a sponge instead of a brush.

Sponging will cover more of the area.All types of sponge works.

Step 11: Press the sponge onto the paint.

Don’t apply a lot of layers.The bulky stiffness is caused by the application of acrylic.

Step 12: If you’re satisfied with the coverage, apply the sponge over the stencil.

Step 13: Let dry.

Once you’re stencil has dried completely, run through the quick cycle in your washing machine for extra softness.