Joy St. Germain : Creating Raised, 3D, or Dimensional Stencils
Creating Raised, 3D, or Dimensional Stencils
By Joy St. Germain
Raised stencils (also known as 3-D or Dimensional stencils) will add interest to your stenciling projects. They're created by pushing a pre-mixed paste through a heavy grade stencil. Once the stencil is dry you can paint it with acrylics or stencil creme.
How to create a raised stencil
Spray your stencil with stencil adhesive then smooth with a brayer roller.
Using a 1" putty knife lightly push the stencil paste on to the stencil.
Use a 3" putty knife to smooth the stencil paste.
Carefully remove the stencil while the paste is wet.
It will take about 24 hours for the stencil to dry. If you happen to make a mistake you can scrape off the wet stencil paste and start over.
When the stencil is dry it can be painted. Use a long bristle paint brush to reach all of the crevices. Use paint, glaze or stain to color your stencil.
If you want your stencil to have a smoother finish you can lightly sand down the surface with fine grit sand paper before you paint.
Stencil Paste comes in a 8 oz. jar. This is an excellent product for creating raised stencils and textured effects. •
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Joy St. Germain started The Wildwood Cottage out of her love for art, stenciling and crafts. She's a hands on "Do It Yourselfer" that enjoys creating new and unique crafts. More »