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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

Step 1

Step 1

Spray your stencil with stencil adhesive then smooth with a brayer roller.

Step 2

Step 2

Using a 1" putty knife lightly push the stencil paste on to the stencil.

Step 3

Step 3

Use a 3" putty knife to smooth the stencil paste.

Step 4

Step 4

Carefully remove the stencil while the paste is wet.

Step 5

Step 5

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.

Step 6

Step 6

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.

Step 7

Step 7

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

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. GermainJoy 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 »

4/2/09