Above top – Tuscan Border Stencil in Ice White Stencil Paint on a chalky blue background with taped tile effect (see below for details of this technique). Below – two repeats of the stencil.
To create the tile effect the border is stencilled in single shades onto a solid block of colour, which can be further enhanced by using lining tape. To do this first place 1/4″ lining tape 17cm (6 3/4″) apart across the area to be stencilled. Then use wide Masking Tape to create a horizontal band 19cm (7 1/2″) deep across the width of the area being stencilled. Paint the masked off area with two coats of paint – such as chalky blue, grey, navy or black emulsion (latex). Position the stencil ensuring that the break in the edge pattern of the border lines up with the lining tape (as illustrated top above). Stencil over the area, using a contrasting colour to the base colour. Remove the lining and masking off tape as soon as the stencilling is complete. Varnish with Acrylic Matt Varnish. The varnish can be tinted with a little Raw Umber Tinter to create a blended and aged effect.
One layer border stencil approximately 36cm (14″) wide by 16.5cm (6 1/2″) deep. On a sheet 42cm (16 1/2″) wide x 23.5cm (9 3/4″) deep. Comes with easy to use registration dots for repeat alignment and full usage instructions.
Left – layout of two sheets of this stencil.