One of the oldest of all decorative painting techniques is also one of the easiest to master and a perfect way of creating something original and unique. In stenciling, paint is applied to a surface (wall, material, object...) through holes in a design on a stiff card (paper or plastic) that is sturdy enough to survive a stenciling project.
For a nice clean look, use a stencilling brush and stipple paint on with a firm, punching action. Keep the brush dry and do not overload it or the paint will seep beneath the stencil.
Just about any type of paint can be used when stenciling. A lot will depend upon the surface you wish to paint on.
Jack Richeson knows stencil artists need a variety brushes for their fast growing medium. Below are different styles of brushes in a wide range of sizes, and varying degrees of stiffness. Shiva brushes are a market leader and favored by many artists, particularly when used in conjunction with Shiva Paintstiks.Set Includes the following Eleven Brushes:
Professional Stencil Brushes - Series 420
Finest quality stencil brush with selected natural white bristle. Contoured handle for comfortable grip. Black handle with black ferrule.Sizes: 1/8", 3/8" 1/2", 3/4" and 1"Angled Stencil Brushes - Series 430
Same fine hair and handle as the series 420, but this brush is hand shaped to an angle. This allows it to be held like a pencil, instead of at the traditional 90° angle. Also has the contoured handle for a more comfortable grip. Short black handle with gold ferrule.Sizes: 1/8", 3/8 and 1/2"Economy Stencil Brushes - Series 410
Natural white bristle stencil brushes with a traditional barrel handle. Black handle, nickel ferrule.Sizes: 1/4", 3/4" and 1 1/4"