How to Stencil

With the information in this article, you can complete stencil projects like the Rubber Duckie Shower Curtain.

Did you know that you can add your own personal, creative touch to furniture, walls, pillows -- just about anything? With stencils, you can do all that, and more.

In this article, you'll learn everything you need to know to start working with stencils. You'll learn about stenciling tools, choosing a stencil design, planning a stencil pattern, stenciling techniques, and even how to make your own stencils.

Stenciling is an age-­old technique in which paint is applied to a surface through a cut-out template. Designs may be repeated or used alone to achieve a consistent pattern with a handmade feel.

Modern twists to the traditional craft have opened the door to even greater personal style and art­istry. With these simple step-by-step techniques, walls and accessories can be transformed to suit your taste, creating exciting, fresh designs that bring ho-hum rooms to life.

Another bonus of stenciling is that you're able to create one-of-a-kind looks without spending a lot of money. There's no limit to what you can do with stencils!

Successful stenciling requires the right tools. Keep reading to learn which tools you'll need to start stenciling.

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