This is the first Quick Tip Tuesday. These will be quick videos with tips, tricks and answering questions I get on a weekly basis. They will be informal and fun. So I hope to see you here every other Tuesday and maybe even more!
To get crisp lines when stenciling with detailed stencils, like my vintage papers stencils or background words stencils.
Keep in mind what surface you are stenciling on. Regular paper or water color paper will absorb the paint and ink faster and will appear lighter. Surfaces that have been primed with gesso or matte medium are non absorbent and paint will have a tendency to spread or move because we overwork the area to get the paint into the fine details of the stencil.
I have found that Ranger Archival ink or Staz on ink (both permanent) work beautifully with very detailed stencils. They come in many colors and give a nice crisp line. Use it with a makeup sponge or stencil applicator slightly pushing in a circular motion.
See you next Tuesday
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