Technique of the Week: Stencils

Update on Hours listed in last post:

The MVCT meeting scheduled for Sunday, December 8th has been changed to Sunday, December 29th

Sunday, December 8th will be the last Tree Time starting at 1:00

Stencils

Whether cut from vinyl, cardboard, paper, or other material, stencils can be used in several ways:

  •  Remove the cut-out design and use the negative space as your stencil.
    Trace the design onto the ware, then paint inside line with a brush. If stencil is paper or cardboard this way is best.

 

  • Again, use the negative space as your stencil.
    Use a sponge to apply paint directly onto the stencil. Wash stencil immediately when finished. If stencil is plastic or vinyl this way is better and stencil can be easily cleaned

     

 

  • Adhere the positive cutout to the piece.
    Paint the entire piece with a brush or sponge. Remove the stencil and the design will be the color of the background. In this picture the plate was marbled and the stencil is white.

marbled plate with stencil

Silkscreens

Silkscreens are similar to stencils but much finer in detail. We have a large selection of designs in our silkscreen library. Directions for applying silkscreen designs are different and are explained in another post.

Carol’s Carousel Creations
Where having Fun is why we come!

Some come on over and learn a new technique.
Experiment and play around with designs to
create a ceramic piece that is uniquely yours.

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