Choose the stencil you wish to use from the reference sheet.
As you can see from this one, from our Flourishes set, there are some fine lines in the stencil so it is best to use transfer tape to ensure the stencil is applied safely to our work surface.
Cut a piece of the supplied transfer tape large enough to cover the stencil you want to use.
Peel the backing paper off the transfer tape and stick it firmly over the stencil. make sure the tape doesn’t stick to other stencils.
Carefully peel the transfer tape off the stencil backing paper. The stencil will come off too, stuck to the tape.
Lay the tape and stencil down onto the work piece making sure it is evenly applied with no creases or wrinkles. Press the stencil firmly into place.
Be very careful applying to concave surfaces like the inside of bowls – the tighter the curve, the trickier it will be to successfully apply.
Peel the transfer tape off the surface. This will leave the stencil in position. Do it slowly, checking that the stencil remains on the surface. If any fine detail comes up with the tape, press it back down then continue to peel the tape off.
Once clear of the stencil, the tape can be stuck back onto its backing paper.
Use your weeding tool to prise the parts of the stencil off the work surface, then carefully remove the rest of the (in this case) stencil.
Remember: Not all of our stencils can be reused. Fine lines and intricate detail parts curl up when removed. This is perfectly normal and to be expected with paint mask vinyl.
After masking round the outside of the stencil on the work piece, it is ready for completion.