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Cutting and using a stencil.
7 Tape your tracing paper in position over the motif you intend to use as a stencil, and carefully copy the outline.
5 When the paint is dry, and checking that the design is complete, carefully peel back and lift off the stencil.
2 Turn the tracing over and tape it in position on a piece of oiled card. Scribble over the outline to transfer it.
6 For a multi-coloured motif, cut separate stencils for each colour, with dotted guidance lines on each.
3 With a sharp scalpel, on a board, and remembering to leave bridges, cut out the design and registration marks.
7 When re-positioning a border-design stencil, place the stencil in part over the previously painted section.
4 ape the stencil in position, using registration marks; aoo. The pa int slowly, building up the required intensity.
8 At corners, patterns can either be adapted, or mitred -by masking off the approaching patterns at 45 degrees is simplicity itself just tape the acetate to the design and trace the outlines using a fine felt-tipped pen. A thicker, semi-transparent plastic called mylar is now also more widely available rigid and long-lasting, and facilitating easy registration, this must be an attractive option to consider.
A sharp scalpel is the best tool for cutting out a stencil.