Other than the stencil templates, you'll need either firm brushes or stencil sponges, stencil paint and masking tape.
- Be sure to use stencil paint; it comes in a little tub and is the consistency of paste which keeps it from seeping beneath the stencil. Also, there are plenty of colors to choose from.
- Be sure to use either a firm brush or stencil sponges to apply the paint.
- Based upon the pressure you use when blotting and/or the number of layers of paint you choose to use, you can control the intensity of the final color of the finished product; from pastel to rich.
- I use my other hand to hold the template firmly to the wall as I'm blotting; this helps to ensure the paint doesn't bleed underneath and makes for clean lines; especially those that are more delicate.