(Closed) Stencil smudging?

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I would suggest tracing the stencil with a pencil (hee, that rhymed!), and then paint the traced result.

A lot of the time if you try to paint through a stencil it will smuge because the paint (liquid) can squeeze between the stencil & the surface you’re trying to paint.

Post # 4
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

How are you applying the paint? I stenciled the overnight welcome guest bags with chandeliers and found that using too much paint and the blotting method was very messy with loads of smudges.

I had the most success with using one dab of paint on my sponge and holding the stencil in place (plus additional taping) and then wiping the paint up and down over the stencil and bags. The bags that I used the wiping up and down technique didn’t have any smudges or runs of paint.

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