Asked on Apr 28, 2019

How do I make a homemade stencil brush?

FlipturnSuellen HintzToni Z


I can’t find my foamy little brushes so what else can I use? Kitchen sponge? I want it to look good still

7 answers
  • Flipturn
    on Apr 28, 2019

    How small of a brush size are you seeking? Please tell us a little more about what your project is, so that we can try to answer your question.

    • Michelle Bellin
      Michelle Bellin
      on Apr 28, 2019

      Oh I’m just stenciling small areas sorry should have been more clear. I used a brush and dabbed & that was not good. The leaves are all mushy on the right

  • Vickymcreations
    on Apr 28, 2019

    You could use make up sponges

  • Mr ATC
    Mr ATC
    on Apr 28, 2019

    This video helps me to create mine so maybe this could help you:

  • Gathered In The Kitchen
    Gathered In The Kitchen
    on Apr 28, 2019

    kitchen sponge, Q-tip, cotton balls...all may work as well!

  • Toni Z
    Toni Z
    on Apr 28, 2019

    I have tried a kitchen sponge but found the holes are much larger and I didn't like the outcome. My next attempt was to slightly dampen a Q-tip, smooth the fibers with clean fingers ( no lotion), and allow to THOROUGHLY dry before use. I haven't paid for a sponge brush since! Note: All cotton top swabs are not created equal, the extra pennies for name brand are well worth it.

  • Suellen Hintz
    Suellen Hintz
    on Apr 28, 2019

    In the past I've used one of those little cheap bristle brushes. I wrap a rubber band around the bristles and then trim the bristles. Easy to have a brush for each color for a project. Also, if you apply too much color you can put the stencil back in place and correct the color using the wall paint...just lightly tap until you are pleased with the result.

  • Flipturn
    on Apr 29, 2019

    I have not done stencilling myself, but I am wondering if empty bingo dauber bottle tips might work ?

    I saw these tips and holder on Amazon.

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