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I'm back with info. https://www.creationsbykara.com/diy-reverse-stencil-wood-sign-tutorial/ MORE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HNl3dm6ufw MORE(not reverse) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEygQdnZpn0
I had trouble stenciling in the beginning. The biggest trick is to have very little paint on your brush. So you put some on your brush, then tap it on an empty space to "unload" paint. If there is too much paint on your brush that is what bleeds under the stencil. Here are a couple videos of me doing stenciling if it helps. The other trick that can be helpful is buying adhesive stencils. They seal so that the paint doesn't bleed underneath. Then once your done painting, you carefully peel the stencil up. https://chascrazycreations.com/old-plaque-to-new-autumn-sign/ & https://chascrazycreations.com/upcycling-a-serving-tray/
I do not use a brush to stencil. I use white triangular make up sponges. I put my paint on a paper plate, dab the rectangular end of the sponge into the paint and then dab that onto a an empty area of the plate or a paper towel to remove the excess paint. Part of a problem with stenciling is using too much paint--it will bleed under the stencil. Another issue is going over the stencil too many times to darken the stenciled area. When I use the sponges I go over my stencil once and as a result I get nice crisp edges. If you are stenciling a large area you will have to reload your sponge. I do let the paint dry a few minutes then lightly go over the area to blend it in--staying away from the edges. It takes a bit of practice to learn how to use the sponges. I will never use a brush again and I also do not like the sponge pouncers to stencil. The makeup sponges are a much tighter foam--they work great! You can buy them in packages of many at places like WalMart.
I agree with Chas' Crazy Creations...the big trick is to not have much paint on your brush. I apply the paint in a circular motion. Oh, and use stenciling brushes...they're stiffer and have a flat end made just for stencling!
I do the Paint vinyl Paint method here? Hope its helpful https://www.thatsweettealife.com/diy-sign-christmas/