I am trying to stencil designs on some boxes I am making for my cats to play in. I tried first not using anything to hold the stencil down tightly - that didn't work at all. So I got some Spray Adhesive made by Stencil Ease. I tried spraying lightly. Not any better than using nothing at all. Then I sprayed heavier and heavier. That helped a lot, but there was still some leakage under the stencil. But worse than that, now there is a bunch of sticky stuff on the box that I am having to paint over so it doesn't show as much. How do I get a clear sharp edge on the design without making a sticky mess on my project? I'm sure the cats don't care, but I do! Am I using the wrong paint (Behr from Home Depot)? Or wrong brush (I've tried a stencil brush, an artist pointy brush, and a regular paint brush). HELP - WHAT AM I DOING WRONG???
I have a brand new filing cabinet and I want to stencil it using Wood Icing. Will Wood Icing work on a new cabinet or do I need to prep it first? If I need to prep it first, what should I use? Any hints?