If you're looking for a great stencil company, we recommend StencilGirl. They have many great designs to choose from, so definitely go and check them out! In this tutorial we’ve painted this sign in Cheesecake and are going to use the color Dark Roast for the stencil.
With a small stencil like this, you can just hold it down with your hand. However, for larger projects, we suggest using either some painters tape or stencil adhesive.
We recommend using one of our wax brushes for stenciling, as they make great stencil brushes, but you can also use a foam stencil brush or a dense foam roller (for larger projects, such as walls). Load a little bit of paint on the tip of your brush and then dab it dry on a piece of paper towel. One of the most important things to keep in mind with stenciling is that you want to use a brush that is almost dry.
Now you are going to apply the paint to your stencil. You can either pounce the brush lightly, or use a light swirl, a technique we thinks works best with a brush. Make sure you don't apply too much pressure. It’s better to slowly build up your paint coat and take your time. This helps to avoid bleeding underneath the stencil.
Immediately after applying paint, carefully remove the stencil and there you go: all done!
If there is a bit of bleed through that you don't like, you can take a small artist brush to touch it up a bit.