How to Make a Semiphotorealistic Three-Shade Printcomments (7) December 1st, 2011
Iron the shade #1 freezer-paper stencil (wax side down) onto the fabric, being careful not to snag any stencil edges with the iron.
Fill in the stencil with the first shade. At the stencil edges, dab the paintbrush up and down, never painting toward the edge—even though it's ironed down, paint can still get under the stencil if you're not careful.
Some tutorials I've read say to wait until the paint is dry to peel off the stencil, but I never do, and my prints are always fine. I usually wait about five minutes, then peel away! Just peel very carefully, of course, so as not to smudge or smear any wet paint.
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