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« on: February 01, 2008 11:22:08 AM »

I've been lurking around in here for awhile now and have a question about stenciling but I originally asked my question under the interior decorating thread and was not getting any response.  This is why.

Anyway...I have a HUGE stencil of a tree that I want to paint on my wall but it is printed out on paper and taped together, like the rasturbation pictures.  Can anyone suggest something sturdy I can put behind it and cut out so it will be easier to use.  I have thought of cardbord or posterboard but didn't know if anyone could come up with something else.  I'm antsy to get started.  I'm super impatient.

Thanks and any and all ideas would be appreciated!!
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2008 07:35:01 AM »

I know some graffiti guys use cardboard.  But posterboard would probably work well too. Key is making sure what ever it is wont soak up the paint and let it bleed onto your surface. Additionally, you want it to be very very flush against your surface, especially with a tree you will want crisp edges.
Are you going to spray paint the tree on?

Good luck, and hope I'm not too late!
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2008 01:01:55 PM »

I really like using watercolor paper but that might be kind of hard to work with in such large scale!
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2008 10:01:27 AM »

Thanks Haldol for your suggestions, I was not planning on spray painting the stencil on but now that you mention it, it probably would be easier to do it that way. 
Unfortunately my project has been put on hold for a little while.  I was asked to paint a horse barn for a retired Nascar driver...yeeeeeeh!!!  It's a big job and once I finish there I do not want to paint in my house.
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2008 02:17:28 PM »

Maybe Cardstock?
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2008 09:50:08 PM »

regular paper and spray adhesive always worked for me
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