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« on: September 29, 2005 07:45:22 AM »

Hello Everyone!! I was wondering if anyone could give me advice about stenciling on canvas. Heres the thing....My kitchen is decorated in winery theme. I always see those neat looking canvas pictures at the store with grapes on them or wine bottles that look real italian. Ok, so I thought, why pay for those when I could make my own?! So, Im going to buy some canvas and stencils but I need some advice on the kind of paint to use. I want it to look real vintage and shiny. What are the best paint to use for this sort of thing? And after im done with the painting, what type of gloss should I use to coat it?

Thanks for your advice everyone!!


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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2005 06:01:20 PM »

I need advice as well. I tried to stencil on canvas, but it bled really bad. I tried using spray paint for the first time as well on canvas, but couldn't stop the underspray. I used spray adhesive, but it just didn't work out very well.

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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2005 07:38:27 PM »

Most of the stenciling I do is on canvas. Try acrylic paint and for a vintage look try an antiquing gloss or medium....and to make sure it doesn't bleed, use contact paper. It takes a long time to peel your stencil out but it's worth it. Make sure you press it down hard onto the canvas to make sure there are no air bubbles.
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