To get the exclusive interior of the apartment does not have to be a real artist. You can get amazing beautiful wall murals using stencils. The decoration of the walls with their help, will work even in those who do not have outstanding artistic abilities.

Stencils are used to create repeated pattern or series of similar drawings. The size of the pattern and complexity are determined in accordance with the taste of the owners. You can ad lib to experiment, to be creative, to draw, and if that's not enough skills, just copy any picture.

What is the stencil

The stencil is a plate with notches, in which the contours are to describe the shape of the image is selected for application to the surface. The stencil can be done independently.

You first need to select a pattern. To design and paint it by yourself or transferred to the sheet from a magazine or book with the help of carbon paper. If the picture and leave the plain paper used as a stencil it quickly fall apart. It must be transferred to something more moisture resistant.

For this purpose you can buy special material for stencils. But a simple wax paper, that is, the tracing paper is quite enough. For the stencil you want to use repeatedly, it is better to choose such material as paper for lamination or thin plastic.

The manufacture of the stencil

The selected pattern is transferred to the material. This is done by using carbon paper or just by overlaying the drawing and the workpiece to the stencil on something bright, like lighted Windows.

Then it is time to use a knife, scissors. Thin parts of the stencil easier to cut with a knife with a narrow blade. If you mistakenly cut off the excess, this is easy to fix by sticking on cut section of the tape. With duct tape very well to strengthen the sharp corners so the stencil can be used longer.

One end of the stencil it is necessary to impose on the other, to penetrate the special notes. When drawing it's very useful – notes will tell you how in the process of translating the drawing to connect the stencil. This operation is called a marking of the expansion joints.

Before you apply on the wall drawing with a stencil, it is necessary to hold on to the wall line below the drawing was the same distance from the ceiling or the floor. It is most convenient to hold the line by using grated chalk rope, and from the wall to remove the chalk then it will be easy.