Tag: surface color

  • bay stencil logo on cake

    Make and use a cake stencil

    Stenciling onto a cake can make a somewhat ordinary dessert extraordinary. Powdered sugar on a chocolate cake The highest contrast combination that’s easily made with ingredients you probably already have around the house is powdered white sugar on a chocolate cake. I’ve found that increasing the moisture of the chocolate cake helps it to look…

  • wonder woman and callbox stenciled on the wall in various combinations with different surface colors

    How to Paint any Stencil on Any Surface Using Just Black and White Paint

    Today’s Bay Stencil Challenge was to paint any stencil on any surface using just black and white paint. So we chose some color stencils like Wonder Woman and the Police Call Box, and we put them up on light- and dark-colored surfaces, as well as a bright red surface. We practiced with these stencils, learned…

  • school bus stenciled on wall above mylar stencils

    Why You Leave Out One Layer When Painting a Multi-Layer Stencil

    When you make a multi-layer stencil, you typically want to get more colors or more tones than you get in a single-layer stencil. But if you use all the stencils and cover all of a rectangular surface area with paint, you end up with something that looks more like a painted postcard than a work…

  • school bus stenciled on tile wall with yellow background

    How To Work With the Surface Color

    You may remember that we often want to leave out one of the layers of a stencil in order to let the surface show through and to keep our stencil work from looking like a giant post card. In this post we ask the question, ‘How do you work with the surface you have?’ We’ll…