Add the final flourish to your window dressing with an eye-catching stencil.
• stencil of your choice
• 250ml Tjhoko Paint (in the colour of your choice); we used Lourain’s Cream
• masking tape
• stencil brush
• clean cloth
Natural fabrics such as
cotton, cheesecloth and
other woven materials are
ideal for stencilling.
1. Place the curtain on a flat work surface and position the stencil with masking tape. The tape serves a dual purpose: it secures the stencil in position and ensures that you don’t paint over the edge onto areas of the fabric you want to keep paint-free.
2. Use very little paint on your stencil brush, making sure it is evenly distributed on the bristles. It is better to use the paint sparingly, otherwise it will seep underneath the stencil. It will be extremely difficult to rectify this mistake later as you are working with fabric and not a surface like wood which can be repainted.
3. Move your brush in circular movements while adding pressure to both the stencil and fabric with your free hand to prevent them from shifting.
4. Gently remove the stencil once the pattern is complete. Using a clean cloth, dab any areas where there might be too much paint. Repeat the process until the entire surface has been covered.