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How to Stencil Ready-Made Curtains

Add a custom look to ready-made drapery panels with a pattern made from a handmade stencil and spray paint.

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Materials Needed:

  • clear acetate alternative
  • cutting mat
  • scratch paper
  • marker
  • painter's tape
  • solid fabric drapery panels
  • paper bags or roll of brown craft paper
  • can of spray paint in flat finish
  • retractable utility knife

Protect Work Area

In a well-ventilated area with a flat, level floor surface, protect floor with layers of paper bags or with roll of brown craft paper.

Sketch Stencil Silhouette

To create a custom stencil, place scratch paper on top of cutting mat, then sketch silhouette with pencil.

Trace Silhouette to Clear Acetate Alternative

Place clear acetate alternative directly on top of the sketch paper. Next, trace silhouette of sketch directly to clear acetate alternative using marker.

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