This is due to the fact that stenciling is found in almost all cultures across the globe in one form or the other. There is also an amazing similarity in the techniques applied, surfaces used, and the outlook of the visual representations generated. In order to get the best results in stenciling, it is instructive that the artist employs the finest and the most effective styles, techniques and methods. If the inappropriate methods are used, the results will not be fantastic. These methods are going to be properly discussed in the sections of the piece below.
- Getting the Right Materials: This can sound very simple or a no-brainer, but it is actually the best method and the first step that must be taken to get any useful result in stenciling. It is important for the artist to first collect the right and appropriate materials and also conclude on the right type of surface that is to be used to perform the ‘magic’. If the wrong material (for example, the wrong paint) is used, then the styling technique becomes worthless.
- Customized Styles: One of the most interesting things with stenciling is that it creates room for each individual artist to express his or her unique talents. Thus, customizing your methods is one style that is fully accepted and welcome in the world of stenciling. There are several methods of customization that can be utilized. One, a mixture of paints, inks and pigments can be used just to experiment and see the outcome. For example, water-based and oil-based pigments can be blended and applied on the surfaces just to observe the results.
- Combine Materials: Imagine a blend of wood and metal or glass and plastic as surfaces used to make the stencils or even as the stencil itself. There is clearly no end to the creative possibilities that stencil can lead to. After all, art is nothing but the expression of one’s ideas and innermost thoughts. Therefore, nothing should be held back when it comes to unleashing the talents and skills. Another way that materials can be combined is to make use of different types of the same materials. Take for example an instance where the artist has decided to use paper, it is possible to use a combination of wallpaper, cardboards and office paper. This blend of stencil will surely provide an amazing and unique results.
- Aerosol Use: The application of aerosols in the art of stenciling is another popular method to get good results and it is so widespread as a method that they are now used in practically everywhere stencils are made, from art studios to offices to even parks and the streets. Aerosols are comfortable to use, and they also allow for proper detailing to emerge in the art work. Aerosols can also be used on practically any surface for stencil – plastic, wood, metal, glass, paper and so on and so forth.