Are you interested in simple stencil art? Add some curb appeal to your sidewalks, driveway, patios, and more with this easy tutorial.
Simple Stencil Art Materials
Simple Stencil Art Video
Here’s a quick look at our walkway that goes up to our house. I wanted to try out a new technique to see how well it worked.
Simple Stencil Art Instructions
1. Set up your powerwasher
You’ll need a power washer for this super cool project and just wait until you see all of the fun you can have creating this project.
I started by connecting my hose to my outdoor faucet.
Next I attached the other end of my hose to the powerwasher.
I plugged in the powerwasher for power.
I turned on the water.
I turned on the powerwasher.
2. set up your stencil
I am using Folk Art Home Sweet Home stencil. It’s best to pick a plastic and more durable stencil for this project.
Place your stencil where you want it on the ground.
3. Powerwash your stencil
I stood on my stencil and then power washed over the stencil. You can decide how you want to keep your stencil in place. My powerwasher is strong enough for the project but not too powerful that the blast of the water would hurt me.
4. Peel up your stencil
I removed my stencil and you can see where the powerwasher blew away the dirt from the cement.
5. Repeat the process
I repeated the process until I had stenciled the walkway to look like I wanted.
6. Let the sidewalk or diveway dry
After I had completed all of my stenciling, I let everything dry completely.
I used 2 different stencils going up the driveway to welcome people to our home. I was amazed at how well this worked. Think of all the possibilities for DIY projects and stencil design. Celebrate occasions like:
Want to make your own custom stencils? Grab some mylar sheets or plastic sheets and an x-acto knife or exacto knife! Other ways to create simple stencil art include:
- acrylic paint
- spray paint
- chalk paint
- side walk chalk
Other ideas of places to use stencils include:
- wall stencils
- street art
- letter stencils
How do you hold stencils in place?
You can either buy self-adhesive stencils or purchase spray adhesive to hold the stencil in place. Or you can use low tack tape like stencil tape, painter’s tape, or masking tape.
Are stencils reusable?
I like to purchase reusable stencils and most are if you take care of them and clean stencil. Paper stencils are the hardest to use again and again.
What are the basic techniques of stenciling? You can find the tutorial here:
- How To Stencil on Leather and Vinyl
- How To Stencil on Fabric with Video
- How To Stencil On Wood
- How To Stencil With A Printable
- Engraving Stencils for Metal, Easy and Terrific Gift Idea
What supplies are needed to stencil?
- little paint, or another medium
- paper plate, freezer paper, piece of paper, transparent plastic sheet
- baby wipe, damp paper towel
- flat surface
- stencil brushes, foam roller, paint brush, cosmetic sponges, dry brush
- basic stencil, intricate pattern stencil (ie Moroccan stencil), smaller stencils, stencil art templates, or other types of stencils
- stencil blank
- blank space
- lot of time
- little practice
Simple Stencil Art video
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Easy Simple Stencil Art on Sidewalks and Driveways with Video
- Vinyl Stencil
- SET UP YOUR POWERWASHER
- Place stencil on ground
- POWERWASH YOUR STENCIL
- PEEL UP YOUR STENCIL
- REPEAT THE PROCESS
- LET THE SIDEWALK OR DIVEWAY DRY
Barbara at Mantel and Table says
That’s SO welcoming! What a brilliant idea Chas, and so fun! You come up with the most wonderful projects – who would have ever thought!? Thanks for the totally cool inspiration, and Happy 4th of July weekend to you my friend!
Thank you so much Barbara, and Happy 4th to you!