Stenciling is a cheap and efficient way to decorate that involves applying paint or chalk over the top of a pattern. Stencils are created by cutting out a printed or drawn pattern from a template made of paper or cardboard. Stenciling with chalk should be done on a flat surface, such as a sidewalk or a wall. You can stencil with chalk by first drawing or printing the stencil design that will be used.
Things You'll Need
- Crushed sidewalk chalk
- 4-inch roller
- Utility knife
- Bottle of spray adhesive
- Masking tape
- Rag or towel
- Mallet or small stone
Cut out the stencil design using a utility knife, if it was drawn or printed on a piece of paper.
Place pieces of the same color of sidewalk chalk in a bucket and crush these into a powder. You will need a heavy object, such as a small mallet or stone, to crush the chalk.
Clean the area with a rag or towel so that it is free of leaves and dirt, or the stencil will not stick properly.
Place the stencil on the ground or wall where you want to apply the chalk. You can use pieces of masking tape to keep the stencil on the side of a wall.
Spray the area to be stenciled with the bottle of spray adhesive. The spray adhesive will help adhere the chalk to the wall or sidewalk surface.
Cover the 4-inch roller completely with the crushed sidewalk chalk.
Apply the chalk to the stencil with the roller.
Remove the stencil and blow away any excess chalk.
Tips & Warnings
- Stencils can also be purchased that are made of plastic and can be reused.
- You can purchase sidewalk chalk from any arts and crafts or toy stores.
- Chalk will wash off the wall or sidewalk the next time it rains.
- Applying too much pressure with the roller may bend the paper and ruin the look of the stencil.
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