|The original item|
|I had to use two layers of transfer tape cause my roll isn't wide enough.|
I mean, burnish until you think there can't possibly be any bubbles under that piece of vinyl...and then do it some more! Then peel up your transfer tape...and voila!
|Ready to paint.|
|You can use anything you have from another project, it doesn't take much paint.|
Then take a stencil brush and LIGHTLY using an UP AND DOWN motion. Start painting. I use a sponge brunch "pouncer" you could also use a regular stippling brush. I used a paper towel to remove excess moisture as the dryer the brush the better. DO NOT use a normal paint brush, because then you will use the regular paint brush motion and you will inadvertently push paint under your stencil.
Again, just a reminder...use an UP AND DOWN MOTION! Do not use a regular paint brush motion cause that will just give the paint an opportunity to sneak under your perfect stencil!
Now, peeling is a personal preference. I like to wait for all the paint to dry before I peel because I don't trust myself not to smudge the wet paint and/or get it all over myself. The pros of peeling while its wet is that IF you had any bleeding you could wipe it with a damp cloth and probably not need to do any paint touch-up. So its all about preference....now for the reveal!
|The finished product.|
You'll notice that even though I followed ALL the rules...there was some bleeding. Now, if I had peeled wet I could have taken a damp cloth and wiped the excess, but since the paint is already dry I'm going to leave it as is. If you're really unhappy I would recommend sanding and repainting. Or, if you painted your background to begin with you could just touch-up around the letters. Here's a close-up of my letters to show you what your bleeding is going to look like.
|Just a little bleeding.|
I don't mind a little bit of imperfection, so I'm going to leave it. But that's another personal preference you'll have to decide for yourself.
Now, go forth, and...