Here is a stencil vs mask experiment that you can try if you’ve ever wondered what the differences are between the two.
This experiment is split into 2 parts.
Part one, we’ll create a really nice background using a stencil. In part two, we’ll do a mask vs stencil experiment and create a similar background using the mask part of the stencil.
A Stencil vs Mask Experiment
- Any type of surface that will accept acrylic paint.
DecoArt Americana Acrylics
- Sea Glass – DA297
- Mustard Seed – DA264
- Pink Chiffon – DA192
- Chartreuse Yellow – DA330
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
- Green Gold – DMFA14
Prep and Mediums
- DecoArt Media White Gesso – DMM18
- DecoArt Media Modeling Paste – DMM21
- Americana Stick-on Stencil, Quatrefoil – ARS05
- Application and Texture Tools – DAS221
Royal Clear Choice Stencil Brushes
- 5/16″ & 1/2″ White Bristle- 1111
- 5/8″ Short Length White Bristle – 1112
- 3/8″ Domed White Bristle – 1113
- #8 Bristle Bright – SG1425
- #3/4″ & 1″ Glaze Wash – R2700
- Royal Brush Square Brush Basin – RD325
- Royal Essentials Palette Paper – RD358
- Unstick Reusable Arts and Crafts Sheet
- Mister Bottle Filled with Water
- Paper Towels
- Baby Wipes, Kitchen Wipes or Kitchen cloths (for dry rub application)
- Heat Gun
What did you think?
Have you ever worked with a stencil and mask combination? Share in the comments below.