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Old 05-17-2009, 10:05
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I am tired of fighting with my paint brushes and for some reason, my stencils always leak a bit around the edges, any tips?
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Default Re: painting perfect polka dots

If you're talking stencling - you have to make sure your stencil brush is "dry" so to speak...tap the excess off on a paper plate or something similar.

If you're trying to do small polka dots, use the other end of your paint brush...dip the end in the paint (not too much paint now!) and holding the paint brush straight up and down (as in perpendicular to the paper or project) touch it on your project.

Other than that, I'm not sure!
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sometimes I use sponge dobbers from hobby lobby because they come in all different sizes.....except for teeny tiny, like pencil tip size, but I'm not completely happy with them either, so I'm anxious to see what everyone else says.
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what are you paiting, like on what kind of surface?
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wooden letters

I dont mind using stencils exactly, just am not wild about how the paint sometimes runs and the fact that the paint dries kinda puffy with that stenciled look (kwim?)
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I've been using paint pens for areas that have to be very exact. The only problem I've run across is the limited number of colors available.
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I haven't painted wooden letters but I have painted polka dots on a wooden frame- I just did it free hand, have you tried that?
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Default Re: painting perfect polka dots

I'm not sure I 100% understand the concept, but my mom was telling me she saw on show that they used yard sale price stickers~ they come in a variety of sizes and they stick them down then they paint~ then they peel them up... voila, a perfect circle.
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I'm not sure I 100% understand the concept, but my mom was telling me she saw on show that they used yard sale price stickers~ they come in a variety of sizes and they stick them down then they paint~ then they peel them up... voila, a perfect circle.


That would probably work if you wanted to paint your "letter" one solid color with white polkadots.
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Old 05-17-2009, 01:24
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Default Re: painting perfect polka dots

I lightly trace circles using quarters, nickles, dimes and pennies with my daughter's colored pencils then paint free hand. Hope this helps.
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