• One (1) - sheet of InkJet or LaserJet Transparency Film
• One (1) - 8.5" x 11" sheet of StencilPro Standard resolution
• One (1) - can of 3M Spray Mount Artist's Adhesive
• One (1) - 2" Pure Bristle brush
• Three (3) - tubes of Lixuitex Basics Cadmium Red acrylic paint. Available at your local art store.
• One (1) - 4 oz jar of Versatex Screen Printing ink, Silver Lace
• One (1) - bottle of white Gesso (if canvas is not primed). Available at your local art store.
• Six (6) - Flush Mounting Canvas sets. Available at your local art store.
• Three (3) - 24" x 36" Canvases. Available at your local art store.
• Three (3) - 10" x 12" Picture Frames with Mat
• Three (3) - Picture Spot Lights. Available at your local art store or IKEA.
• One (1) - Elecrical Extension Cord or Power Strip
• One (1) - Measuring Tape
• One (1) - Hammer
• One (1) - Power Drill
• Three (3) - 10" x 12" Pictures
• One (1) - Redwood or Pinewood Standard Fence Board (1" thick)
• Wood Primer
• Cable Tacks
• Molly Bolts and Screws - For canvas and picture frame installation.
• Artwork - To be printed as backgound on the canvas.
Must be black and white only. Computer printout will do.
• Exposure Frame -key to keeping your artwork tightly pressed agaist the drawing.
• One (1) - 10.5" x 13.5" Plastic Canvas - to support the StencilPro stencil during rinsing and cleaning.
• One (1) - Dark room specialty box for safely storing and developing (washing out) your stencils.
Step 1: Print Artwork on InkJet or LaserJet Transparency
Note: it is very important to only use true black and white artwork to produce quality stencils. If using mutiple colors, convert each color representation to black and white.
Step 2: Create a Stencil by Exposing StencilPro and Artwork, Sandwiched Together, to Light Using Contact Frame
Step 3: Prime Canvas for Painting
Step 4: Using Liquitex Basics Cadmium Red Acrylic Paint and Wide Strokes, Paint on the Background Color
Step 5: Print Design on Canvas Using Versatex Silver Lace Screen Printing Ink and Your Developed StencilPro Stencil
Use circular brush movements to allow better ink penetration - Silver Lace ink contains metallic particles (it makes the color nice and shiny on our canvas); which could sometimes be a bit of a challenge to pass through the smallest detail openings in your StencilPro screen.
Step 6: Continue Stenciling Top to Bottom Making Sure the Printed Designs Align One on Top of the Other for a Nice Continuous Backgound
Step 7: Screen Print All Three Canvases
Step 8: Use Flush Mounting for Canvas Art to Mount Canvases on the Wall, As Well As Picture Frames on the Canvases
Step 9: Measure and Mark the Center of the Back Frame on the Canvas and Flush Mount for Proper Alignment
Step 10: Attach Flush Mount Bracket to the Back of the Canvas
Step 11: Install Flush Mount for Canvas and Anchors for Molly Bolts to Hold the Wood Board on Which Picture Frames Will Hang
Mark the positions for the molly bolt anchors on the wall. Measure so that the canvas mount aligns with the center between the marks. This is where the picture frame will later attach to the wall through canvas and board.
Using a power drill, drill a pilot hole in the marked spot big enough for the screw. If stud found, use the screw. If no stud found, drill a larger whole to put in Molly bolt.
Step 12: Using Power Drill and Molly Bolts or Screws, Attach 1" X 8" Primed Wood Board
Step 13: Measure and Mount Picture Light on the Wall Directly Above Where the Canvas Will Hang
Use cable tacks to guide and attach picture light's cable on the wall.
If desired, paint bottom of the electrical cord with paint matching the wall color.
Step 14: Hang Canvas by Interlocking Brackets of the Flush Mount on the Wall and on the Back Frame of the Canvas
Step 15: Measure and Attach Flush Mount Bracket to the Wood Board Through the Canvas
Step 16: Attach Matching Flush Bracket to the Back of the Picture Frame, Making Sure It Is Centered
Step 17: Insert Artwork or Picture Into the Picture Frame. Hang Picture Frame on Canvas by Interlocking Brackets of the Flush Mount on the Back of the Frame and Wood/canvas
Note: it is critical that you measure and check alignment at every step to make sure that lights, canvases, and picture frames are level.