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FAQs

What is a bridge?
Bridges are partitions within the design of the stencil. Stencils without bridges are called "bridgeless" or "theorem-style" stencils.
What is Reverse Painting?
Reverse painting refers to the technique where painting is done on the back of clear glass (such as a plate) but is seen through the glass from the front. Therefore, the design is painted in reverse, with details first and basecoat last. When you have painted a clear glass plate with this technique, food can be placed onto front of plate.
Can Gallery Glass Window Color be used on outdoor surfaces and displayed outdoors?

No, Gallery Glass Window Color is recommended for indoor use only. It is not formulated for outdoors; high humidity areas (such as bathrooms, storm doors, etc.); automobile glass; or areas exposed to extreme temperatures—i.e., below 45°F (7.2° C) or above 90°F (32.2°C).

Can I burn candles I have decorated with florals, decoupage, etc.?
Decorated candles using Mod Podge ® or Royal Coat ® Decoupage Finish are meant for decorative purposes and not for illumination. Many of the decorations would catch fire and be hazardous if the candle were burned. However, if you are using a wide pillar candle and the decorations do not go to the top of the candle, it can be burned down slightly to create a well, then a votive candle inserted into the well. A new votive candle can be inserted when the old one is finished. Use extreme caution and good judgment when burning candles that have been decorated.
Can I fix a rippled stencil from too much moisture?
You may try adding weight to the dry stencil between uses. Lay a sheet of waxed paper over the stencil then load it up with heavy books, etc.
Can I thin Leather Studio™ paints with water?
Leather Studio paints can be thinned with water, however, too much water will compromise the paint’s adhesion properties.
How are FolkArt® Enamels different from Apple Barrel Gloss?
FolkArt® Enamels are a unique polymer blend that is specially formulated for use on glass and ceramics. They are highly pigmented for excellent opaque coverage
You can achieve a durable, opaque, glossy sheen with one-step – there is no primer or finish needed. The paints can be mixed and blended, making them perfect for the One Stroke method.
When dried and cured, projects painted with FolkArt® Enamels are top-shelf dishwasher safe! When washed correctly, they will not chip, crack, or fade.
How can I prevent my base fabric from showing through my stitches?
Experiment with the tension on your thread or yarn. You may be pulling your stitches too tight.
How do I paint a One Stroke™ rose?
Double or triple load your brush. Make one shell- shaped petal of the rose at a time. Start with the lighter colors to the outside.
Wiggle and pull the brush as you pivot the brush into a curve. You will have a slightly scalloped outer edge.
End the stroke on the chisel edge to complete the first petal.
Make some guideline dots in a circle to help you determine the positioning of the five outer petals. Overlap each petal onto the previous one.
Paint the five shell-shaped petals to complete the outer skirt of the rose.
Next, paint a rose bud in the center of these outer petals. Make the top part of the bud, overlapping it onto outer petal #1.
Next, paint the bottom stroke of the rose bud.
To begin painting the inner row of petals, touch the brush at the right of the rose bud. Make another shell-shaped petal here.
What is a shaded stencil print?
A shaded stencil print is a stenciled out image of the design with a lighter tone at the center of the print and a darker, more opaque tone around the edge of the cutout area. Shading is achieved with varying degrees of pressure or with complementary or contrasting colors of paint.
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