Honeybee Napkin

Step 1: The napkin that we used had a very beautiful and defined edge. We didn't want to stencil over it but we also didn't want the pattern to stop at the edge. In order to keep the pattern continuous, we covered the edge with masking tape this way we were able to paint the pattern without getting paint on the edge.

Step 2: Use the low tack spray adhesive to make the back of your stencil sticky. This is helpful when stenciling on fabric because it keeps your stencil in place and allows for a cleaner look.

Step 3: Paint in the stencil using a stencil brush. Remember to use a dry brush technique. This means using less paint and applying more coats. You can stencil in a circular or up-and-down motion.

Step 4: Lift the stencil and allow the paint to dry. Once the paint is dry to touch, move the stencil down and continue stenciling the rest of your napkin. Use what you already painted as your guide to place down the stencil.

Step 5: Repeat step 3 and 4 until you like how your napkin looks. Have fun playing around with placement and painting only parts of the stencil. We made a few of our hexagons yellow!

Step 6: Once you’re done with the pattern, add a finishing touch with the bee stencil. We decided to use the first layer of the stencil only because we liked how it looked with the geometric pattern we created on the napkin and silhouettes are so modern.

Step 7: Heat seal your napkin with an iron once the paint is dry. This napkin could be used as a centerpiece, a table runner or anything that needs a little spring. 

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361627 Picture of Folk Art Neon Acrylic Paint 2oz-Yellow Folk Art Neon Acrylic Paint 2oz-Yellow $2.85 $2.85
361629 Picture of Folk Art Neon Acrylic Paint 2oz-Green Folk Art Neon Acrylic Paint 2oz-Green $2.85 $2.85
134022 Picture of Bulb Handle Brush-Stencil Brush Bulb Handle Brush-Stencil Brush $3.99 $3.99
483381 Picture of Green Frog Multisurface Masking Tape .94"X45yd- Green Frog Multisurface Masking Tape .94"X45yd- $8.99 $8.99
226884 Picture of E6000 Spray Adhesive-8oz E6000 Spray Adhesive-8oz $10.99 $10.99
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Ed Roth
  • Ed Roth
  • Ed Roth is a designer and artist who lives in Brooklyn, NY. Ed founded the business Stencil1 in 2004 after running an art gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Ed is the author of several books published by Chronicle Books: Stencil 101, Stencil 101 Decor, Stencil 201, Stencil 101 Stationery, and Stencil Style 101. His iconic stencil illustrations have been used and praised by many including Martha Stewart, and The New York Times. While Ed runs Stencil1 he also consults with design companies and ad agencies on creating custom stencils for large brands such as the Gap and also advises on strategic guerrilla marketing. He has also done large scale stencil installations for the Ace Hotel NYC and Benjamin Moore headquarters. More projects with Chronicle Books are in the works as well as licensing of designs to home goods companies.

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  • Folk Art Neon Acrylic Paint 2oz-Yellow
  • Folk Art Neon Acrylic Paint 2oz-Green
  • Bulb Handle Brush-Stencil Brush
  • Green Frog Multisurface Masking Tape .94"X45yd-
  • E6000 Spray Adhesive-8oz
  • Cloth Napkin