Keep it simpleA decoration painted on a piece of furniture is not a painting: an overly complex pattern is not "legible" and it generally poses serious difficulties when applying color. Remember that two or more stencils must be used when the same pattern has linked and variously colored parts. Also avoid multiplying colors, even for a child's room. Choose one or two dominant tones and introduce a few different colored notes to create rhythm.
Brush or spongeThe color is usually applied with a stencil brush. You can also opt for small pieces of synthetic foam sponge to obtain a different, less fine grain, which gives a grainy appearance. Experiment on a piece of paper to judge the effect.
Tools & materials• Stencil brush
Oil colors in sticks