Tip #6: Stencils That Will Not Fit Curved Glass Tip #6: Stencils That Will Not Fit Curved Glass <p>Some stencils can be a challenge to get on the glass where you want them because the stencil is flat and your glass is curved. This is common when applying a stencil on a wine glass or glass ball. Luckly, we have some tip that will help guide you
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Tip #6: Stencils That Will Not Fit Curved Glass

Tip #6: Stencils That Will Not Fit Curved Glass

Some stencils can be a challenge to get on the glass where you want them because the stencil is flat and your glass is curved. This is common when applying a stencil on a wine glass or glass ball. Luckly, we have some tip that will help guide you through the process.

To help the stencil fit a little easier, trim some of the outer stencil material away. You can do this by either cutting off the corners and some of the outer material, or by making V cut easements around the edge of the stencil material to help it bend. However, sometimes you just have to accept that the size of the stencil you want to use may not fit the glass, or it is just too large for the area you want to put it on. So what you have to decide is, which is more important, the stencil or the glass. If it is the stencil, you will have to pick a different piece of glass large enough for the stencil. If the glass is more important, you may have to choose a different stencil.

If you decide to not cut the stencil, which in some cases might be a better option if you decide to reuse the stencil in the future, there is another method.

  1. Place the stencils on clean, stabilized glass: make sure there is no residue on the glass and that the glass will not roll around. Holding the edges of the stencil, gently drop the stencil onto the glass, letting it naturally mold into the glass.
  2. Then, starting from the center of the design (not the center of the stencil), pat the design.
  3. Smooth the design down using your finger. Go over the design a few times to make sure there are no lumps, bumps, or lifting. You may have to lift and reapply the stencil a few times to really get a good stencil bond.
  4. If the design is secured and placed on the glass smoothly, but there are wrinkles around the edges, that's okay as long as it doesn't seep into the design. Look at the images on the right to note how the design is intact, but there are wrinkles are on the end.

Ideally, you actually want to avoid cutting stencils so that you can use them again. The way the stencil fits on the cool may be a different fit when compared to a bowl--unless you plan on using them only once.

Article Posted: 01/23/2022 05:05:42 PM

Tip #6: Stencils That Will Not Fit Curved Glass
Tip #6: Stencils That Will Not Fit Curved Glass

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