This is a simple demonstration showing how to mitre a stencilled border. It is adapted from my book The Stencilled Home.
A mitred corner gives a neat solution to joining horizontal and vertical stencilled pattern in a right angle. To help acheive the correct angle for a mitre fold a piece of paper to an angle of 45 degrees or buy a wipe clean Mighty Mitre Tool from The Stencil Library.
Helpful Hint; Tape the tool into the approximate corner position as a reminder that you will need it before reaching each of the corners.
How to miter a stenciled border. For the purpose of this explanation I shall describe the project as a panel but it could be any right angled surface such as walls, table top, a door, a tablecoth a floor or a ceiling. I have used BB75 Laurel border stencil from our Budget Collection.
As you approach the corner place the tool over the stencil, align the short edge of the tool with the edge of the panel. Make sure that the diagonal edge of the mitre tool runs through the corner of the panel. Stencil the border towards... and onto the mitre tool. Remove stencil and tool. A neat diagonal finish should be revealed. Position the stencil to start stencilling the border in a new direction. The next bit is really easy..
Simply place the mitre tool along the diagonal edge that has just been created. This protects the previously stencilled area. Align the stencil matching the diagonal and the straight edges. Continue the stencilled border in the new direction. Remove tool, a neat mitred corner should be revealed. Here are a few examples.
The final photo shows inner and outer borders that have been mitred. The middle border has a butt join.
I'll save the explanation of that one for a future post. Both my books can be ordered from The Stencil Library, from Amazon and from other retailers worldwide.