The Stencil Library team all went to my Mum's the other night for an early Christmas dinner. The silver and crystal were dusted off and polished and on the table was a cloth that I stencilled for her at least 20 years ago.
I measured the table top and made a paper template of it. The template helped make the design fit exactly with the shape of the table. I used a combination of my stencils with one bought from Dee-signs in the USA.
The paint was a screen printing ink that I used to bottle and sell in the early days of The Stencil Library. The paint was heat set with a hot iron and has survived extremely well over the past two decades. This style of stencilling where the colours were blended and mixed was very much the look at the time but I still think it looks fresh.
I did it by stencilling random patches of yellow then applying the other colours over it. I began with the lightest colours and applied the darkest colours last. I used a different stencil brush with each paint colour and made sure that there was very little paint on the brushes.
PS.The dinner was fab!