If you can’t find a stenciling class locally, stenciling books and videos are the next best thing. The video and dvd suggestions below should help get you started.
Stenciling Volumes 1 & 2
by Lynn Brehm
Learn how to use simple glazes, shading, and over-painting to create depth and realism.
Stipples & Swirls
by Jennifer Ferguson
Always wanted to learn how to stencil? Know how to stencil but want to improve your technique? Stipples & Swirls will not only take you through the basics, but teach you some secrets to achieving a more professional look.
Melanie Royals offers a large selection of stenciling DVDs that cover everything from Basic stenciling to Trompe L’oeil Effects. These videos are ideal for both beginning and experienced stencilers.