You will need
Polyester stencil blanks
hot stencil cutter
stencil brush; all Specialist Crafts
Print a template for the holly stencil onto plain white A4 paper. You can print off a copy of the template here.
Use a little masking tape to attach the template to a heatproof surface. Tape a polyester stencil blank directly over the top of the holly leaf template. Carefully cut out each holly leaf using a hot stencil cutter. Unpeel the stencil from the template. Next, cover your work surface with scrap paper.
Lay your napkin down flat in front of you and tape down each corner. Position the stencil on your napkin and begin to build up the layers of paint gradually using a stencil brush and stencil paint – for best results off load some of the paint from your brush onto some paper towel before you start.
When you have finished, carefully peel away the stencil and wipe it clean. Reposition the stencil and add more holly leaves to your napkin, wiping the stencil each time you re-use it.
When you’ve finished stencilling, leave to dry. Sew three red sequins in the centre of each leaf group.
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