Bold silhouettes are bursting out all over, enlivening everything from home furnishings and gift items to fashion and accessories. They look fabulousand stenciling is a simple, wonderful way to achieve that exciting graphic style. Not only does this refreshingly modern book provide boundless inspiration and instruction on the craft, but it actually includes 28 removable acetate and laser-cut stencils to use on everything from t-shirts to pillows. Beginners will learn how to apply the stencils to diverse surfaces, working with materials ranging from paint and ink to spray, etching cream, and even bleach. See how to combine colors, do overlays, create masks, and produce personalized, handmade stencils. And, when things don't go exactly as planned, there's a helpful troubleshooting section to turn to. But the real fun comes with the wildly creative projects for walls, furniture, tote bags, leg warmers, and more. Each enclosed stencil is showcased on at least three items using a variety of styles and techniques. So whether it's a skyscraper silhouette or pop-art flowers, a retro robot or a graphic grouping of birds, these cool patterns will flood readers with ideas!