Stencilling produces an image or pattern by applying pigment to a surface over an intermediate object with designed gaps in it which create the pattern or image by only allowing the pigment to reach some parts of the surface. The stencil is both the resulting image or pattern and the intermediate object; the context in which stencil is used makes clear which meaning is intended. In practice, the (object) stencil is usually a thin sheet of material, such as paper, plastic, wood or metal, with letters or a design cut from it, used to produce the letters or design on an underlying surface by applying pigment through the cut-out holes in the material.
Lancaster Painters Australia provide a top quality stencilling service for all types of stencils including decorative, heritage, contemporary and modern stencils. Hand painted stencils are offered for all periods including Victorian, Federation, Tudor, Georgian, Edwardian, Queen Anne, Art Deco, Gothic etc. as well as today. For heritage places, we are highly skilled in uncovering and reproducing heritage stencils of bygone eras from paint scrapings.