Start with raw wood...I sanded it to smooth the finish of the wood.I then added a coat of sealer
because the wood I used was very pourous. I made my wood 1" larger than the stencil,but
you can make it any size you choose.
Next is the basecoating of the wood
Once that is dry...I did the stencil .Made sure you measure carefully
so it is centered on your wood. I cut the wood 1" larger than the stencilI like to use a sea sponge when applying a stencil like this,cause it is