Traditionally, stenciling and lettering describes a traditional decorative technique of applying of a pattern, design, words, etc., to a surface, using a stencil template (as opposed to freehand lettering or painting). The template consists of a thin sheet of cardboard, metal, or other material from which shapes or letters have been cut out. A coloring substance, such as paint, ink, pigment, etc., is then rubbed, brushed, or pressed over the sheet, passing through the perforations and onto the surface.
Complex stencil patterns can be created by layering multiple patterns and colors, and the same technique can be used to create patterns or lettering in metallic leaf.
EverGreene’s artisans bring decades of experience in creating and replicating high-quality, sharp stencil decoration in historic buildings. Our expertise is informed by a technical and artistic understanding of how patterns and letters must be scaled and spaced to fit proportionally within a range of spaces and configurations.