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Stenciling Directions for

FS16 F3 / FS16 B2
Sudbury, MA

Original colors:

Black FS16 B2 #1
FS16 F3 #1
Dull Blue FS16 B2 #2
FS16 F3 #2
Red FS16 F3 #3

Lay the border around the outside of your room. B2 #1 followed by B2 #2. The small holes (register marks) will guide you both in the continuous placement of the units and in the overlay of the second piece. Before you obscure #2 with paint, align stencil #2 on top of stencil #1. With an indelible pen, trace 3 motifs from stencil #1 onto the mylar of the stencil #2. These tracings will be your registration marks when you are ready to place and paint stencil #2. Once the border is completed, proceed with the floor pattern.

FS16 F3 #1

Because pattern FS16 F3 #1 was and is slightly out of alignment, the best way to handle it is as follows:

1. Snap parallel lines at 12 1/8" from the central point of your floor.

2. On the patterns themselves, with an indelible pen, mark "TOP" to assure consistent placement.

3. On pattern FS16 F3 #1, extend the trajectory of the diamond dashes through their centers a fraction of an inch until they intersect on all corners.

4. Where these lines intersect at the top of the top diamond and the bottom of the lower diamond, draw a line from one intersection through the two diamonds to the other. You will use this line in placing the patterns on the chalk lines which you have spaced 12 1/8" apart on your floor.

5. Consistent placement of the top of your mylar as well as aligning the dashed intersections on the sides of your diamonds will guide you in your placement.

FS16 F3 #2

1. Place the second pattern FS16 F3 #2 (the bouquets of flowers) within the empty diamonds created by FS16 F3 #1 and center it as well as you can. (Remember, this represents a hand painted pattern and exhibits such irregularities
of design.)

2. Before you obscure FS16 F3 #2 with paint, align stencil FS16 F3 #2 on top of stencil FS16 F3 #1. With an indelible pen, trace 3 motifs from stencil FS16 F3 #1 onto the mylar of the stencil FS16 F3 #2. These tracings will be your registration marks when you are ready to place and paint stencil FS16 F3 #2. While you're at it, do the same procedure with FS16 F3 #3 over FS16 F3 #1.

3. Stencil away!