Learn how to transfer the stencil when you are painting a leather jacket with expert craft design tips in this free how-to video series on painting leather jackets.
Next, we're going to transfer the stencil. You want to get your jacket. Again, if you have a practice jacket, that's always great to try out first. Especially, if this the first time you've done it. Even if you've done it before, it's always great because it's just hard to clean it up after you've messed it than to just get it right and then do it the first time. I'm going to do it on a practice jacket here. I'm going to use a white charcoal pencil. You can get these at any art store as well. You want to go over on the reverse side of your stencil and you're going to color it in just like this. I'm just going to do a really small bit here. It's not going to be exact. You're going to sort of finalize your lines while you're painting. This is just like a rough draft or a rough sort of sketch. Now you have your stencil sketched in like this and you're going to make sure that your jacket is nice and flat, there's nothing underneath it. Press it down on the leather, make sure it's not going to move, and then just rub it off with your finger. Your nail is best actually. Make sure you get every little part of the stencil. If you just go over it really generally, you're probably going to miss some spots. You really want to make sure your rub all of that chalk off. That should be good. Then you take it off and you've got your little design. Very easy. That's pretty much it. You're ready to paint.