Step 3: Use a Lightly Loaded Stencil Brush to Add Highlights

using a stencil brush to add highlights
Photo: Julian Wass
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To give the medallion a bit more luster and depth, add highlights with a lighter color paint, using a stencil brush and a pouncing motion. Blot the brush on a folded paper towel before stippling some of the cutouts' "spines." If you like the effect, add a few more.
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