DIY Projects & Crafts Paper Crafts Stenciled Paper Parasol This pretty acccessory will help you stay cool (and look pretty cute to boot). Personalize yours with stenciled shapes and colors of your own design. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on June 20, 2016 Share Tweet Pin Email What You'll Need Materials Martha Stewart Crafts™ Acrylic Satin Paint in "Magenta Rose," "Wild Salmon," "Pea Shoot," and "Spearmint" Martha Stewart Crafts™ Laser-cut Stencils in Geometric Patterns Martha Stewart Crafts™ Foam Pouncers Set Paper parasol Small binder clips Disposable cloth Paper towels Instructions Clip the stencil to the parasol with binder clips for stability. (You may cut out the design from the sheet or leave the full sheet intact) Lightly apply satin paint to the pouncer. Use a paper towel to dab off excess paint (this is because overloading the pouncer may result in an unwanted heavy texture). Hold a disposable cloth to the underside of the parasol where you will apply paint (this adds extra stability as you work). Start gently pouncing the first color over the stencil. (Tip: Pounce slowly to reduce movement from the stencil.) Immediately wash the stencil with warm water; continue pouncing your stencil design in varying colors. Let parasol dry completely before using.