Apply the stencil to the placemat. Use the scraper card to help you take off the transfer tape on the top of the stencil. Apply 2 coats of sealer, let dry between coats. I am using a cosmetic wedge, a foam brush works too. Take your paint and ‘pat’ a thin coat on the stencil with a foam wedge or brush. Pat a second thin coat of paint onto the stencil. When your paint is dry, peel the stencil off of the placemat, use a safety pin to help if needed.