I've decided I suck at stenciling. I used freezer paper and a thick fabric paint, but it made its way under the stencil here and there anyway. there's just no winning. I'm going back to shelf liners. I fixed the real bad spots (the F was really screwed up) with some black paint which I hope works out after its been set and washed! I have a taker for it if my brother-in-law doesn't like it, so I'm not too down about it.