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(From a someone looking into the stencils) Multiple questions...
In response to a survey, another person wrote the following, "Don't know anything about them, don't know if a tutorial is available for them. It looks to be difficult, don't know size, what constellations are available, etc."
All good questions, or concerns. Let me answer them...
"Don't know anything about them." No problem. Info can be learned at www.NightSkyStencils.com, and also at www.FaceBook.com/NightSkyStencils
"Don't know if a tutorial is available for them." There isn't a "tutorial" yet, but there are instructions that I send out with the kits, and everyone has said that they were plenty. I do have plans, however, to put together a tutorial (in fact we have already filmed part of it).
"It looks to be difficult." What looks difficult... the finished murals? Not sure exactly what this comment was referring to, but I will still attempt to give an answer.
I'm sure that the pictures of the murals that have been painted by others look like they'd be difficult to get from a DIY kit, but I can promise that they were done just that way. The finished product is amazing. Now, as for difficult, I'd say that they are more time consuming, than difficult. When I had the first few made, and I handed them out to 5 different people, I made sure to try and find people from all different talent levels, and age levels. I had a girl, who was 11 years old, paint her room, and I had a lady who was 65 paint a room. Both were able to paint their ceilings. The 11 year old painted hers in a day, and the 65 year old lady took two days (her room was larger and she had other things that needed her attention). The others, who painted, were people of different ages (between the 11 and 64 year olds) and they all did great and all finished with beautiful murals of the night sky.
Something that most people tell me, however, is that once they paint the first row on the ceiling (the stencils are made to paint in rows that are about 24 inches wide)... that the process gets pretty easy. That's because the stencils need to be lined up and after they line them up once (per the instructions) the entire process get's easier.
So, I wouldn't say that the stencils are difficult, but it might take you an hour or two to get comfortable with the process... then it is just repetition.