Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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thin paper used this is a very simple affair. Then whenthe design is penciled in it is only nec-essary to cut it out as described above.As each stencil is finished it should beplaced carefully aside. Again remem-ber that in view of possible failures itis well to allow a margin in the num-ber of stencils prepared. When allare completed they should be put intosome place where they will keep per-fectly flat, as between the pages of abook which is not likely to be usedfor a while. As has already been mentioned,there is, of course, no limit to the va-riety of designs which might be sten-ciled on to apples. To the beginnerit may be suggested that he should atfirst confine his efforts to patterns ofa simple nature. These can be madein very striking style even by an un-skilled hand. Ordinary portraits,simple figures, coats of arms, symboli-cal designs—there is an endless rangewhich even the experimenter may at-tempt with hope of meeting with sue- October, 1907 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS 381
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Affixing the Stencil to the Apple cess. With practise much more elaborate pictures may beundertaken, and these, if well done, are exceedingly striking.A skilful professional has recently produced some examplesof high artistic merit. These have embraced quite delightfulcountry scenes, views of houses, ships, all delineated with aclearness that is amazing. On a fine day when the apples on which it is proposed toput stencils have attained to their full size, as far as actualdevelopment is concerned, the paper bags may be removed.This must be accomplished with a great deal of care, as onno account should the fruit be roughly handled or it willresent the treatment in the form of ugly brown patches. Ifall has gone well the apples will be of a clear green color,very much lighter in fact than they would have been if theyhad been exposed to the light. Any specimen with a blemishor one which has not grown properly should, of course, be dis-carded. All is now ready for placing the stencils into
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