Stenciling and murals

How do I make a stencil?

Our friends at Paris68redux have created a brilliant How To video and comprehensive guide on stencil and print making. Check out Paris68redux for more information.

How do I make a BIG bike stencil (for the road)?

How to make a large stencil video here

Is there a list of environmentally friendly sprays and paints?

  • #xrprintworkshop recommends emulsion paint for doing stencils on paper
  • We also recommend chalk spray such as Montana but it’s less ecologically sound. Prices do vary but you can check out [GraffCity]( and MontanaCans for prices and information.

  • There are a variety of other environmentally friendly graffiti options available to Rebels including: Water based spray paint; Sugarcane based spray paint; Reverse graffiti; Moss graffiti.

Is it okay to chalk spray, paint or flypost local businesses?

This public art project is aimed at sparking a conversation and building the movement in line with the XRUK Strategy 2020. Rebels are asked to be mindful about where they create their art. Please don’t damage private property or small and independent businesses as this can be seen as vandalism and might damage relationships within the community. Please try and use materials which give minimal damage to private property and the environment.
Some actions are potentially seen as “vandalism” and may have a high risk of arrest especially if private sector buildings are targeted. It is unclear what police reaction will be to some of these actions so take precautions.

What about spraying over existing artwork?

As a golden rule don’t not tag over other posters and spray tags as this could cause conflict. Organised fly-posters and graffiti groups can be territorial and could get violent.

How do I organise / paint a mural?

Matt from XR Brighton has launched the murals campaign. He has a growing community of artists keen to get painting and has completed several murals so far. He’s making a guide on how to organise a mural - coming soon!