How To Stencil:
Ordering From Our Website:
Where to Buy:
If you are interested in purchasing a stencil from us, please visit our website.
Actual Size of Stencils:
We are asked this question often so I hope this clears up how we design our stencils. The product size specified on each page is the actual size of the clear mylar stencil. Each design is a small degree smaller than the actual size. Usually about 1/4 to 1/2 inch smaller. We can change the design size most often when asked to do so as needed. Costs vary - depending upon the size changes needed.
Yes, we'd love to to sell to you wholesale. Please contact us via email for our wholesale order form and more detailed information about our wholesale pricing structure.
Tools for Stenciling:
We use these for painting on wood signs and burlap fabric. Most art stores will carry stencil brushes.
We buy ours at Michael's, JoAnn's or Wal-mart.
Stencil brushes are specialized brushes. Designed for stenciling, they have a flat tip rather than rounded, and are used with a 'dabbing' motion to apply paint or ink to the open areas of a stencil. Regular brushes are not as effective as they are designed to brush paint on, which can push paint under the edge of a stencil, and the head is rounded which causes the bristles to spread out when 'dabbing'. So get a set of 5 stencil brushes for a few bucks and have the right tool for the job.
We use these for painting on fabric such as cotton T-shirts or walls. In order to achieve the cleanest edge possible, we recommend using a smooth / semi-smooth 4" foam paint roller. Before applying the paint, remove any excess paint from the roller and use light pressure when applying the paint. We buy ours at Wal-Mart.
Our favorite to use is FolkArt Brand - It is a bit thicker than most craft acrylic paint. We buy it at Michael's, Jo-Ann's, or Wal-Mart.