Here are your Free Stencils! Just right-click on the image and select print or save. Enjoy!
If you want stenciling ideas, just look around here and you’ll find plenty. One great idea would be to use these stencils to create custom t-shirts for friends and family! Pssst - Don't miss the video below!
Wait! Don’t just print your stencils from this page and leave. This site is loaded with how-to's and project ideas not to mention the free printable stencils like all of those links on the right.
You may be looking for free stencils now but this is also the place for unique stencil designs. So, don't leave before you scroll down and check out a sample of the stencils we have to offer. They're pretty
cool stencils and I know you'll find inspiration to create!
Got Frogs? I love the little creatures. There is just something so lovable about them. Would you like to see a cool project with the frog stencils? (OK, just click on the blue text or the frog).
Want more unique Stencil Patterns Free? Then you need to check out the Toile Stencils. This style is not easy for a stencil design so they are very uncommon. Of course, you'll find this as one of our many free stencils available to get you motivated to create art with stencils!
Maybe you want to create art inspired by the heavens. If that's the case then don't miss the free Angel Stencil . She'll warm your heart around the Holidays and year round.
For creating religious cards or other forms of art, you may want to use one of these beautiful Cross Stencils . There are four very different designs and all free!
Check out these Sports Stencils for creating art, cards or decorating for your favorite sports fan.
And the free stencils keep on coming. This is just a limited list too. So, click on some of the tabs over there on the left for more.
Are you new to working with paper stencils? If so (or even if not) you should know that you can prepare your paper stencils so that they can be used again and again. Yeah! That’s right. The one you just printed can become a long term free stencil. It’s easy. Do you have some of that clear, wide packing tape? Just use it to run even strips covering all of the paper surfaces before you cut out the stencil. Burnish or rub the tape down to get the air pockets out. That’s it.
(Pssst! Click on the rose for more Rose Stencils - actually any of the images will bring you more of the same.)
By the way, I like to do just the top side of the paper. If the bottom is slick it can encourage paint to bleed under the stencil and smudge your surface. The underside may get wet when you wash it but just let it dry and you can flatten it back out by storing it in a book.
Follow along with me as I paint this beautiful free Grapevine Stencil as a border just above the back splash over the kitchen counter.
Oh! If it's a kitchen that you're re-decorating then you'll want to incorporate this
Pineapple Stencil . It's a classic!
Working with paper stencils has a few advantages. You can adjust the size of your paper stencil to fit the size of your project. Just take the page to a copier and reduce or enlarge. Then cut out the stencil openings. It's that easy.
If this little cutie appeals to you, then click on Heart Stencils for more!
If you are searching for something really different, really unique, then check out the Freebie Stenciling Pattern Designs. I think you'll agree that they're not your average everyday free stencils!
Have you ever seen something painted on a wall that at first you thought was real? That's called Trompe L'oeil. It means "to trick the eye" in French. If you would like to give it a try than check out
Trompe Loeil Stencils.
Stippling is simply tapping or dabbing the loaded brush throughout the stencil openings. This technique produces a more even tone and less depth.
Swirling is moving the brush in a circular, swirling motion against the openings. This technique produces an effect of depth because more color will be along the edges of the openings and the centers will appear lighter. I always think of the swirling technique if you are trying to produce a finished image that has a worn down, vintage look.
This free stencil design is more of a mask. A stencil mask is a negative of a stencil. Where stencil patterns allow paint to be applied to open areas, a mask blocks areas so that paint can outline the images. For a better idea on how to use this pattern, go to Stencil Masks. Another great way to use this design is to trace it on color paper, cut it out and glue it to your project surface.
Getting ready for the Holidays? More Free Christmas Stencils are just a click away!
Maybe I'm getting ahead of times. If it's
Free Halloween Stencils you're looking for we've got those too!
Can you print on transparency film? If so, then your stencil making is easy. Just make sure that your printer will accommodate the thickness of the film.
Remember, open sections of a stencil are called islands. These are the areas that allow color to be applied on the surface under the stencil. Bridges are the stencil material that separates the islands and keeps the shape of a stencil. These areas block color or paint from reaching the surface.
For more on this theme, flutter over to Butterfly Stencils for a garden of wonders.
Here's something a little out of the ordinary (for free stencils anyway):
Tree Stencils . You'll find a scary one for Halloween decorating and an artsy one for...well, art!
Cut-and-paint stencils are less expensive (unless of course they are free!). You’re not paying for the manufacture, warehousing and shipping of a product.
If you can find down-loadable stencil designs you can have your stencil immediately and no delay to your project. Here we offer some free stencils to get you started and a few in book format of our more complex designs. You can view them all at
Printable Stencils (but scroll down for a few samples).
Want more free stencils? No problem! You'll find more at Free Stenciling Patterns (including a 2-Layer Fleur de lis Stencil).
I hope these freebies have inspired you to get started right away making art with stencils.
Don't miss out on our great Free Halloween Stencils. We have six scary designs for you to print and did I mention - They're Free!
Are you ready to rock? OK that's a bit corney. Sorry! But don't miss these great Guitar Stencils which will work wonders for adding new life to an old t-shirt.
And hey! Don’t forget that I (and everyone else) want to see what you have done with your free stencils. Just click on Stenciling Projects to get your masterpiece showcased here on this web site. Won’t that be exciting! Or if you have any questions or want to share information join in on the Stencil Blog. Well, I hope to hear from you soon.
P.S. Would you like to build a web site like this one and turn a passion into a business? Well, if I did it, you can too. Don't think that you have to be a web designer and know all about computer codes and complicated html stuff. I didn't. With Site Build It! it's easy and they have the tools in place to help you build pages and teach you how to create a successful web site. Want more information? Just click on Powered by Site Build It! and watch a cool video that will explain everything. I know you'll get excited like I did.
Oh wait! Here's that project idea video using free stencils found on this web site. Enjoy!
You'll be amazed at how many Free Stencils we have to offer to you! Just to make it easy, here are the links to all the freebies.
By the way, if you're looking for Free Christmas Stencils or Free Halloween Stencils, there were too many to list here so go to
Art Deco Stencil
Art Nouveau Stencil
Graffiti Art Stencils
Palm Tree Wall Stencils
Free Printable Stencils
Quilting Stencil Patterns
Skull and Crossbones Stencil
Teddy Bear Stencil
Trompe l oeil
Tropical Flower Stencil
I hope you truly enjoy these Free Stencils! Thank you so much for visiting and come back soon for more Stenciling Ideas!
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MisterArt.com has a dedicated department for stencil supplies. Here you'll find stencil films, paints, books and tools plus and extensive selection of applicators including brushes and sponges.
In these times, we're always looking for a bargain. CreateForLess has a good selection of plastic palettes for you to choose. Plus you'll find Delta Ceramacoat and DecoArt Paints, stencil brushes and applicators, a few pre-cut stencil designs, and many other items on your stencil supplies checklist.
Joann.com carries a variety of high quality acrylic paints, great for stenciling. You'll find brands like Delta Ceramacoat, Folk Art, Americana and DecoArt. They also provide paint applicators and many other arts and crafts and stencil supplies.
If it's pre-cut stencil designs that you are looking for, then may I suggest Stencil Ease. They have decorative, alphabet and industrial designs or they can custom make one for you. You'll also find Americana Acrylic Paints and other stencil supplies.