With pre-cut plastic stencils, once you have it, you're ready to apply paint. Here are some sources for these and some other options.
Actually, we refer to them as plastic, but stencils can be made of a large variety of materials (cardboard, mylar, polyethylene). However, since they are most commonly made of plastic, I'll refer to them that way. It helps to keep things simple.
There is an endless selection of pre-cut plastic stencils available. I can't say enough about the talented stencil artisans and designers that are out there creating craft patterns and projects that allow all of us to become artists!
it's as easy as skimming the right column of this page and down below for some of the top suppliers of pre-cut plastic stencils and all your stenciling supply needs.
The drawback of a pre-cut plastic stencil is that the size of the image is not negotiable. The size of the
will be the size of your painted image. You can’t change that. Luckily some designers offer a couple of different sizes on their designs. The key to remember is to find the right design and make sure the size fits your project area.
There is an option to pre-cut plastic stencils -
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They provide many benefits like they can be adjusted in size on a copy machine or with your printer options, since they can be printed, you can have your stencil now and the price difference between pre-cut stencils and
free printable stencils
Just try it out with the free Cool Cat!
Well, sure the downside is that you are not looking forward to
cutting out stencils
but that's just a small price to pay for all of the benefits you receive.
Don't think that a printed paper stencil can't be used again and again like a pre-cut plastic stencil. Just cover the top of the paper with a clear protective coating like clear shelf liner before you cut it out and it will last. Just wipe it off with a damp cloth after each use.
Well, generally that’s pre-cut plastic stencils in a nutshell. To look for the perfect one for your next project please visit one of our affiliates listed on the right or below.
The Stencil Library,
you'll have 3000 stencils to choose from plus everything you will need to get the job done. They have paint applicators, paint, adhesives, cutting supplies and instructional books and videos. You’ll also find some great information and tips.
Stencil Ease offers some great pre-cut stencil designs for home decorating, alphabets and industrial uses. You will find Americana Acrylic line of paints and fabric paints. Of course, if you can't find the stencil you need, they can custom make one for you.
Royal Design Studio
has a beautiful line of decorative stencils. You'll even love the web site. It's packed with great how to information and inspiration rooms that have been transformed with stencils. But it doesn't stop there. They also carry many of the supplies that you will need.
You may here the term laser cut stencil. Recent technology has allowed some companies to use lasers to cut stencils. This creates a precision edge and helps to eliminate bridging (paint smudging under the stencil edges). It also improves consistency across the stencil.
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Instant gratification at its finest! You don't need a special printer - these designs are specially formatted to print straight from your home computer on standard letter sized paper. Once downloaded, you will have your complete stencil booklet with patterns and instructions. Just click, buy and print!
Best yet, all designs can be adjusted to fit your project size.
P.S. If you’d rather get your
Stencil Pattern Books
in Print, then visit our Printer’s Book Shop for the same designs in book format that will be mailed to you. You’ll find all of the stencils used as examples throughout this site.
Here's a video on the Basic Stenciling Techniques that you might find helpful. Enjoy!
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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.