Please feel free to use these Valentine stencils in your crafts and projects!
Just right-click on any image and select print. I hope you create some impressive art with them. By the way, if you left click on any image you'll find more free stencils. Enjoy!
Don’t know what to do with them? No problem! Just look around on this site and you’ll get loads of ideas.
Wait! Don’t just print your stencils from this page and leave. I’ve added a couple of helpful tips here too.
And don't miss the video below for some great ideas about decorating clothes with stencils.
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 valentine stencil 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.
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.
If you want to get more involved with printing and preserving your paper stencils, then purchase a roll of clear shelf or drawer liner. This stuff is very inexpensive and is the best way to run a clear coating in one sheet.
These great Valentine Stencils are useful in making gifts for your special sweetie. Here are a few quick ideas:
1.) Decorate a nice box to fill with homemade goodies
2.) Decorate a Gift Bag to fill with special items you purchased
3.) Paint some of these on a pillow case
4.) Make a painting out of them and frame it
5.) Use these Valentine Stencils to decorate cookies (See Cookie Stencils for more ideas)
6.) Paint them on a small bag (find them at craft supply stores) and fill with cotton balls sprayed with perfume for a sachet
Well, that’s just a few ideas and I know you can come up with many more!
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. You can find these films at most Office Supply Stores and maybe even the Craft Stores.
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.
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. Do you want to see our catalog? Hop over to our
Want more free stencils? No problem! You'll find more at
Free Stenciling Patterns
(including a 2-Layer Fleur de lis Stencil).
You can’t beat free stencils! I hope these have inspired you to get started right away making art with stencils.
And hey! Don’t forget that I (and everyone else) want to see what you have done with your Valentine Stencils (or any of your stenciling arts and crafts for that matter). Just click on
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
Well, I hope to hear from you soon.
P.S. If you're looking for Stencil Designs (like these), that you can open at your computer and print now or save (No waiting on the Mail Man), just check out our
for your next project.
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. You’ll find all the stencils used as examples throughout this site.
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