Create Your Own Reusable Stencils
DIY Custom Stencil
I recently stumbled upon this awesome product called “Dura-lar Clear Overlay Film”, which is usually used for overheads and transparencies. The pad I got comes with 25 pieces (for more stencils to play with)! They do have paper that is specifically meant for stenciling, but the overlay film paper is more durable and will be better for long time use.
What You’ll Need:
Dura-lar Clear Overlay Film
(this item can be purchased at your local Michael’s Crafts store)
1. Print an image you want to stencil.
2. Line up a page of film paper on top of your image. You may want to tape both pieces to the front cover of the Overlay Film pad.
3. Trace the image with your X-Acto Knife and then pop out the cut piece.
4. Use your stencil!
Because you are making your own stencils you can get really creative. Just be patient though, cutting out your images might take a while if they are filled with curved lines and elaborate decorations!
Now go stencil your heart out…
Taylor Hart10 years ago
Whoa! This is too cool. I love this DIY….it really good! Your blowing my mind.
Sam10 years ago
Thanks so much! Hope you'll keep following!
Megan7 years ago
This is great! Thanks for sharing!
Sam Raimondi7 years ago AUTHOR
Thank you for checking it out! Glad it was helpful! 🙂
Andrew Miguelez6 years ago
Nice. That wasn’t as difficult as I had imagined. Of course, I’ll need to work on my patience with an X-Acto knife…
Glenn Paddock6 years ago
Cool anchor. I am making one of these this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration.