Our craft size stencil Hand Forged
is perfect for smaller DIY home decor projects where a wall stencil
would be too large. These trendy stencils are great for stenciling your
own designer pillows or curtains or transforming garage sale furniture
finds into cool decorative pieces. It doesn't end there: try stenciling
lamp shades, kitchen backsplashes, doors, table tops, picture and
mirror frames, or create your own work of art on pre-stretched canvas.
Decorative possibilities are endless with these versatile reusable
Although usually it is not necessary to use spray adhesive with
, adhesive can very helpful if you
want to minimize paint seepage or are using high
contrasting colors. (Elmer's spray adhesive
be the best). Make sure you shake the can well and lightly mist (not
drench) the stencil, and let it dry for a moment before positioning it. This step will prevent the adhesive residue transferring
to your surface. You'll need to re-mist the stencil after a few repeats.
Clean-up tip: Spray the stencil with Simple Green to help to remove
adhesive residue.Did you know you can stencil your own fabric
and use it for curtains,
tablecloths, pillows, etc.? When stenciling on fabric, stencil adhesive
is very helpful. First, tape your ironed fabric to the surface so it
move around while you stencil. Use stencil brushes, or dense foam roller
, and add
some textile medium ( sold in craft stores) to your acrylic paint. You
can also get a special fabric paint, but, frankly, good craft acrylics
with a dollop of textile medium work just as well, and cost way less
Textile medium is optional: it only makes the acrylic paint more
flexible when it dries, which is important for wearables like t-shirts
but not so much for pillows and curtains. Complete the stenciling and
let it dry fully, 24 hours is best, then
heat-set it by ironing the fabric for about 20 sec. ( more or less) on
a LOW setting through the piece of cloth. Heat-setting will cure the
paint and will prevent it from being washed off in the washing machine.
Always experiment with a sample of your fabric first to ensure good
results. I've stenciled on silk, cotton, linen and even sheer fabrics
with great results. It's always better if your fabric doesn't have too
All of our stencils
are made of thick, sturdy but flexible 12 mil clear
reusable, easy to clean and stenciler-friendly! In our 20+
years of professional stenciling this material has proven to be far
superior than any other material we used, including the industry
standard 8 mil mylar.
We are certain you'll notice the difference
and will love working with it, just like all the folks who already
bought our stencils.
Our stencils are made to last and with proper care and storage will serve you for a long time.