25 May 2017

I made a stencil

I normally hand cut my stencils using quilters template medium and an craft knife. I learned how to do this way back in the dark ages of my art classes at college. Using the template medium, I have discovered, makes for some very rough and jerky edges. For one of a kind stencils that won't be used more than once or twice, I will cut them out of freezer paper.

But this is a new method that I tried!

First you need a pattern. This was one I drew onto white paper.

Then you need to transfer it to an over head transparency. Since this was larger than an 8.5x11 sheet of transparency film I laid a piece of 4 gauge clear vinyl over my drawing and traced it using a black Sparpie.
I then used a product called EZ Screen and following the directions I got this lovely screen for use with a pounce pad!
Voila! Just a quick test on some black batting. I think I like this technique.


  1. What a great idea. I too still use an xacto knife to make some stencils. It's nice to know there are other options. Thanks for sharing.

  2. You are smart! Well done, Paula!

  3. I like that you find a way to get the job done, whatever that may be. 👏

  4. Great idea! Well done!