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Ever Wonder How to Stencil?

May 8, 2007

by Vanessa Bertozzi handmade and vintage goods

In case you missed Anda‘s live Stencil How-to in Workshop, you can check out this video. She walks you through all the steps and gives many a helpful pointer. It’s a demo complete with hot pink spray paint!

The Labs did this how-to in conjunction with a theme they’re working along for a couple weeks: custom fabric. The idea to create your own patterns and textures to make your raw materials more unique. For more on the theme and links to its exciting endeavors, see this blog post. You can do a search for "customfabric" on Etsy. The next Workshop meeting is on Thurs May 10 at 4pm EST.

Added bonus: we uploaded the original art Anda demos too, and you can get it on the Downloads page of the Team section.

Note: This was originally posted in the Etsy Garden.


  • katsai

    katsai said 12 years ago

    great tutorial Anda, hadn't seen it before! Another way to get round the not-having-a-printer problem is to sticky tape the transparent plastic OVER you computer monitor and trace the design with a cd marker ;P .... make sure you have the plastic there though, haha, as otherwise you could be seeing that design a lot more than you'd hoped for!!

  • Mattamorphis

    Mattamorphis said 11 years ago

    I started out stenciling. I love it so much.

  • satellitedaisy

    satellitedaisy said 11 years ago

    great hands on process! thanks!

  • kitamia

    kitamia said 11 years ago

    sounds super fun.

  • soule

    soule said 10 years ago


  • LondonParticulars

    LondonParticulars said 10 years ago

    Another great tutorial! BOOKMARKING!!!!

  • fedeghost

    fedeghost said 10 years ago

    you can also print onto the paper backing of contact paper, just make sure to reverse any words.

  • GiftCreation

    GiftCreation said 9 years ago

    You can make it just with the sponge instead srpay paint!

  • GiftCreation

    GiftCreation said 9 years ago

    You can make it just with the sponge instead spray paint!

  • GiftCreation

    GiftCreation said 9 years ago

    Just dip it into acrylic paint and it will dry quick without poisonous chemicals!

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