Ginger Snap Crafts: How to Make a Reusable Stencil with your Silhouette {tutorial}

How to Make a Reusable Stencil with your Silhouette {tutorial}

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Hello! I know one of the new products from Silhouette that everyone has been talking about is the new reusable Silhouette Stencil Material. I know when I first saw it that I couldn’t wait to try it out! I was so excited to get my hands on some last week. Yay! So today I’m excited to share an easy how to make a reusable stencil with your Silhouette tutorial. You are going to love this stuff! ha! ;) Annnd remember it is 25% off right now using the code GINGERSNAP when you shop at SilhouetteAmerica.com. Awesome! OK….so here we go! :)

How to Make a Reusable Stencil with your Silhouette at GingerSnapCrafts.com #SilhouetteCAMEO #SilhouettePortrait #stenciling #tutorial #spon

DIY Stenciled Sign ~ Hello Sunshine at GingerSnapCrafts.com #SihouetteCAMEO #SihouettePortrait #spon

The stencil material comes in a 12x24 inch roll which was plenty for this project. This material is adhesive on the back & comes on a backing paper. So you do not need a mat to cut it out. You will load it straight into your Silhouette.

Silhouette Stencil Material #spon

You’ll need to adjust your blade settings for cutting the stencil material, and then you’ll send your image to your Silhouette to cut. After you cut it out you’ll remove the negative, & then you will have a stencil all ready to go! It cuts really nice, too!

Silhouette Tutorial how to stencil with your Silhouette CAMEO

This stencil material has an adhesive on one side, so this makes it great for stenciling wood, glass, furniture, ceramics & material. I wouldn’t used it on paper. The adhesive would be a little too sticky for that. I love that is stays in place! That really makes stenciling a whole lot easier.

Silhouette Stenciling Tutorial

Then I just used a foam roller to apply my paint. As with all stenciling, the secret is to do thin layers of paint. Don’t put too much paint or pressure on your brush. Just take it nice & slow. :)

stencil tutorial

After each pass I just moved my stencil down my board. Be careful to not smear the paint. Soon my board look like this ~ all happy & polka dotted. ha! :) You can rinse your stencil under running water, & then air dry. Then it’s all ready for next time. ;)

stenciling with a Silhouette CAMEO #tutorial

After the paint had completely dried, I sanded it down slightly with a piece of sandpaper to give it a little character.

stenciling distressed

Then I applied this Hello Sunshine image from the Silhouette online store in black vinyl. Since this was going to go in my kitchen by the sink I gave it one good coat of decoupage to give it a little protection. Then I let it dry.

stencil and mod podge

I love how it turned out! It’s so bright & cheerful. It was so easy to make, and I still have the stencil! So I can make more of these if I wanted to! Just think of the craft night possibilities. You could also create & design you own stencil. Make stencils custom size to fit your project. You can find lots of stencil images in the Silhouette online store, too to get you started. You have so many fun possibilities with this new stencil material.

DIY Stenciled Sign ~ Hello Sunshine at GingerSnapCrafts.com #SihouetteCAMEO #SihouettePortrait #spon

Don’t forget about the ah-mazing Silhouette Promotion going on right now! You can find out all the details right {HERE}. You can also visited the special Silhouette promotion page & use the code GINGERSNAP to get these deals. Don’t forget all specialty media is 25% off using the code GINGERSNAP right now as well. So it’s time to stock up! :)

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Don’t forget to enter the Silhouette CAMEO giveaway!!!
Click on the picture to enter. Winner will be announced on Monday!

HINT CAMEO giveaway #Silhouette

I hope you all have a fabulous holiday weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday! :)

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25 comments:

  1. That is super neat. I just got a Silhouette Cameo and I'm still learning how to use it. I will pin this for when I get to that point in my learning. Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas

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  2. What blade setting do you use for stencil material?

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    1. Sorry! I just saw your question! I can't remember off the top of my head but your Silhouette has a setting for stencil material. It will tell you what to set the blade at. Always test cut just to be sure before you cut your stencil. Thank you for your question! :)

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  3. Love your sign! Where did you get the board?

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    1. Thank you! I bought the board at Home Depot. It's a pre-primed 1x6 that I cut to size. :)

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  4. How do you keep paint from bleeding through?? EVERYTIME I use a stencil it always bleeds under.

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    1. This tutorial has a great technique to prevent bleeding
      http://www.silhouetteschoolblog.com/2014/06/how-to-paint-stencil-without-bleeding.html

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    2. You can also put a layer of Mod Podge over your stencil, let dry & then paint. This will help prevent the bleeding.

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  6. How fantastic is this! Wow thanks for sharing. I didn't even know you could purchase stencil material. Do you have recommendations for material that is not silhouette brand and perhaps cheaper?

    http://partnparcelstudio.com/

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    1. I haven't seen any reusable stencil substitute. If you are wanting to make a one time use stencil contact paper is a good alternative.

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  7. Love the sign! I'm looking to make reusable stencils so this really helped. One question though, did the decoupage not make the vinyl peel up? I always heard you don't put anything on top of vinyl because it needs to breathe.

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    1. I've never had a problem with the vinyl peeling up. Thanks for your question!

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  8. I've never tried using the reusable stencil material before but I like the idea of being able to make my own stencil for painting. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  9. I didn't know I could make reusable stencils! Bookmarking for later :) Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Can the reusable stencil be used with sand blasting etching?

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  11. Hi, I'm not sure if I missed it, but could you share what settings you used when cutting the stencil? Thanks for this great tutorial!

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    1. The Silhouette software has a setting for the stencil materail. It will let you know exactly what cut setting you need. Good luck! :)

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  12. I'm having major silhouette blade issues. I tried the recommended blade for the stencil material (3) didn't cut at all. So i went up.. and up... and UP~! It didn't cut through the material till 10!!! I feel (from everything I've read) that thats unusual and I need some help. Thanks

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    1. I'm sorry! I just saw your question! Is your blade very old? The only thing I can think of is that your blade needs to be replaced. Usually when mine stops cutting as easily I know it's time to replace it with a fresh blade.

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  13. Please share the link in Sil Store for the dots you used. Been looking for one and can't find it. Love this project. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. It was this image. :)

      https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/16275

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  14. Do you place the shiny side or the dull side of the stencil material down on the Cameo? Which side should be up when loading it to print? Thanks so much.

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    1. From what I remember the stencil material comes on a backing paper. So when you put it in the machine put it in backing paper side down (just like you would vinly.). Hope that helps! Thanks for your question!

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