Stencils are a very popular Cricut project, but I had never made one! This seemed like a perfect candidate for the letter S in my Craftin’ the Alphabet adventure!
To make a stencil you will need:
- A cutting machine (I recommend Cricut but you can use anything, even scissors!)
- Adhesive vinyl & transfer tape
- Canvas (These cute little guys come in a three pack at Dollar Tree!
Step 1: PIck your design and cut it out of vinyl. For ease, I suggest putting a large box around the outside of the design. If you make the box the same size as your canvas, positioning the stencil will be super easy! (I made my box too small on the first stencil.)
Step 2: Now, you are going to weed (remove unwanted vinyl) the actual design. You want just the stencil to remain.
Step 3: Transfer stencil to canvas using transfer tape.
Step 4: Dab paint using a firm brush. For best results, use higher quality (thicker) paint. I used a cheap pink paint and you can definitely tell the difference.
Step 5: Once paint is dry, remove vinyl!