Stencil is one of the most popular drawing or writing tool used by students. But, if you are not familiar with this specific accessory, then let me describe it for you. A stencil is a specially created template that has inbuilt shapes in them. These shapes may be of alphabets, numbers, symbols, animals, birds, or of any custom shapes. Stencils are commonly used for designing purposes of several projects. However, these funny devices are also used for wall paintings and designing.
If you are thinking of buying some these accessories, then just rush to the nearest hobby store or writing accessory store and you will surely get to see before your eyes a wide variety of stencils. These items can also be found at the DIY stores. You need to know that not all stencils are of similar shapes and sizes. There is a wide range of shapes, sizes, designs, and colors and to choose while buying stencils.
Sometimes, it so happens that we don’t find the appropriate stencil that we are looking for a long period of time. During these critical situations, there is an interesting option which you may like. It is to get some custom stencils by preparing it yourself. The procedure can be really fun and interesting. Here is a simple process to prepare your own custom wall stencils.
Let us have a look at the basic requirements for creating custom wall stencils.
One piece of cardboard (A4 shaped preferable) which needs to be firm in nature is required. This cardboard will be reshaped and made into a stencil.
One paper or board crafting knife is required for the cutting.
A piece of a transparent plastic or any transparent material is required.
Also a low tack tape is required.
After getting all the required ingredients, it is time for the creation method. The basic design of the stencil needs to be drawn on a paper. If you are not so much fond of drawing then you can collect an image of a stencil and get it printed. Next, resize the printing into the appropriate size you want the stencil to be made up of.
Now, place the printed image of the stencil over the cardboard. Then put the plastic over the picture. Attach the plastic with the cardboard through the help of the lock tack tape. It is to be seen carefully, that no part of the image gets out of the plastic covering. Then, take the knife and start to cut the cardboard following the border of the plastic covering. IT is important to see whether the knife is extremely sharp or not. Unless, it is sharp then there will be a possibility of undergoing improper cutting technique.
While cutting, try to cut one line at a time with extreme cautious approach. Rotate the board very carefully while undergoing the cutting procedure. After finishing with the cutting, check the edges of the stencil. The rough edges should be transformed into smooth ones. Your custom wall stencil is ready for use.
Source by Renu Rohila