Make a stencil and use it to crate your own, unique print on you creation.

Technique Materials

1. Fabric – I recommend cotton, it takes the paint very well. Always pretest a piece of your fabric and the paint according to the paint instructions to check if they “like each other”.

2. Fabric paint – I use Folk Art Fabric

3. Paint brush or air brush

4. Stencil material – I use Foam Sheets that are available in the kids crafts section of any craft store. It is very easy to transfer drawing onto them, and they are very easy to cut and clean. Other materials: Clear Film in the stencil making section.

5. Scissors or craft knife

6. Newspapers, or plastic cloth to protect working surface.

7. Adhesive spray for crafts– not that crucial

8. Computer and printer

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    Feb 13, 2010, 04.49 PMby suribabe

    I’ll give it a try. Thank you..

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    Jul 23, 2008, 03.59 PMby nenasew

    Thanks for this easy how to. I have been wondering how to do fabric stenciling properly.

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    Jul 18, 2008, 05.33 AMby omatic

    I use regular spray paint on fabric all the time and it works great and doesn’t wash out. I actually used this technique on the pocket backings for my pants version of the kasia skirt.

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    Jul 14, 2008, 08.30 PMby leftylaska

    This is great to know. I would have never thought to check out wall paper sites. And the intructions are great. Thanks!

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    Jun 26, 2008, 06.18 PMby hfeather83

    When I make stencils, I use freezer paper. It has regular paper on one side, and wax paper on the other side. I cut out an 8.5 × 11 inch sheet and put in into my printer, and print the image that I like onto the paper side. Then I cut out the positive image. I place the paper wax side down on my fabric, and secure it in place with a warm iron. The wax sticks to the fabric, so I never have to worry about the paper shifting, and the paint never bleeds under. I use a sponge for large areas, and a small stencil brush for details, with only up and down movements.

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    Jun 14, 2008, 01.31 AMby marmota-b

    We stenciled pillowcases in art class once – for the stencils we used simply cardboard, but made it firmer and more “flexible” by impregnating it with wood varnish – I don’t know what exactly is it called in English, but I have a feeling it’s made from flax.

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    Jun 13, 2008, 10.55 AMby plaidrose

    This is so easy!!! I will definitely try this!

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    Jun 12, 2008, 05.26 PMby mmmrphs


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