Monday, April 29, 2013

Stencils Online, LLC Review

I had a wonderful chance to review a custom stencil from Stencils Online, LLC.

They have a selection of clip art to put on a custom stencil and 48 fonts to choose from!

It was very easy to make an account and set up a stencil of my own. The problem was deciding on what to put on there. I thought about a dog and doing something for Isaak's room. He loves dogs! Most of his stuff is Dr. Seuss related, so I ended up going with a quote I liked. 

Like I said, it was really easy making a stencil. I could size the fonts and delete things if I changed my mind.

It didn't take long at all for Stencils Online, LLC to custom make, and ship out my custom stencil.

I had some old canvases laying around and a few other techniques I wanted to try out. Isaak helped me with this review. I let him paint as well.

Isaak is a collector, so I wanted to make sure we had some junk treasures in this image. In fact the image isn't done yet. It's done enough to review the stencil though. :)

I had a few bottle caps that I wanted to include in the image. I scanned one in the computer and duplicated it several times, colorized it with a gradient in Photoshop and printed it off on an 11X17 sheet of paper.

Then we took the actual bottle caps, colored the inside of them with markers and poured Elmer's Glue in them.

Once we had most of the things we needed, we did some transfer techniques. If you've never done a transfer technique, they are so easy! You just paint Modge Podge, or any clear paint down, then place your printed image face down. Scrape your image with a scraper, or the back of a wooden spoon. Then it's waiting time...I waited a few hours. Start rubbing the paper off with a rough sponge. The paper comes up, the ink stays down.

Once we had a few transfers done, we added our Dr. Seuss quote with the help of Stencils Online, LLC, masking tape and a painted sponge.

The stencil whipped off so easily! All I had to do is run it under the sink. I did clean it right after I used it.

Here's the mostly finished result:

And a close up:

I highly recommend making a stencil on Stencils Online, LLC! It was super fun! It made adding text so easy! They stencil is not flopping, like some I've used. It's actually very durable and reusable. You can make stencils all different sizes on their site!

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What graphic or text would you put on a stencil?

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Eat To Live said...

Well how cool is that Alissa! You sure went to a lot of work but it turned out GREAT!!

Liz Mays said...

You are incredible and I'm convinced!

Masshole Mommy said...

Oh wow, it came out awesome!! Amazing job!

mail4rosey said...

This turned out awesome, pinned it.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Now that is super cool! I could see that over Allison's little reading nook. Very nice job!

Claire Justine said...

This turned out great, love it :) Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays :)

Madonna said...

I love stencils but can't ever find one that says what I want. I love that I can create my own at that site. Thanks for sharing.

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I love that quote! Great job on the stencils!

~ Noelle said...

that would be awesome! Love the review... and love the quote you chose to go with :)

momo said...

This looks like you had a lot of fun working together. I have not done stenciling in years.

Heidi said...

I love the bottle cap thing! That is so cool!

momo said...

What a great project to work on with your children, turned out very nice.

Julie said...

Love the bottle caps!

Donna said...

what a creative idea

Angela said...

These are awesome; love how it turned out!

lindilala said...

I love stenciling!


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