DIY Plastic Stencil
Today, I tried to make a homemade stencil using some of the fonts I downloaded yesterday and some plastic packaging. It turned out a little rustic, and I may do another inking for the final version, which I am using in a card. The card is for one of my dear friends who is moving cross-country with her significant other to take a new job with her new degree.
I plan to post the final version of the card tomorrow!
→ white computer paper with word or image drawn or printed out
→ flat plastic packaging
→ craft or utility knife with very sharp edge (see photo)
→ black or dark colored marker
→ clear tape
Begin by cutting out the word(s) or image from the computer paper. Make sure the borders of remaining white computer paper are small.
Cut the plastic packaging to size also.
Tape the word(s) or image to the back of the plastic packaging.
Trace the word(s) or image with a marker onto the plastic. Check your tracing by pulling the plastic away.
Using the craft knife, carefully cut away the letters. Be mindful of the font you choose if you are making a word, because the o’s, a’s, and anything with a circle may not come out perfectly. Be careful for your fingers!
Cut a small corner of a household sponge to use to ink your design.
Use the sponge to make the word(s) or image with ink on paper. Now you have a stencil!