Stenciling Custom Family Reunion Tshirts

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Designing a set of custom tshirts with a custom stencil from Stencilease.com is the easiest way to create your own shirts for your next event! In this tutorial we show you how to stencil a clever design onto a set of matching t shirts for your upcoming family reunion!

For this tutorial you will need:

Custom Stencil Design – https://bit.ly/2PmFuMC

Stencil Brush – https://bit.ly/2Bx8V6a

Americana Fabric Medium – https://bit.ly/2DKkc4p

Americana Acrylic Paint – https://bit.ly/2POD1GS

Stencilease Repositionable Spray Adhesive – https://bit.ly/2OTuV3g

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Start off by designing your stencils in the Stencil Ease “Design Your Own Custom Stencil” App right here. If your stencil will use a variety of fonts and font sizes you will need to make separate stencils using this application. Our design features the words “Country Road, Take Me Home” on the back and “Smith Family Reunion 2018″ on the front. The font on the back of the t shirt is 1.5″ height and 1” height on the front, both using the rustic font. The alignment is centered and we selected the 10 mil mylar material to make repeating the design easier with an easier to move stencil. Place your order then go pick up your t shirts while your custom stencils are cut and shipped.

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When your stencils arrive you will be ready to stencil your shirts. The first step is to cut out a piece of cardboard to stick in your shirt to keep the fabric flat and in place as you stencil. Use Repositionable Spray Adhesive on the surface of your cardboard before putting it in your shirt. The Repositionable Spray Adhesive will keep the shirt from shift on the surface of the cardboard. With your t shirt in place, spray the back of your first stencil. We’re going to start by stenciling the front of our t shirts with the “Smith Family Reunion 2018” stencil. Give the Spray Repositionable Spray Adhesive 30 seconds to become tacky before putting it in the shirt and pressing it flat. Measure to place.

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Once you have prepared your stencil surface you are ready to start painting. Mix your Acrylic Paint with Americana Fabric Painting Medium 2:1 on a paper plate. Once the Fabric Painting Medium is thoroughly mixed into your paint, begin swirling your flat tipped stencil brush into the paint until your brush bristles are loaded. Take your loaded stencil brush over to a piece of paper towel and swirl out the excess paint until the bristles feel dry to the touch. This dry brush technique is the key to stenciling a crisp design without paint bleeding beneath the stencil design.

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With your stencil brush properly loaded with paint, start swirling the color through the stencil design. Make sure you stencil onto the edges of the design to ensure there are crisp details on each letter. After stenciling one light coat of color, pass through a second time for full coverage. This assists you in using the proper amount of amount of paint rather than using too much from the start and getting paint bleed through your design. After stenciling the back of the t shirt, gently lift your stencil, remove the cardboard, and set the shirt aside to dry while you put the cardboard in your next shirt to stencil. Center your stencil on the front of the next t shirt, press to the surface, and repeat the process. You can continue repeating this stencil on the backs of your t shirts until they have all been stenciled.

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Once you have stenciled the front of all your shirts it’s time to stencil the back of the t shirts with the larger “Country Roads, Take Me Home” stencil design. Start with the first t shirt you stenciled so that the front is dry. Stick your piece of cardboard into the shirt and flatten out the back against the tacky surface. Spray the back of the next stencil with Repositionable Spray Adhesive and give it 30 seconds to become tacky before pressing it to the center of the shirt. Just like before, stencil 1-3 coats of paint through the stencil using the dry brush technique. Anytime you reload paint onto your brush, be sure to swirl the excess of until the bristles are dry to the touch before swirling into your design. Once you get full coverage, repeat the step for the rest of your t shirts.

After a little work you will have a custom family reunion t shirt for the whole family. It is the perfect way to commemorate family gatherings both big and small. If you have any extra helpers you can employee them to stencil the fronts of t shirts as you stencil the back! Just have another stencil brush on hand so you can stencil your shirts in double time!

If you have any more questions or wish to browse our products, please visit https://www.stencilease.com/ and check out the video below!

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Using Lettering Stencils to Mark Surfaces

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Have you ever needed to mark your tools or property but need to repeat the design on many surfaces? https://www.stencilease.com/ has got you covered with our Lettering Stencil Sets and Custom Stencil Designer. Mark your next project with a one of the many lettering sets Stencil Ease has to offer.

Used in this tutorial;

Arial Letter and Number 1″ Stencil Set – https://bit.ly/2OGbczb

Custom Stencil Designer – https://bit.ly/2PmFuMC

Repositionable Spray Adhesive – https://bit.ly/2OFWBsd

Frog Tape Painter’s Tape – https://bit.ly/2OEUJ2Z

Diagraph Oneshot Inkroller – https://bit.ly/2S9mC1u

Self-Healing Cutting Mat – https://bit.ly/2z91nEX

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To use our lettering sets, start by figuring out how many of each letter you may need. Spell out the word or number you will be marking and count the number of times each letter appears. The highest number will tell you how many letter kits you will need. You may also order letters individually from our letter selector here; https://bit.ly/2RT2kID

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Use a self-healing cutting mat that has been sprayed with repositionable spray adhesive to lay out your letters in a level line. Use little pieces of Frog Tape to hold each letter to the next. With all your words in place, attach them with a single piece of Frog Tape, then attach scrap paper around the word so that it forms a border around the words. After this, spray the back of the letters and the paper with Repositionable Spray Adhesive.

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While the Spray Adhesive becomes tacky, spread the ink out of the Diagraph Oneshot Inkroller onto a piece of scrap paper. Press the silver button 2-3 times if the ink is slow to roll out. Once you are getting even coverage you can roller the design onto your surface. We needed to attach either end of our stencil to the surface with Frog Tape. As you roll the inkroller make sure you are not applying to much pressure so that the ink does not seep beneath the letters of the design. When you get even coverage peel the stencil off the surface.

Repeat the stencil designs as many times as you would like. If you wish for additional words we recommend using out custom stencil designer found here – https://bit.ly/2PmFuMC

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The Diagraph Oneshot Inkroller works on a variety of surfaces from wood, to plastic, to metal. Our stencils are flexible enough to wrap around curved surfaces. Together they are ideal for just about any surface you need to mark with lettering.

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With our Custom Stencil App you can get your words or lettering in any size and many fonts!

If you wish to browse our selection of lettering stencils please visit https://bit.ly/2OIiTFf and be sure to check out the video below!

Shipping & Freight Box Marking Solution

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Make sure your packages arrive safely with Stencil Ease’s shipping and freight box marking solution! Using the Diagraph Oneshot Inkroller and several of our shipping & freight stencils we are able to quickly mark our boxes with important shipping information!

All you need to mark your boxes are:

Shipping & Freight Signs – https://bit.ly/2ry97vY

Diagraph Oneshot Inkroller – https://bit.ly/2SGPv4i

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To start marking your boxes, crates, or other shipping surfaces, begin by using Repositionable Spray Adhesive on the back of your stencil. Let the spray adhesive become tacky for about 30 seconds then press the stencil to the surface. If you have used your Oneshot Inkroller before the cover should keep the ink pad saturated enough to begin using. If your inkroller is new, prime the ink by pressing the silver button 10 times while rolling the ink out onto a scrap piece of paper or cardboard before using with a stencil. Lightly roll the inkroller over the stencil until the ink builds into complete coverage. Peel the stencil straight off the box and repeat on the surface of the rest of your boxes.

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Stencil Ease offers a variety of shipping stencils for any stenciling need. Make sure to use Repositionable Spray Adhesive on the back of all your stencils before stenciling so that the stencil remains stationary while in use. To fully coat the design in ink it takes about 2-3 coats of light rolling. It doesn’t take long to stencil all your surfaces over and over again.

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Once you have stenciled all your packages, pop the cover back on your Diagraph Oneshot Inkroller for the next use. The Oneshot Inkroller comes in a variety of colors for any need. Now you can mark your shipping and freight surfaces with any design in any color! Check out https://www.stencilease.com/collections/shipping-and-freight-signs to browse our shipping stencils and see the video below for more information!

Custom Road Race Logo Stencil

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In this tutorial we demonstrate how to use a custom designed stencil by https://www.stencilease.com/ to mark your next road race with a custom road race logo! To have your own stencil designed by us, submit your artwork at the link below!

Custom Stencil Designer- https://bit.ly/2zFW0NT

Krylon Marking Chalk- https://bit.ly/2DZI98c

Krylon Inverted Marking Wand- https://bit.ly/2U6fDHo

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After submitting your custom artwork you will receive your stencil rolled up in a box or tube. Gently unroll your stencil onto a flat surface and make sure your details are all lying flat. Be advised that in windy conditions you will need an additional person to help lay out your stencil then use rocks to help weigh down the stencil as you paint.

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Next, put a can of Krylon Marking Chalk in the Krylon Inverted Marking Wand to stencil with. Get a box with the bottom cut out to use as a spray box. This spray box will help keep the chalk from getting outside of the stencil design. Spray your Krylon Marking Chalk through the stencil design in broad sweeping strokes and spirals so that the spray overlaps. This will give you full coverage.

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Once you have completed the section in your spray box, move the box to the next section of your stencil. Repeat the previous steps until you have full coverage on your stencil. Lift the box, then lift the stencil straight up so that it does not smudge any of the chalk paint below. The chalk paint should be dry to the touch after a few minutes of drying. Now your next fun run can be done in style with a custom stencil from https://www.stencilease.com/

For more information visit our website or check out the video below!

How to Cut Your Own Stencil

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Have you ever needed a unique stencil in short notice? Instead of ordering a custom cut stencil from us you could go the DIY route with our heated cutting tool and a sheet of blank mylar. All the tools used in this tutorial are listed below.

Stencil Cutting Tool – https://bit.ly/2D2IHcQ

Repositionable Spray Adhesive – https://bit.ly/2OTuV3g

10 mil Blank Mylar Sheets – https://bit.ly/2Qndy7B

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Start with a printout of your design. Spray the paper with your repositionable spray adhesive then wait 30-60 seconds before pressing a sheet of 10 mil mylar to the surface.

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With a permanent marker trace the outside of the printed design. Be sure not to smudge the marker as you stencil. Once you have traced the entire design peel the mylar off your paper printout.

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Take your mylar with the traced design and put it on a piece of glass. An aluminum cookie sheet would work too. This will protect the surface that you are working on from the tip of the heated cutting tool. When you plug the heated cutting tool in it will begin to reach a hot temperature capable of cutting through the mylar very quickly so make sure that you don’t leave any heated components resting on any delicate surfaces. Once it reaches the proper temperature, start cutting along your traced lines.

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As you cut along you should be completing full rotations around the outside of each shape and letter. This will ensure that each letter & object of the design is fully cut out of the sheet of mylar. Once you’re done cutting, carefully remove any stubborn pieces of mylar that are hanging in there using your hands and the cutting tool if you missed any spots.

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Once your stencil is complete you are ready to transfer the design to any surface you desire. Your stencil can be used with stencil brushes, paint rollers, permanent markers, ink rollers, dry erase markers and so much more. Use more repositionable spray adhesive on the back of your stencil, wait 30-60 seconds, and press it to your surface. For this tutorial we’re using a whiteboard chalk pen.

Thanks for checking out this tutorial! For more information or to browse our products please visit https://www.stencilease.com/ and check out the video below.

Two Hour Fire Barrier Protect All Openings Industrial Wall Stenciling

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Are you in need of a way to mark your Two Hour Fire Barriers? Look no further because you have come to the right place! Our “Two Hour Fire Barrier Protect All Openings” stencil complies with most fire codes and is reusable so that you may mark all of your fire barriers. Below are links to the products used in this tutorial.

Two Hour Fire Barrier Protect All Openings Stencil – https://bit.ly/2EQQH3c

Oneshot 3 inch Ink Roller – https://bit.ly/2F2GPnd

Oneshot Color Ink Cartridge Refill – https://bit.ly/2yHKSPZ

Repositionable Spray Adhesive – https://bit.ly/2OTuV3g

4 inch Foam Roller with Handle – https://bit.ly/2OWfKGB

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Start by spraying the back of your stencil with Repositionable Spray Adhesive. Apply the Spray Adhesive from about 8-12 inches away on the back of your stencil. Wait 30-60 seconds for the adhesive to become tacky before pressing it to the surface of your wall or door. This stencil comes in 4″, 3″, & 2″ lettering.

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You can use spray paint, a paint roller, or the one shot ink roller. Roll paint onto the roller before rolling it off onto a piece of paper towel. Do this so that you don’t spread too much paint onto the stencil. This can cause paint to bleed beneath the edges of design causing it to be blurry and unclear.

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To use the ink roller, first you must screw the roller into the base of the cartridge. Hold the ink roller upside down and press the silver button 10-15 time then roll in one direction onto a scrap piece of paper. You may need to press the button several times before the ink comes out of the roller. Once you have an inked roller, you should only need to press the silver button a few times should you run out of ink. When ink starts coming out of the roller is won’t be coming out evenly so you’ll need to continue rolling until the ink evenly coats the roller and comes off smoothly.

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Without applying any pressure, gently roll the ink roller over your stencil. Pass over each letter once on the first coat as you go around. Then apply a second coat. As you use the ink roller, give the ink about a minute to dry between coats to prevent the ink roller from rolling off any inked color. Touch up any weak spots and put the cover on your ink roller to keep it from drying out before the next use. Peel off the stencil and you’re ready to do your next repeat! To continue stenciling, simply press the stencil in it’s next spot and use the ink roller just as you did before.

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Marking Restroom Doors with Women & Men Stencil

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Have a restroom door with no symbols? In this post we take you through the steps to marking bathroom doors with their respective Women & Men Symbols. You can find all the tools used in this tutorial on https://www.stencilease.com/

Women & Men Sign Stencil – https://bit.ly/2z3JiHN

Oneshot 3 inch Ink Roller – https://bit.ly/2S9mC1u

Repositionable Spray Adhesive – https://bit.ly/2OFWBsd

Frog Tape – https://bit.ly/2OEUJ2Z

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Start by finding the center of your door with a ruler. Mark the center line with a piece of Frog Tape and determine the height of your stencil placement. Spray the back of your Women & Men marking stencil with Repositionable Spray Adhesive then wait 30-60 seconds before pressing to your surface. Make sure you press the symbol to the center of your measurements then press down the details of the stencils.

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With your stencil in place, use a piece of paper and Frog Tape Painter’s Tape to mask off the symbol you are not stenciling. We recommend using the Diagraph Oneshot 3 inch Ink Roller. Take your Oneshot Ink Roller and press the silver button to prime ink into the system. Roll the roller across a piece of scrap paper until ink comes out of the ink roller evenly.

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Gently roll the Oneshot Ink Roller over the the stencil until the you have solid color fill. Once you’ve got it, gently lift your stencil from the surface and allow the ink to dry. Now it’s time to repeat the process on the next door.

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Measure the center line and height so this symbol placement matches the other door. Press your stencil in place and peel the Frog Tape off the door beneath. Press the stencil details in place. Then mask off the other symbol with paper and more Frog Tape Painter’s Tape.

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Make sure to roll the Oneshot Ink Roller onto a piece of scrap paper again to check that it is spreading evenly before rolling through your stencil. Then roll the Oneshot through the stencil until you get full coverage. Lift the stencil and allow the ink to dry!

For more information check out our video tutorial below!

November Stencil of the Month

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We would like to Introduce the Stencil of the Month designed in collaboration with Julia M Usher from the Cookie Connection. You can visit http://www.confectioncouturestencils.com for more information #juliamusher #cookieconnection #artist #baker #chef
#confection #confectioncouturestencils #cookie #cookiedecorating #cookiestencil
#cookiestencils #cookies #couture #cookies #designer #dough #party #pastry
#royalicing #style #stylishcookies #sugar #stencilofthemonth#newyears
#juliamusher, #popthebubbly

Photo by JuliaMUsher ©2018 Julia M Usher. All Rights Reserved.

New Confection Stencil Site

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We have launched a dedicated confection site for our line of confection stencils and products. You can now find all of your favorite items from Confection Couture Stencils and Julia M Usher at http://www.confectioncouturestencils.com