How to Stencil Fabric!

Today I am sharing another project that I completed with the help of Cameron, my Silhouette Cameo.  I am sharing how to make your own disposable stencil and how to stencil fabric.  Yes, you can stencil on fabric and just about any surface you want.  


 How to Stencil Fabric

First step is to purchase your design from the Silhouette store or import a design.  You can read how to import a design from my post about How to Make a Large Furniture Stencil.  Size your design, cut your design.  I like to use[affiliate link] Con-Tact Self-Adhesive Shelf and Drawer Liner paper for my disposable stencils, it is more cost effective than using Vinyl.

How to Stencil Fabric- Silhouette CameoOnce my image is cut and still on the cutting mat, I remove the inside of the design which leaves the stencil.  I place a clear piece of contact paper over the design to trasnfer it to my fabric surface.  The picture from above is the stencil with the adhesive side up, I do this so I can center the stencil and make a mark with straight pins so I know where to place the stencil once I turn it over.

How to Stencil Fabric-Using Contact Paper

Flip the adhesive stencil over and remove the clear contact paper that was used as the transfer.  Using the transfer material makes it so much easier to move the stencil from the cutting mat to your surface, trust me on this!  

How to Stencil Fabric-Using Chalk Paint

Stencil in the design using paint and a stencil brush.  I like to use a dab method to apply the paint.  You can use a variety of differnt paints to stencil.  I like to use a Chalk base paint, just make sure the paint you are using states that it can be used for fabric.  

How to Stencil Fabric-Dab Method Stenciling

Since I was using this stencil for the other chairs, I wipped off the excess paint before removing the stecnil with the clear transfer paper.  

How to Stencil Fabric-French Provincial- Fleur de lis

Let dry completely before using the fabric.  

French Provencial Dining Table Makeover-

This simple and yet elegant Fleur de lis was a great addition to this French Provential Dining Table.  The possibilties are endless on what you can stencil, what is your next stenciling project?  

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6 Responses to How to Stencil Fabric!

  1. DeDe

    I love, love, love using contact paper as stencils. I use them on my Etsy signs, so they are single use. Being single use, I’ve found that if I cut it “just” right on my Silhouette, that I can move the entire piece to my board (sign) then quickly weed it after it’s on the board–no need for transfer paper. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you try it, let me know how it works.

    love your stenciled chairs!!! You did a fabulous job.

    ps thanks for stopping by mrl and leaving a comment on the radio into a coffee bar.

  2. Hi DeDe. Forgot to comment last week to let you know that I shared this post and pinned. I am behind on my comments. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you are having a great week.

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