The stencil has been a popular way of decorating the world since early human history.
Stencils date back 37,000 years when Neanderthals use them to apply hand prints on cave walls in Spain. In 105 A.D., the Chinese employ stencils to add color to paper as a new printing technique. In a method called Katazome, the Japanese apply rice paste to them to block the saturation of dyes onto fabric. Paper, fabric and wood become art with the use of stencils.
Personalize Almost Anything
With the popularity of the Do-It-Yourself movement, people are stenciling almost anything from flea market finds to bland walls, transforming their home décor and interior design in the process. A pattern, letters or a message is cut into a thin sheet of material. You secure it to a surface, transfer the design by applying ink or paint through the holes and remove the stencil. What’s left is a design element or splash of color that enlivens almost anything. Easy to use, stencils are great for decorating:
● Floors, walls, ceilings
● Glass or mirrors
● Furniture (cabinets, headboards, trunks, chairs)
● Fabric (clothing, curtains, pillows, towels, rugs)
● Tile (kitchen backsplashes, bathroom shower accents)
● Concrete (accent border around patio)
● Decking (border or family name)
Quilters stencil patterns on their fabric with washable markers. Dressmakers are using stencils to follow when sewing beadwork on clothing. Crafters reproduce original stencil designs on everything from hand-painted t-shirts to appliquéd hats. Homeowners spray paint useful information on storage units. People are using the stencil itself as a unique cut-out-sign wall décor. Design a one-of-a-kind house address sign that will make your home the envy of the neighborhood.
PlaqueMaker’s custom cut stencil signs not only make unique signs, they can be used to create custom stencil artwork, too. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, they are available in stainless, plastic or titanium (which even withstands salt water), over 15 different shapes and sizes up to 48-inches by 96-inches. Each order comes with one free logo, photo or clip art with no-setup fees and no character limit. Place your order and receive an email with your free proof and quote in one business day. Once you approve your design, your personalized sign ships from our warehouse two days later.