10 Reasons We LOVE Stencils

by Kari Gibbs on August 22, 2023

10 Reasons We LOVE Stencils

Using stencils to paint offers several benefits that can make the painting process easier, more precise and efficient. Here are some reasons why you may choose stencils for your next project! 

  1. Precision and Consistency: Stencils provide a way to achieve precise and consistent shapes, patterns and designs. This is especially useful for things like circles (which are TERRIBLE to paint by hand), or buffalo plaid. 
  2. Complex Designs Made Easy: Creating intricate designs or patterns can be TOUGH by hand. Stencils allow you to create beautiful details without the need for advanced artistic skills. Have you tried painting roses? Maybe not because they are stressful. But with stencils, a rose can be easy! 
  3. Time Efficiency: Stencils can significantly speed up the painting process. Rather than meticulously hand-painting each element of a design, you can quickly apply paint through the stencil and move to the next section.
  4. Reduced Mistakes: Stencils minimize the risk of mistakes, such as shaky lines or uneven shapes. Add dome brushes to your crafting table and you'll have a perfect combo.
  5. Replicability: This is important if you're painting to sell or making gifts for family members. If you're working on a project that requires identical designs, stencils ensure each one will look the same. 
  6. Versatility: Stencils can be used on various surfaces, from wood to fabric. AND can be mixed and matched to literally give you endless design options.
  7. Layering and Depth: Remember when we mentioned roses earlier? What about grapes? Or birds? These are all designs that we make layered stencils for. That way you don't have to guess where the petals or the feathers go. You can create depth and complexity EASILY without the guesswork! 
  8. Ease of Use: Stencils are user-friendly and don't require extensive training or artistic talent. They can be used by artists, crafters or DIYers at any skill level. 
  9. Experimentation: Stencils allow you to experiment with different colors, textures, and techniques while still maintaining the core design structure. 
  10. Reuasability: Our stencils are reusable. They are washable. If you take care of it, it will last a very long time. Then, you can spend your money buying new designs, rather than replacing a stencil over and over because it has minimal use. 

Bonus: Conservation of Resources: Stencils help  minimize paint waste by ensuring the paint is applied only where needed. This is especially beneficial when working with expensive or limited supplies.